Metallica announces ‘Master of Puppets’ reissue

Metallica has announced that they will reissue their third album, Master of Puppets on November 10th on their own Blackened Recordings. The album has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations. The reissue is available for pre-order at metallica.com where fans can see the full package details. Those who pre-order the standard album will receive an instant download of “Disposable Heroes (Remastered)”. Those who pre-order the expanded or deluxe editions will receive an instant download of “Disposable Heroes (Remastered)” and “The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986).”

The Master of Puppets reissue will be available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally for download and streaming. The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include 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.

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 ten 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 will bring their WorldWired tour to Europe.

LP | CD | 3 CD Expanded Edition | Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

CD 1: Master of Puppets (Remastered)

  1. Battery (Remastered) (5:12)
  2. Master of Puppets (Remastered) (8:35)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (Remastered) (6:36)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Remastered) (6:27)
  5. Disposable Heroes (Remastered) (8:16)
  6. Leper Messiah (Remastered) (5:40)
  7. Orion (Remastered) (8:27)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Remastered) (5:32)

Disc 2: Riffs, Demos, Rough Mixes & Interviews (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Battery (Early June 1985 Demo) (4:42)
  2. Master of Puppets (Late June 1985 Demo) (8:21)
  3. The Thing That Should Not Be (September 1985 Drum Room Demo) (6:22)
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Late June 1985 Demo) (9:02)
  5. Disposable Heroes (May 1985, Writing in Progress II) (5:42)
  6. Leper Messiah (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes II) (0:56)
  7. Orion (November 1985, Work in Progress Rough Mix) (8:23)
  8. Damage, Inc. (1985, from James’ Riff Tapes) (1:55)
  9. The Money Will Roll Right In (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (2:58)
  10. The Prince (Work in Progress Rough Mix) (4:50)
  11. Metal Madness Magazine Interview with Cliff (19:30)

Disc 3: Live From the Damage, Inc. Tour (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Battery (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (4:40)
  2. Master of Puppets (Live at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ – April 21st, 1986) (8:25)
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (5:15)
  4. Ride The Lightning (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (6:16)
  5. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:00)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:16)
  7. (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (2:58)
  8. Damage, Inc. (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:07)
  9. Fade To Black (Fan Recording – Live at Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986) (6:33)
  10. Seek & Destroy (Live at The Country Club, Reseda, CA – November 8th, 1986) (6:18)
  11. Creeping Death (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (6:03)
  12. The Four Horsemen (Live at Grugahalle, Essen, West Germany – January 25th, 1987) (5:01)
  13. Am I Evil? (Live at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA – August 3rd, 1986) (3:38)
  14. Whiplash (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986) (4:44)

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