American heavy metal band Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ was one of the songs featured on the soundtrack of the new movie Zombieland: Double Tap this week.
The track was played during the movie’s opening as we see the group on the lawn of the White House.
Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets‘ is the lead and only single from the iconic band’s third studio album of the same name.
Released in March, 1986, it was the last Metallica album to feature bassist Cliff Burton.
He died six months later in a bus accident involving the entire band while on an album promotion tour in Sweden.
Burton was thrown through the window during the accident. The bus then fell on top of him and he was crushed.
He was only 24 years old.
Metallica’s Master of Puppets album charted in 15 countries, and was eventually certified 6 x Platinum in the U.S. and Canada, and Gold in the UK.
It was also deemed to be so culturally significant, Master of Puppets was eventually added to the National Recording Registry in 2015 by the United States Library of Congress.
To this day it is thought to be the band’s best album.
Listen to the remastered version of Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets‘ from Zombieland: Double Tap in the video below.
You can also hear the entire album in the Spotify widget below that.
And be sure to also watch the superb live performance of the track by Metallica in Manchester, England earlier this year in the video below that.
Because yep, it’s England, so of course it was pouring down with rain.
Related reading: The ABCs of Metallica — yep the heavy metal band have created a children’s book
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