The world’s biggest metal band is giving one of its most popular albums a heavy duty overhaul.
Heavy metal legends Metallica have announced 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.
Though it preceded Metallica’s self-titled mainstream breakthrough by more than five years, Master Of Puppets did very well in its own time.
Originally released on March 3rd, 1986, on Elektra Records, it 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”.
The reissue is available for pre-order beginning at www.metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing.
Those pre-ordering 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)”.
Click HERE to watch James Hetfield unbox the reissue.