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'Master Of Puppets' At 30

http://gty.im/86118908 Metallica's Master Of Puppets may turn 30 years old today (March 3rd), but unlike some albums released in and around 1986 , this one is nowhere near dated or shows any signs of age whatsoever.  In the three decades that have since passed, it still sounds as aggressive as it did upon release.

It set a new standard for the band...

It set a new standard for metal...

And it reminds us just how much Cliff Burton is missed.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of this iconic album, we look back at some live footage of the band in support of Master Of Puppets, as well as some archival photos.

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Classic Entertainment: Bestsellers From Redferns 1980s

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Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Metallica

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Metallica Live At Shibuya Public Hall

Metallica live at Shibuya Public Hall, Tokyo, November 1986.

Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Metallica

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Archive Entertainment On Wire Image: Metallica

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