Released : March 3, 1986
Recorded : September 1 – December 27, 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre : Thrash metal
Length : 54:45
Label : Elektra, Music for Nations, Vertigo
Producer : Metallica, Flemming Rasmussen
Master of Puppets is the third studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on March 3, 1986 through Elektra Records. The album reached #29 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart and was the band's first gold record for sales of over 500,000 copies. This was done without any radio airplay or the release of a music video. The album eventually sold over six million copies in the United States and was certified 6x platinum by the RIAA.
Master of Puppets marks the last Metallica album with bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident. Master of Puppets met with critical acclaim at the time of its release. The album is considered a classic thrash metal album by fans, critics, and the band members themselves alike and is considered to be one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time.
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