Stranger Things Presents “The Most Metal Concert Ever” With A Song By This Band


For the second time since the release of season 4 of “Stranger Things”, downloads of a 1980s song used on the show’s soundtrack have soared. Read on to learn more about the hit and how it relates to the plot of this popular Netflix hit. NFLX series.

Spoilers below.

What happened: “Stranger Things” released the second part of its fourth season on July 1. Viewers of the last two episodes were treated to a performance of a classic song from one of the most famous bands in the metal genre.

“The Most Metal Concert Ever” was performed by Eddie Munson’s character in an effort to take on the evil Vecna. Munson, played by actor Joseph Quinn, unleashes “Master of Puppets” by Metallic. As Munson strums on his guitar, the man-eating bats surrounding Vecna’s lair are driven away. This leaves an opening for the other characters in the series – Steve, Nancy and Robin – to attack Vecna.

The song is from Metallica’s 1986 self-titled album, the band’s third studio release. The album was released by Electraa record company now owned by Warner Music Group WMG.

Matt and Ross Duffer, the “Stranger Things” executive producers wrote the song into the script during pre-production.

“It was another one of those ‘this must be that song’ moments”, Music Director Nora Felder said. “This part of the story was to be a pivotal and particularly hair-raising scene in which Eddie heroically stood up for the fight of his life.”

No other songs were discussed and “Master of Puppets” was preferred from the start, Felder added.

“Stranger Things” got permission from Metallica after sharing what the stage would look like and how the song would be used.

“I contacted Metallica’s management office and carefully reviewed the scene and what the intent would be,” Felder said.

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo shared that her 17-year-old son Tye Trujillo and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett helped provide new guitar parts for the show-specific song.

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Why it matters: Metallica’s surge in the singles charts follows a resurgence in popularity of another 1980s hit – 1985’s “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. Bush’s single premiered at a pivotal moment in the most recent season and went on to top the charts for the first time in Bush’s music career.

It wasn’t the first time a Metallica song was used in “Stranger Things.” Recall the second season, which featured the song “The Four Horsemen,” a track from the band’s 1983 debut album, “Kill ‘Em All.”

The use of “Master of Puppets” led the song to No. 12 on the Top 50 Songs chart on Spotify Technology PLACEwho web movie rated was quite significant considering the song’s long running time of 8:30+.

The song has reached No. 1 on the iTunes rock chart since the Apple Inc. AAPL music store, according to the New York Post. The song ranks 29th overall on iTunes’ singles chart.

“Master of Puppets” was the only single from the 1986 album of the same name and became a fan favorite.

The album was also the last to feature Metallica bassist Burton Cliff, who later died in a car accident. The song was said to be Burton’s favorite from the album.

Metallica recently firm one of their live shows with “Master of Puppets” for the first time in over 25 years.

In 2021, Metallica redone their song “Nothing Else Matters” will be featured in the Walt Disney Company SAY movie “Cruise in the jungle”.

Songs featured in shows and movies often see an increase in popularity. Since “Stranger Things” has had a major impact on music downloading and streaming, the show’s next season may attract musicians and music labels begging for their songs to be included.


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