Lars Ulrich credits the use of “Master Of Puppets” last year in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, as the starting point for a new generation of Metallica fans.
Spurred on by its high-profile use in the show, “Master Of Puppets” — a 1986 album track — went on to top of the iTunes Rock Chart and crack the Spotify Top 50.
Blabbermouth transcribed some of Lars Ulrich's chat with Japan's TVK, in which he said, “I'm just so happy that hard music and hard rock still has a place. To see so many young people connecting with music again. . . I can see it my kids; I can see it, in the last nine months, the Stranger Things phenomenon of so many young kids discovering 'Master Of Puppets' and that being a gateway to maybe more Metallica music or to more heavy music or heavy rock music.”