Speaking to Quebec’s Voir, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed the band’s plan to reissue 1986’s Master Of Puppets. Like the band’s first two albums, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets is expected to be remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in several formats, including a deluxe box set.
Ulrich said, “It should be coming maybe later… 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; that’s a big project. And we’ve spent so much time looking forward, with Hardwired and so on, but Master Of Puppets is obviously next. It will be out hopefully late this year. If not, soon thereafter.”
Master Of Puppets was released on February 24th, 1986 and was the first Metallica album recorded after signing a major label deal with Elektra Records. The release reached #29 on the Billboard chart and has sold over 6 million copies in the U.S. Master Of Puppets is the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed later that year in a tour bus crash.
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