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Metallica Comment On Their ‘Stranger Things’ Involvement, Vecna Actor Reveals Which Black Metal Bands Helped Get Him Into Character


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If you were one of the millions to see the conclusion of the fourth season of the Netflix hit series ‘Stranger Things‘ this past weekend, you’re already well-versed with the metal moments that transpired. Should you not yet have seen it, you may want to move on to another post.

Those who did watch the finale saw actor Joseph Quinn‘s (‘Eddie Munson‘) epic guitar battle involving Metallica‘s “Master Of Puppets” against the minions of Vecna. With that song already having experienced a bump in the charts since its inclusion in the season’s final episode this past Friday (July 01st,) the legendary thrash metal band themselves have since commented on their involvement:

“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. 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?

It’s an incredible honor to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show.”

The version of “Master Of Puppets” featured in the show was not the studio version of the track however, but rather an updated version featuring additional guitar tracks laid down by Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica bassist/vocalist Robert Trujillo. Tye has been dividing his time recently between his band OTTTO and as the touring bassist for his father’s former band, Suicidal Tendencies.

In other ‘Stranger Things‘ news, Jamie Campbell Bower, who played the series villain Vecna, revealed that the music of several predominantly black metal bands helped influence his performance. Speaking with the ‘Kyle Meredith With…‘ podcast (via Consequence), Bower stated:

“When I was prepping for Vecna, to get into Vecna, I would use a lot of bands like Sunn O))), Carpathian Forest, Darkthrone, Mayhem. A lot of black metal kind of stuff that I just really latched onto and thought, ‘Wow, this is great.’ There’s also something about the sensitivity in the way black metal is made and their belief system which I really fucking vibe with.”

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