McFarlane Toys at Spawn.com are releasing a unique 3D sculpture of the cover art for METALLICA's 1986 album, "Master of Puppets". Due for release in August 2006, the sculpture will be approximately 18x18cm (7x7 inches) and made from PVC (Damage Inc statue). Check out pictures at Spawn.com.
McFarlane Toys previously released the "...And Justice for All"-era (circa 1988-1989) METALLICA figurine set complete with stage set and equipment.
"Master of Puppets" sold nearly 2,000 copies in the United States during the week ending March 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The LP was last certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in June 2003 for sales in excess of six million copies in the U.S.
As previously reported, eight of rock's hottest bands — including MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE — have contributed to a special re-recording of METALLICA's "Master of Puppets" in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the classic album's release and the 25th anniversary of the magazine Kerrang! The CD will be given away free with Kerrang! issue 1102, which goes on sale April 5.
"Remastered" features exclusive recordings by BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, TRIVIUM, FIGHTSTAR, MACHINE HEAD, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, CHIMAIRA, MASTODON and MENDEED, with the sleeve notes for the album written by none other than Lars Ulrich. "It's awesome to think that some of you guys weren't even born when we recorded 'Master Of Puppets'!" laughed Lars. "When we started thinking about Kerrang! honoring 'Master of Puppets' with this tribute album, and saw the artwork and the line-up of bands we realized it was a big deal. We're honored that it's a record that's perceived as a milestone and a record that's been so inspiring to so many people, both fans and young bands like TRIVIUM and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. We're as excited to hear this as you guys are!"
"Remastered" track listing:
MACHINE HEAD - "Battery"
TRIVIUM - "Master Of Puppets"
MENDEED - "The Thing That Should Not Be"
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE - "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
CHIMAIRA - "Disposable Heroes"
FIGHTSTAR - "Leper Messiah"
MASTODON - "Orion"
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND - "Damage, Inc."
Check out the "Remastered" cover artwork at this location.