May 19, 2024

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Thanks to Stranger Things, Metallica’s iconic “Master Of Puppets” is being embraced by a new generation

Considering the influences and the time period that it’s based in, it’s not really a surprise that music plays an integral role in the extremely popular Netflix series, Stranger Things. While it’s obviously not the first time music has played an important part in a popular TV series, it’s pretty cool either way you slice it.

Now, a new generation is embracing the likes of Kate Bush, Metallica, and more. In fact, both songs are on the Spotify Viral 50 right now, which is pretty wild.

*Slight spoilers ahead*

On the show’s season 4 finale, Eddie Munson performs the iconic “Master Of Puppets”, which you can watch below. Clearly Metallica had a hand in this, too. In fact, Metallica responded in kind with a statement of their own, surrounding the inclusion of the song:

“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. We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away… it’s so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer!! How crazy cool is that?

It’s an incredible honor 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.”

Undoubtedly, much like Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” seeing a massive jump in popularity, “Master Of Puppets” will likely see the same. Not that arguably the biggest metal band in history needs much more in the way of attention, but you get the picture.

Stranger Things Season 5 drops in 2024, so it’ll be interesting to see what other iconic music from the era they decide to include.

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