Metallica call use of Master of Puppets in Stranger Things 4 'an incredible honour'

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(L-R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield of Metallica.
(L-R) Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield of Metallica.
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  • Metallica is honoured to have their song, Master of Puppets, used in the season 4 finale of Stranger Things.
  • The heavy metal band praised the Duffer Brothers for the "next level" way they incorporate music into the series.
  • Last month, Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill broke several records after being used in volume one of the fourth season.


Metallica geeked out over the inclusion of their song, Master of Puppets, season 4 finale of Stranger Things.

In the scene, Eddie (Joseph Quinn) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) are used as bait to distract Vecna's (Jamie Campbell Bower) legion of demo bats so Nancy (Natalia Dyer), Steve (Joe Keery), and Robin (Maya Hawke) can sneak into the villain's lair, the Creel house.

Eddie, being a heavy metal fan, opts for a glorious rendition of the song to lure the demo bats toward them, and it obviously works.

Following Friday's release of volume two of the fourth season, Metallica – comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo – shared a statement regarding the use of their song. The foursome praised the Duffer Brothers for the "next level" way they incorporate music into the series.

"The way 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," the caption alongside a clip of the scene reads on Instagram.

The band further reveals that the scene was filmed so well that "some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn's hands in the trailer."

They concluded, "It's an incredible honour 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."

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Metallica's Master of Puppets isn't the first track to get attention in season 4.

37 years after its release, Running Up That Hill by enigmatic British songstress Kate Bush hit the top of the UK charts last month, thanks to the Netflix series.

The 1985 song now holds the record for the longest time taken for a single to reach number one, while its singer boasts the longest-ever gap between chart-toppers, 44 years after Wuthering Heights first revealed her talents to the world.

Bush thanked the Netflix show's creators for her newfound success in a statement on her official website, writing, "I have to admit I feel really moved by it all ... I believe the Duffer Brothers have touched people's hearts in a special way."


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