Master of Puppets is the third studio album by the American thrash metal band Metallica. It was released on March 3, 1986, making it the group's major label debut. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the group's first record to be certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies. Master of Puppets marks the last Metallica album with bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident while touring to promote the album.
Metallica; Master of Puppets: Metallica reflect on the 30th anniversary of their third album, 'Master of Puppets,' which turns 30 this week. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/metallica-talk-30-years-of-master-of-puppets-we-were-just-kids-20160302#ixzz41ul81dWm