For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica song)

1984 Metallica song

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1985 Thrash metal song by rock band Metallica from their second album Ride the Lightning. The song's name comes from Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel of the same name.

"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Song by Metallica
from the album Ride the Lightning
Released1985
RecordedSweet Silence Studios Copenhagen, Denmark, 1984
GenreThrash metal
Length5:10
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Producer(s)Metallica, Flemming Rasmussen, Mark Whitaker

In pop cultureEdit

  • The song was featured in the opening credits of the movie ''Zombieland''.
  • It is played when the NFL's Chicago Bears score a touchdown.
  • The song is used in the trailer for the video game Gaia: Honor and Vengeance.