Metallica basically offer so much merch now that you can basically have one of every type of clothing with a Metallica logo on it. Even when you go to the beach!
The band announced a pretty cool collaboration with Billabong for a collection of shirts, board shorts and surf gear. The ongoing collaboration will begin with a collection based around the Black Album and then extend to five other albums. The first set of items is already on sale on Billabong.com.
This premium design collaboration with Metallica comes through Billabong LAB, a platform that supports artists, musicians, designers and photographers. The collection’s October 22 launch date starts with Metallica’s classic self-titled 1991 album a/k/a ‘The Black Album’, which has sold more than 16 million copies to date in the United States alone, making it the biggest selling album of that decade.
“For myself, the exhilaration of Heavy Metal and the exhilaration of riding a wave are one and the same. The new collaboration reflects this incredible feeling,” said Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett.
Pieces in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 Collection will feature artwork from five of Metallica’s most iconic albums – including original concept art by legendary artist Pushead – supplemented by premium design touches such as washes, pigment dyes, as well as applique and embroidery details. Look forward to t-shirts and long sleeves crafted from 100% combed ring-spun cotton, boardshorts made from recycled plastics, hooded fleece, cotton corduroy jackets, and full graphic-print neoprene wetsuits.
A portion of the proceeds from this collection will help support the Andy Irons Foundation in its youth outreach efforts.
You pick up your gear on Billabong.com.