By David McNally
Metallica fans - get ready to experience Master of Puppets like never before!
Metallica today announced that they will reissue their historical, third album, Master of Puppets on November 10th on their own Blackened Recordings. 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 features iconic tracks such as ‘Battery’ and ‘Welcome Home(Sanitarium)’ and 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".
The album has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in various digital and physical configurations.
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 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 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.
The reissue is available for pre-order beginning today at www.metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing. 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)’.
Check out the video below of James Hetfield unboxing the reissue.
Metallica will bring their WorldWired tour to Europe in September.
Metallica WorldWired Europe Tour Dates
9/2 - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark
9/4 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands
9/6 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam Netherlands
9/8 - Accorhotels Arena - Paris, France
9/10 - Accorhotels Arena - Paris, France
9/12 - Halle Tony Garnier - Lyon, France
9/14 - Lanxess Arena - Cologne, Germany
9/16 - Lanxess Arena - Cologne, Germany
10/22 - The O2 Arena - London, England
10/24 - The O2 Arena - London, England
10/26 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland
10/28 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, England
10/30 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, England
11/1 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium
11/3 - Sportpaleis - Antwerp, Belgium
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