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Metallica cash in on ‘Stranger Things’ sync will new merchandise

By | Published on Thursday 4 August 2022


How’s this for a cash in? Having enjoyed the benefits of a prominent sync in Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’, Metallica have launched some new merchandise that references the popular programme. And why the hell not? In fact, whey the Hellfire not?

Commenting on the use of their 1986 track ‘Master Of Puppets’ in the most recent series of ‘Stranger Things’, the band said last month that the way the show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, have incorporated music into their programme “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”.

That pivotal scene involved the character Eddie Munson – played by Joseph Quinn – performing the track on the roof of a house to distract a horde of demonic bats. The Munson character also leads a dungeons and dragons group in the series known as The Hellfire Club, and that’s what the new Metallica t-shirts reference.

Announcing those t-shirts, the band wrote: “Eddie, this one’s for you. We’re having the most metal meeting ever of The Hellfire Club so we’re scouting out ‘lost sheep’ and outsiders to join. Do you think you have what it takes? Then suit up”.

And if that’s got you curious, this tweet has a picture of the new merch.