While many Metallica fans are still hanging for a
fixed remastered version of …And Justice For All, the band have just announced a reissue of the legendary Master of Puppets instead, but thankfully the hefty box set that’s on its way will contain a stack of unreleased extras for dedicated fans.
Along with the remastered album, Metallica’s expanded edition of the record also giving us unreleased demos, live tracks, rough mixes and interviews, while the limited edition deluxe version also brings with it 108 pages of unreleased photos, a folder of handwritten lyrics and more.
That is a hell of a lot of Master of Puppets, even for the biggest Metallica fan
You can check out James Hetfield taking everything out of its box below, with the record set to drop through the band’s own Blackened Records, having originally been released through Elektra Records all the way back in 1986.
You can pre-order this one right now on the Metallica website, and score an instant download of the remastered version of ‘Disposable Heroes’ to test out on your stereo right away.
Metallica recently gave us some new material of a different kind when they appeared on hit show Carpool Karaoke, including a cover of a stone cold Disney classic, as well as a little too much information when they played a metal version of ‘Never Have I Ever’.
As far as that much-requested …And Justice For All remaster goes, the record’s producer Flemming Rasmussen recently sat down for an interview to clear up once and for all just what went on with the sound on the album, blaming the band for the weak amount of bass that left many fans cold.
Mixer Steve Thompson also detailed a meeting he had with Lars Ulrich in 2009, which showed that he and the drummer had different recollections of who was to blame for the album’s divisive sound.
“They flew us out and I’m sitting with Lars,” he said. “[Lars] goes, ‘Hey, what happened to the bass in … Justice?’ He actually asked me that. I wanted to cold cock him right there.
“It was a shame because I’m the one getting the shit for the lack of bass.”
All we can say is that we hope the remastered version of Master of Puppets gives fans exactly what they want to hear.
Watch James Hetfield unbox Metallica’s Master of Puppets deluxe remaster