stranger things‘ The season four finale gave fans another phenomenal musical moment, as Eddie Munson climbed onto the roof of his trailer in the Upside Down and utterly destroyed Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’. The band were thrilled with their inclusion on the show, but they’re not the only metal lords to have Eddie’s back.
Set in the 1980s, stranger things did an incredible job of choosing its soundtrack, and with the introduction of metalhead Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn), it’s no surprise that the climactic episode includes a classic from the heavy metal archives. Not only was the band’s song used, but Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s own son, Tye Trujillo, actually provided background guitar leads for the stage.
Another outfit from across the pond was also featured in the blink of an eye and you will miss that as well. British heavyweights Iron Maiden also showed their support after their tape was released in episode five, leading the band’s official Twitter page to tweet, “We’re with you, Eddie!”
The band’s tape, “Piece of Mind” (1983) was briefly seen as the gang rushed around the trailer to find music that could break Nancy Wheeler out of Vecna’s mind, only to find Eddie’s more intense tastes. This culminated in the hilarious delivery of the line “This is music!”
What’s also interesting about the use of this specific tape is that it features the band’s iconic mascot, who is also called Eddie, and has become an integral part of the band’s aesthetic. Iron Maiden aren’t the first band to reach out to the show on social media, as Kate Bush and Metallica both felt the love after stranger things reignited fans’ passion and introduced a whole new generation to their music.