Looks like fans will have another addition to their Metallica shirt collection, for the band just announced a special shirt design that goes towards helping the Ukrainian people.
As reported by Blabbermouth, Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation asks that you join them in supporting World Central Kitchen’s work aiding in the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe. For those fans who participate in the charity, as of today and through May 31st, they will be able to purchase a specially designed Metallica shirt. Metallica family artist Andrew Cremeans is responsible for the design of this special Metallica shirt, which you can find below:
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich shared the following regarding the work of World Central Kitchen:
“The work that Chef José Andrés and the dedicated World Central Kitchen cooks do on the frontlines in a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of incredible. We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support their teams currently in six European countries serving the millions of Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homes. WCK represents everything that Metallica and our All Within My Hands foundation stand for by providing meals with dignity and hope worldwide.”
CEO of World Central Kitchen, Nate Mook, shared the following when it comes to the organization’s collaboration with Metallica:
“World Central Kitchen is grateful for Metallica and All Within My Hands foundation’s support and belief in our mission. They share our belief that a plate of food is more than just nourishment; it’s hope and a sign that someone cares. Their support will allow us to continue to provide fresh and comforting meals to Ukrainians fleeing their homes as well as those staying in the country.”
To purchase this specially designed Metallica shirt and support World Central Kitchen’s mission, you can visit the Metallica webstore here. Other bands have also released specially designed merchandise to help out the Ukrainian people. Ukraine’s own Jinjer have released a special shirt, and a plethora of goregrind and grindcore bands have come together to release a special piece of merch.
Words by: Michael Pementel