Metallica to reissue Master of Puppets in November!
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 to order at www.metallica.com in various digital and physical configurations.
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 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”.
Reissue of the album 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, a 3 CD Expanded Edition and a Digital Deluxe Box Set. 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.
Those who pre-order the standard album will receive an instant download of Disposable Heroes. Those who pre-order the expanded or deluxe editions will receive also an instant download of The Thing That Should Not Be (Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL – May 25th, 1986).