The record went on to become the first album designated as thrash metal to go platinum in the US.
Burton, who died in 1986, would have turned 59 on Wednesday.
Megadeth’s ‘So Far, So Good... So What!’ documents a band that stood on the axis of a delicate equilibrium and survived to become thrash metal titans.
The hotly-anticipated 'S&M2' is set for release in a variety of formats on August 28.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
The latest vintage show to stream, recorded at The Metro in Chicago in 1983, was part of the band's first ever US tour, supporting Raven.
The special, one-off event is to mark the 20th anniversary of the metal titans' 1999 live LP, 'S&M.'
'The Salvation Kingdom' a new online documentary narrated by his sister Connie, celebrates the life of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton - watch it here.
Metallica have revealed plans for 10 February to be named Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County, California, in honour of their late bassist
Metallica have released a demo of Master Of Puppets, the title track from their classic 1986 album which is be given a deluxe reissue