The second Metallica Album
Ride The Lightning was recorded in Denmark during the Spring of 1984.
It was released in the U.S. on Megaforce Records (MRI-769) in August, 1984
and then later that year by Elektra Records (9 60396-1)
It was distributed in Europe by Music For Nations (MFN-27-DM)
This was the last album to feature songs credited to Dave Mustaine.
The RTL album changed the face of heavy metal forever.