etallica are getting close to reissuing their third album, Master of Puppets, but it might not be ready for Christmas giving or getting.
Drummer Lars Ulrich told Voir, "We'll try to see if we can get it out at the end of this year. It's coming soon. We're working on it. There's a lot of stuff associated with Master of Puppets; that's a big project. And we've spent so much time looking forward, with Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and so on, but Master of Puppets is obviously next. [It will be out] hopefully late this year. If not, soon thereafter."
Metallica reissued remastered versions of their first two albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride The Lightning, in April 2016 in multiple formats, including a huge box set for each. The Master of Puppets reissue is expected to be similar in scope to those two projects.