Ace of Spades is the fourth album by the British heavy metal band Motorhead. Released on 8 November 1980, it peaked at No. 4 on the UK album charts and reached Gold status by March 1981. It was preceded by the release of the title track as a single on 27 October, which peaked in the UK singles chart at No. 15 in early November. It was the debut release of the band in North America, with Mercury Records handling distribution in the region.