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30th August 2017


Metallica are to 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 beginning today at and 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' 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.

Here, James Hetfield unboxes the reissue and takes his first look at the Remastered Deluxe Box Set.

'Master Of Puppets' was originally released on March 3rd 1986 via Music For Nations 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 honour granted to works deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Metallica are bringing their 'WorldWired' tour to Europe in October and the UK dates are:

Sunday 22nd October: London, The O2 Arena
Tuesday 24th October: London, The O2 Arena
Thursday 26th October: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Saturday 28th October: Manchester, Manchester Arena
Monday 30th October: Birmingham, Genting Arena

Tickets for all shows available here.


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