Metallica - Fade To Black
Label: Elektra ‎– ED 5042
Type: Vinyl, 12", Promo, Unofficial Release, 33 ⅓ RPM, Blue-green Marbled
Country: Germany
Date of released: 1989
Category: Rock
Style: Heavy Metal
Genre: Rock
Musician: Metallica
Album's name: Fade To Black
ZIP archive size: 1289

Metallica - Fade To Black


A Fade To Black 6:56
AA Fade To Black 6:56


  • Producer – Metallica
  • Written-By – Burton*, Hetfield*, Hammett*, Ulrich*


Counterfeit verson with a white 'The Friday Morning Quarterback' sticker or no sticker at all.

From Elektra LP 60396 "Ride The Lightning". Promotional Copy - Not For Sale.

The sticker on the front cover shows:
The Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report January 25, 1985.
WQFM. Milwaukee. WI M.D. - Jerry Gavin "A while ago a certain Elektra Promoman came by with a copy of the new Metallica LP. I like many other M.D.'s around the country, was skeptical about what I was about to hear, but after I listened to 'Fade To Black' I knew Elektra had something there. Lo and behold 'Fade to Black', after about five weeks of airplay, tests in the 80's 18-30 adult and in the 90's 30-35 men. Don't let the name Metallica scare you off."

℗ 1984 Elektra/Asylum Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ST-ED-5042-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA): ST-ED-5042-A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ED 5044 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(12", Promo) Elektra ED 5044 US 1985
CD META 2 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(CDr, Maxi, Unofficial) Retro Series CD META 2 Unknown
ED 5042 Metallica Fade To Black ‎(12", Promo, Gre) Elektra ED 5042 US 1985


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