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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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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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