EXPANDED AND DELUXE EDITIONS FEATURE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL INCLUDING DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES, VIDEO, LIVE TRACKS, INTERVIEWS, PHOTOS AND MORE
“If they ever award a titanium album, it should go to Master of Puppets.”
– ROLLING STONE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 10, 2017 – Metallica today reissued their third album, Master of Puppets on their own Blackened Recordings. The album has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and is available in various digital and physical configurations.
The Master of Puppets reissue is available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition includes previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set includes a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons. For more information, visit www.metallica.com.
Click HERE to watch James Hetfield unbox the reissue.
On this week’s It’s Electric! with Lars Ulrich on Beats 1, audiences world wide will be treated to part one of a very special two part series commemorating the reissue of Metallica’s 1986 album, Master of Puppets. From Antwerp, Belgium inside the Sportpaleis arena, Lars is joined by James, Kirk and Rob to talk all things ‘Master’ from the first riffs recorded on fostex to James’ lyrical influences and many, many more stories in between. Part 1 will air this Sunday, November 12th @ 3pm PT and Part 2 on Sunday, November 19th @ 3pm PT. Tune in at www.apple.com/beats1 and watch the teaser video HERE. The full video will go live Monday November 13th at 9:00 AM PST.
Master of Puppets was originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records and went on to become the first Metallica album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album has been certified 6x Platinum in the United States and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. In 2016, the album became the first metal album to be added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, an honor granted to works deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Metallica recently wrapped the European leg of their WorldWired tour. Last night they headlined the Band Together Bay Area benefit at AT&T Park in San Francisco. See below for a list of upcoming dates.
Metallica formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year, and earning themselves a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Metallica’s latest album Hardwired…To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. Metallica recently wrapped the North American leg of its WorldWired stadium tour.