Thursday, July 28, 2022

Metallica debut Master Of Puppets animated lyric video

Metallica have debuted an animated lyric video for the title track to their 1986 classic, “Master Of Puppets.”

Created by UK design agency ILOVEDUST – which previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne on the artwork for his upcoming studio album "Patient Number 9", and with Foo Fighters on promotional activity for their "Studio 666" movie – the clip was inspired by the song’s recent chart success due to its inclusion in the Netflix series "Stranger Things."

In the season four finale, the Eddie Munson character performs what he calls "the most metal concert ever" — including shredding "Master Of Puppets" on his Warlock guitar — in the show’s "Upside Down" alternate universe during an attempt to help his friends vanquish a demon named Vecna.

The new profile of the track due to its exposure in the program recently saw “Master Of Puppets” enter the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the first time in the song’s history.

"The way [creators Matt and Ross] The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into 'Stranger Things' has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include 'Master Of Puppets' in the show but to have such a pivotal scene built around it,” says Metallica. “We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away... it's so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn's hands in the trailer!! How crazy cool is that?

"It's an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie's journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show."

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 17-year-old son, Tye, contributed "additional guitar tracks" to the version of "Master Of Puppets" which appears in "Stranger Things."

The original studio version was featured on Metallica’s major label debut, which became thrash metal's first platinum album on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies.

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