Puck Hcky, the hockey-based fashion brand, has announced a new relationship with heavy metal legends Metallica to deliver a new collection of items.
The Metallica x Puck Hcky collection includes hoodies, flannels, jerseys and hats, all inspired by the band’s music and art. In addition to the merchandise Metallica will be carrying in the Met Store, Puck Hcky will also be selling a few pieces exclusive to its store. The collection has just dropped and is available through Puck Hcky’s official website.
In the past, Metallica has performed before San Jose Sharks hockey games, and the Sharks have been using the band’s 1983 song “Seek & Destroy” as their entrance music for a long time.
“Who would have thought back in 1982 when we wrote that song that that song would have that kind of mileage on it?” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich asked. “And even to, obviously, be able to write a song and have your name associated with a piece of music that plays that kind of role in so many people’s lives all over the world. And in this particular case, the fact that the Sharks [come] out through a giant shark mouth and the smoke and the fire and the music and the energy in the building and so on… it’s obviously… it’s one of your proudest moments. It’s a very cool thing to be associated with.”
“I still can’t believe that they picked “Seek & Destroy”, which I love,” laughed Metallica frontman James Hetfield. “1983, what we were writing about then was just… That’s all we knew. We’re gonna show up, and we’re gonna kick some ass. And when we leave here, you’re gonna know we were here.”
Elsewhere in Metallica news, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett stars in the fourth episode of Gibson TV’s new, long-form series titled ‘Icons’.
During the episode, Hammett takes viewers on a ride through his 37 years as the lead guitarist of Metallica talking touring history and personal stories about recording the group’s pivotal albums including Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, …And Justice For All and The Black Album. The episode features archival and never-before-seen photos of Metallica, as well as, studio demos, and live concert recordings.