Master of Puppets

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Master of Puppets
Studio album by Metallica
Released February 24, 1986
Recorded September 1 – December 27, 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Thrash metal
Length 54:46
Language English
Label Elektra/Asylum (The labels merged and became known as Elektra/Asylum Records through the 1980s; The publisher of the 1986 Compact Disc release is credited as Elektra/Asylum)
Producer Metallica, Flemming Rasmussen
Metallica chronology
Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets
...And Justice for All

Master of Puppets is Metallica's third album. It was released by Elektra Records on February 21 1986. The album has 8 songs which many feel have changed today's heavy metal music. It has several songs that are still played on the radio. It is the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton. Burton died in a bus accident on September 27, 1986 while touring in Sweden to promote the album.[1]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "Battery"   5:12
2. "Master of Puppets"   8:36
3. "The Thing That Should Not Be"   6:37
4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"   6:27
5. "Disposable Heroes"   8:17
6. "Leper Messiah"   5:40
7. "Orion" (Instrumental) 8:28
8. "Damage, Inc."   5:29

Credits[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

James Hetfield | Lars Ulrich | Kirk Hammett | Robert Trujillo
Jason Newsted | Cliff Burton | Dave Mustaine | Ron McGovney
Kill 'Em All | Ride the Lightning | Master of Puppets | Garage Days Re-ReVisited | ...And Justice for All | Metallica | Load | ReLoad | Garage Inc. | S&M | St. Anger | Death Magnetic