Master of Puppets

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Master of Puppets
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 3, 1986 (1986-03-03)
RecordedSeptember 1 (1-09) – December 27, 1985 (1985-12-27)
StudioSweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark
GenreThrash metal
Metallica chronology
Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets
The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
Singles from Master of Puppets
  1. "Master of Puppets"
    Released: July 2, 1986

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 made a permanent impact on heavy metal music. Several of its songs are still played on the radio. It is the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident on September 27, 1986 while touring in Sweden to promote the album.[1] It is one of the best selling heavy metal albums.

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]

  1. "26 Years Ago: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies in a Bus Accident". Retrieved 2014-07-04.