METALLICA To Finally Release ‘Back To The Front’ Book About Making Of ‘Master Of Puppets’ In September


Yes, it really does exist… Metallica: Back to the Front, the definitive story of Master of Puppets and the subsequent tour that followed its release, hits bookstores and online sellers on September 13, 2016! A very special Collector’s Edition of the book will be available two weeks earlier on August 30, 2016 through and

To refresh your memories, METALLICA teamed up with acclaimed award winning author Matt Taylor (Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard) and you all jumped in to assist us in putting the pieces together by sending your photos, videos, stories and mementos. Band hit the storage lockers, attics and basements to fill the book with hundreds of never-before-seen images pulled from their personal archives and have been involved every step of the way to bring you the complete story. The deluxe edition comes in a sleek case that includes a hardcover, clothbound, limited edition copy of the 276 page book and a portfolio containing a 1.25” x 1.25” piece of an original roadcase used to ship the band’s equipment to Denmark for the recording of the album and on the tour that followed its release.

Matt sat with METALLICA for exclusive, intensive interviews and they dug deep in their memory banks for stories, anecdotes, tidbits and tales from the studio, the road and beyond.