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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: James Hetfield (L) and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform private, exclusive concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Apollo Theater on September 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Metallica‘s Master Of Puppets may turn 32 years old today (March 3), 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 anniversary of this iconic album, we look back at some live footage of the band in support of Master Of Puppets.  Enjoy!

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.