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METALLICA releases new animated lyric video for 'Master Of Puppets' in light of song's recent success

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29-07-2022

METALLICA has released a new animated lyric video for the title track of its third album, 1986’s “Master Of Puppets”. The animated clip was made by U.K. design agency ILOVEDUST, which previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne on the artwork for his upcoming studio album “Patient Number 9”, and with FOO FIGHTERS on promotional activity for their “Studio 666” movie.

Earlier this month, the “Master Of Puppets” title track saw new life 36 years following its original release after its inclusion in season four of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things”. The popularity of the 1986 song brought it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever in the band’s lengthy career.

Watch the new animated lyric video for the title track of its third album, 1986’s “Master Of Puppets” below.

In the season four finale of “Stranger Things”, the Eddie Munson character performs what he calls “the most metal concert ever” — including shredding “Master Of Puppets” on his beloved Warlock guitar — in “Stranger Things”‘ “Upside Down” alternate universe during an attempt to help his friends vanquish the Big Bad of the season, a demon named Vecna.

On July 5, METALLICA released a statement regarding “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer’s decision to use the group’s music in the show. The band said: “The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into ‘Stranger Things’ has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include ‘Master Of Puppets’ in the show but to have such a pivotal scene built around it.

“We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away… it’s so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer!! How crazy cool is that?
 
“It’s an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show.”

Around the same time, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo revealed that his 17-year-old son Tye contributed “additional guitar tracks” to the version of “Master Of Puppets” which appears in “Stranger Things”.

“Master Of Puppets” was released on February 24, 1986 and was the first album METALLICA recorded after signing a major label deal with Elektra Records.

It is the last record to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed later that year in a tour bus crash.

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