Metallica’s Master Of Puppets sees a resurgence in popularity after being used in Stranger Things

Metallica’s Master Of Puppets sees a massive resurgence in popularity after being used in Stranger Things’ newest season: ‘It’s an incredible honor’

Metallica’s 1986 song Master Of Puppets has seen a massive resurgence in popularity due to its usage in the most recent season of Stranger Things.

The song, which was released on the album of the same name, was featured in a pivotal scene in the season four finale finale, in which Joseph Quinn’s character Eddie Munson distracts demobats by rocking out to the song on guitar.

According to Deadline, the single’s boost in popularity has resulted in it receiving 17 million streams on Spotify in recent weeks, and it is poised to return to the charts in the UK.

Doing well: Metallica's 1986 track Master Of Puppets has seen a massive resurgence in popularity due to its usage in the most recent season of Stranger Things;  they are seen in February

Doing well: Metallica’s 1986 track Master Of Puppets has seen a massive resurgence in popularity due to its usage in the most recent season of Stranger Things; they are seen in February

The outlet also pointed out that Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett, bassist Robert Trujillo and his son Tye all ‘recorded additional guitar tracks for the version of the song that appears in the show.’

Master of Puppets was met with critical acclaim upon its initial release, and it peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song was previously used in movies such as Old School and Zombieland: Double Tap.

The second part of Stranger Things’ fourth season was previously released earlier this month, and following its debut, the band issued a statement on Instagram in which they expressed their feelings about their track’s usage.

Appreciative: The second part of Stranger Things' fourth season was previously released earlier this month, and following its debut, the band issued a statement on Instagram where they expressed their feelings about their track's usage

Appreciative: The second part of Stranger Things’ fourth season was previously released earlier this month, and following its debut, the band issued a statement on Instagram where they expressed their feelings about their track’s usage

‘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 band made a point of noting: ‘We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away.’

The heavy metal mainstays then expressed that several of their fans had figured out that the song was on the show before the second part of the season was released.

They wrote: ‘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? ‘

Impressed: The band made a point of noting: 'We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away'

Impressed: The band made a point of noting: ‘We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away’

They concluded by writing: ‘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.’

Master of Puppets has also made its way onto the charts again, and it currently stands at the number 40 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The band also showed their support for the show’s release with a video that was shared to their TikTok account, in which they all wore Hellfire Club shirts while playing the song.

They also made a reference to one of Munson’s lines in the show with a message that was shared in their post’s caption that read: ‘Eddie, this is for you!’

Enthusiastic: The band also showed their support for the show's release with a video that was shared to their TikTok account, in which they all wore Hellfire Club shirts while playing the song

Enthusiastic: The band also showed their support for the show’s release with a video that was shared to their TikTok account, in which they all wore Hellfire Club shirts while playing the song

Master Of Puppets is not the only song used in Stranger Things’ newest season that has received a recent boost in popularity, as Kate Bush’s 1985 track Running Up That Hill was prominently featured in the run of episodes.

The hit track was utilized to bring Sadie Sink’s character Max out of the Upside Down in a scene that occurred in the season’s fourth episode.

The critically acclaimed song was subsequently utilized heavily throughout several other episodes.

Running Up That Hill saw an immense boost in popularity following the new season’s release, and it currently sits in the third-highest spot on the Hot 100 chart.

Another one: Master Of Puppets is not the only song used in Stranger Things' newest season that has received a recent boost in popularity, as Kate Bush's 1985 track Running Up That Hill was prominently featured in the run of episodes

Another one: Master Of Puppets is not the only song used in Stranger Things’ newest season that has received a recent boost in popularity, as Kate Bush’s 1985 track Running Up That Hill was prominently featured in the run of episodes

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