Whiplash (Metallica song)

"Whiplash" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their debut album, Kill 'Em All. The song has been covered a number of times, most notably by Motörhead, whose version won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.[1]

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Single by Metallica
from the album Kill 'Em All
B-side"Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)"
ReleasedAugust 8, 1983
RecordedMay 10–27, 1983 at Music America Studios, Rochester, New York
GenreThrash metal
Metallica singles chronology
"Jump in the Fire"
Audio sample

"Whiplash" was first played in October 23, 1982, and was one of the last songs Metallica wrote for Kill 'Em All.

The single also includes fake live performances of "Seek & Destroy" and "Phantom Lord", which are actually alternate studio recordings with overdubbed crowd noise.[2]

Cover versions and appearances in mediaEdit

Track listingEdit

US single (vinyl)
1."Jump in the Fire"4:41
2."Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)"4:24
3."Seek & Destroy" (Live)7:04
4."Phantom Lord" (Live)4:52
US single (cassette maxi-single)
1."Jump in the Fire"4:41
2."(Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth" (instrumental)4:15
3."Whiplash (Special Neckbrace Remix)"4:24
4."Seek & Destroy" (Live)7:04
5."Phantom Lord" (Live)4:52


  1. ^ a b "47th Grammy Awards - 2005". Rock on the Net archive. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
  2. ^ "Metallica Discography". Metallica. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Cat Badra. "Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain: I Knew Him Well". Audio Ink Radio. Retrieved 2015-08-10.

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