Metallica’s track ‘Now That We’re Dead’ was used as The Undertaker’s entrance theme at WWE’s WrestleMania 36 on Saturday night, 4 April.
The Hardwired…To Self Destruct classic accompanied the wrestling icon as he rode his motorcycle through the mist and the fog ahead of the event in Florida – and the thrash giants were clearly delighted.
The band tweeted: “The legacy continues. WWE superstar The Undertaker walked out to ‘Now That We’re Dead’ on the WWE Network!”
The Undertaker faced off against A.J. Styles in a Boneyard Match, with the whole event moved from its planned spot at Tampa’s Raymond Hames Stadium to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event took place with no audience in attendance. Metallica shared The Undertaker’s entrance film, which can be watched below.
— Metallica (@Metallica) April 5, 2020
Last week, Metallica announced they were donating $350,000 to four coronavirus relief funds through their All Within My Hands foundation. The cash has been given to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation and the USBG National Charity Foundation.
Founded in 2017, Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation was established to create sustainable communities by supporting the fight against hunger, workforce education (through the Metallica Scholars initiative), and other critical local services. Every donation to All Within My Hands goes directly to the organisations which the foundation supports, while all foundation expenses are covered by the band and the Board of Directors.
As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, Metallica and the All Within My Hands Foundation are focusing on the hardest-hit communities, addressing food insecurities, through Feeding America, and medical supply shortages through Direct Relief. Additionally, Metallica are giving back to the music and hospitality communities, which are facing unprecedented job losses, as tours and festivals are cancelled and venues are shuttered. Crew Nation, launched by Live Nation Entertainment, are offering support to those who work behind the scenes to make shows come alive, while the USBG National Charity Foundation offer financial aid to assist the thousands of bartenders, bar backs, and servers who are currently out of work.