Thursday, August 10, 2017
Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Reissue to Be Out Later This Year
Having just released their first studio album in nine years earlier this year (Hardwired...to Self-Destruct) Metallica seem to be a pretty busy band as of late. Some of that business includes working on a reissue to their 1986 major label debut Master of Puppets.
Master of Puppets is the album that truly brought Metallica into the public eye and made them a staple of the 80's thrash metal movement. It is considered by many to be their best album to date and the album that defines not only the band, but the genre itself.
In a recent interview with Voir, drummer Lars Ulrich talks about the reissue of their iconic masterwork, saying:
“We’ll try to see if we can get it out at the end of this year. It’s coming soon. We’re working on it. There’s a lot of stuff associated with Master of Puppets – it’s an immense project. We’ve spent to much time looking forward, with Hardwired … to Self Destruct. But Master of Puppets is obviously next. Hopefully, late this year. If not, soon thereafter.”
I would definitely be interested to see what all would be included in the reissue in terms of bonus tracks as well as any extra literature, photographs, and other fun bonuses. Master of Puppets was the first Metallica album I ever bought as a kid and was what got me into thrash metal. While I don't think it's their best album, I do agree it is one to be recognized and celebrated.