METALLICA are to reissue their classic third album as a box set.

Master Of Puppets, widely regarded as a highpoint of the San Francisco band's career, was originally released in the spring of 1986 through Elektra in the US - their first for a major - and Music For Nations in the UK, where it rocketed to a princely 41 on the album chart. It was the last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton who was killed in a tourbus accident in Sweden in September of that year.

The reissue will be available physically as a standard LP, standard CD, 3 CD expanded edition, and limited edition deluxe box set. It will also be available digitally as a standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD expanded edition (available for download only), and a digital deluxe box set (available for streaming and download).

The expanded edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The limited edition deluxe box set will include a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons.

Released through the band's own Blackened label on 10 November, it's available to pre-order here.


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