Blitzkrieg is the seventh track from 1998's album Garage, Inc. second disc. It was written by Ian Jones, Jim Sirotto and Brian Ross, with a length of 3:36.
Originally released by Blitzkrieg in 1981 as a B-side to the Buried Alive single, Metallica have already released their version in their 1984's Creeping Death single (aka Garage Days Revisited). It also features in the Whiskey in the Jar single as a live version, recorded on 1997 in London, England.
- Metallica first played Blitzkrieg live on March 14, 1982, at Radio City in Los Angeles, California.
- Since its live debut, the song has been performed 80 times live, the last time being on August 6, 2012, in Mexico City.
Let us have peace, let us have life Let us escape the cruel night Let us have time, let the sun shine Let us beware the deadly sign The day is coming Armageddon's near Inferno's coming Can we survive the blitzkrieg? The blitzkrieg The blitzkrieg Save us from fate, save us from hate Save ourselves before it's too late Come to our need, hear our plea Save ourselves before the earth bleeds The day is dawning The time is near Aliens calling Can we survive the blitzkrieg?