Charlotte Foster


Metallica see major streaming boost after unlikely feature

Metallica see major streaming boost after unlikely feature

Just weeks after Kate Bush’s hit song Running Up That Hill featured in the charts after its placement in the new season of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, another band is experiencing the same resurgence. 

Heavy metal band Metallica’s song Master of Puppets featured in the show’s epic season finale, which aired worldwide on July 1st, and has seen a sharp increase in online listeners ever since. 

The 40-year-old track featured in the form of an epic guitar solo, which prompted the band to share the dramatic scene on their Instagram and thank the fans for their love and support of the song after all these years.

The post reads, “The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include Master of Puppets in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it.”

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“We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away... it’s so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer!! How crazy cool is that?”

Since the Stranger Things season finale premiere, Metallica has 21.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify as well as 430.88 million streams for Master of Puppets.

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