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.
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.
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.
2/1 - Meo Arena - Lisbon, Portugal
2/3 - Wizink Center - Madrid, Spain
2/5 - Wiznik Center - Madrid, Spain
2/7 - Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
2/10 - Pala Alpitour - Turin, Italy
2/12 - Unipol Arena - Bologna, Italy
2/14 - Unipol Arena - Bologna, Italy
2/16 - Sap Arena - Mannheim, Germany
3/27 - Jyske Bank Boxen - Herning, Denmark
3/29 - Barclaycard Arena - Hamburg, Germany
3/31 - Wiener Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria
4/2 - O2 Arena - Prague, Czech Republic
4/5 - Budapest, Hungary - Sports Arena
4/7 - Schleyerhale - Stuttgart, Germany
4/9 - Schleyerhale - Stuttgart, Germany
4/11 - Palexpo - Geneva, Switzerland
4/26 - Olympiahalle - Munich, Germany
4/28 - Tauran Arena - Krakow, Poland
4/30 - Leipzig Arena - Leipzig, Germany
5/2 - Telenor Arena - Oslo, Norway
5/5 - Ericsson Globe - Stockholm, Sweden
5/7 - Ericsson Globe - Stockholm, Sweden
5/9 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
5/11 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
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