Metallica ‎– Creeping Death

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Band's second single (and the only one from Ride The Lightning)
released 23 XI 1984.

Information about cover songs on Side B ("Garage Days Revisited")
- Track B1 originally by Diamond Head
- Track B2 originally by Blitzkrieg (1981 version of this song was used as base of this cover)

Trivia (about main song):
- Band's most frequently performed song during their concerts.
- Their publishing company was named after this song.

Tracklist

Creeping Death 6:36
Am I Evil? 7:45
Blitzkrieg 3:35

Versions (41)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
T12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death (Cass, Single) Music For Nations T12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
cv 12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12") Music For Nations cv 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Cle) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Blu) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Gre) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Gre) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Red) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, W/Lbl) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Whi) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SB 19036 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Maxi) Bernett Records SB 19036 France 1984 Sell This Version
RR125503 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Maxi, M/Print) Roadrunner Records RR125503 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Maxi, RE) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
P12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Pic) Music For Nations P12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
P12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Pic, RP) Music For Nations P12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", RE, Pal) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Red) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
T12KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(Cass) Music For Nations T12KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
T 12 KUT 112, T12KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(Cass, EP) Music For Nations, Music For Nations T 12 KUT 112, T12KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
T12KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(Cass, EP, Cle) Music For Nations T12KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
(T)12KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(Cass, EP, Yel) Music For Nations (T)12KUT 112 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Ltd, Pic, RE, S/Edition, Gol) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", M/Print, RE, Blu) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", RE, Blu) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CV 12 KUT 112, 12 KUT 112 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CV 12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Single, Blu) Music For Nations CV 12 KUT 112 UK 1986 Sell This Version
872 975-1 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, RE) Vertigo 872 975-1 Australasia 1990 Sell This Version
872 975-1, METAL 412 Metallica Creeping Death(12", RE) Vertigo, Vertigo 872 975-1, METAL 412 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
METAL 412, 872 965-1 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Single) Vertigo, Phonogram METAL 412, 872 965-1 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
872 975-1 Metallica Creeping Death(12", Single, RE) Vertigo, Acervo Discos 872 975-1 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, RE, Unofficial, Blu) Music For Nations (2) 12 KUT 112 2007 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Music For Nations (2) 12 KUT 112 2007 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, RE, Unofficial, Red) Music For Nations (2) 12 KUT 112 2007 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Music For Nations (2) 12 KUT 112 2007 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Unofficial, Yel) Music For Nations (2) 12 KUT 112 2007 Sell This Version
12 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP) Music For Nations 12 KUT 112 UK Unknown Sell This Version
R1 76156C Metallica Creeping Death(12", EP, Pic) E/M Ventures R1 76156C Unknown Sell This Version
7 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(7", Single, M/Print, Unofficial, Mar) Music For Nations (2) 7 KUT 112 Unknown Sell This Version
7 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(7", Single, Unofficial, Bro) Music For Nations (2) 7 KUT 112 Unknown Sell This Version
7 KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(7", Single, Unofficial, Red) Music For Nations (2) 7 KUT 112 Unknown Sell This Version
(T)12KUT 112 Metallica Creeping Death(Cass, Single) Music For Nations (T)12KUT 112 France Unknown Sell This Version

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HeavyMetal_18

HeavyMetal_18

December 9, 2019
referencing Creeping Death, 12", Maxi, SB 19036
Hey! Does this version have ANY inner sleeve? Because mine doesn't...
HunterWalwaski

HunterWalwaski

September 2, 2018
referencing Creeping Death, 12", EP, 12 KUT 112
Anyone know how many of the 1984 versions were pressed? A: Creeping Death, B: Am I Evil? and Blitzkrieg?

disarmirco

disarmirco

August 18, 2018
referencing Creeping Death, 12", EP, RE, Unofficial, Gre, 12 KUT 112
Bootleg, the back of the cover is darker than the original, the runout space on the vinyl is different, much more runout lines on this version. On the label the rounded C that means Copyright is written without the point. On the original version there's written "C. 1984 Music For Nations"
hoffMan1971

hoffMan1971

February 22, 2018
referencing Creeping Death, 12", EP, Gre, 12 KUT 112
Does anyone know how the green 1984 release differs from the unofficial green one from 2007?
Mind_R10t

Mind_R10t

January 17, 2018
referencing Creeping Death, 12", EP, 12 KUT 112

The two bonus tracks and the cover art make this vinyl a necessity for my collection.
jedirobs

jedirobs

December 25, 2015
referencing Creeping Death, 12", Ltd, Pic, RE, S/Edition, Gol, 12 KUT 112
I love having this album! bibleblack3341 is an excellent seller!
josephlovesmegadeth

josephlovesmegadeth

June 24, 2015
referencing Creeping Death, Cass, EP, Cle, T12KUT 112
This single has to be my most favouritest-EST *Yes i know that isn't a word, shut up.* single ever EVER. it has "Am i evil?" I MEAN COME ON IT'S THE BEST! i recommend you buy it now, like, this very second.
psil0777

psil0777

January 3, 2015
referencing Creeping Death, 12", Ltd, Pic, RE, S/Edition, Gol, 12 KUT 112
Exodus' Creeping Death:
This song is originally written by Kirk's former band Exodus. Exodus called the song "Die By The Sword", because of the bridge, where Metallica sings "Die by my hand", was Exodus' chorus and they sang "Die by the sword" instead of it. The song was recorded and released by Exodus as a demo, but never appeared on any album.
NeilTheDruid

NeilTheDruid

February 2, 2011
referencing Creeping Death, 12", Ltd, Pic, RE, S/Edition, Gol, 12 KUT 112

My copy of this release has two B-side labels. Does anyone else have this on their copy and does anyone know how many of these where pressed?