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Master of Puppets (1986)




Master of Puppets (1983) Released: March 3, 1986
Label: Elektra
Peak Chart Position: US (29), UK (41)
RIAA Certification: Platinum 6x

Master of Puppets is the third studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on March 3, 1986, through Vertigo Records, Music for Nations and Elektra Records, making it the group’s major label debut. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the group’s first record to be certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies. This was done without any radio airplay or the release of a music video. Master of Puppets received positive reviews. This is the band’s last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash in Sweden while touring to promote the album.

(From the Wiki Release Page)