Metallica Supporting COVID-19 Relief With 'Month of Giving'

Taking their 'All Within My Hands' charity to the next level

Metallica is expanding on the “Day of Service” promoted through their All Within My Hands charity. The initiative, which aims to encourage fans to volunteer one day in their local community, has now widened amid the current viral crisis into a full “month of giving.”

Drummer Lars Ulrich made the announcement on YouTube this week, saying the band will choose four different charities throughout the month of May to highlight the important work being done to combat the pandemic and provide relief to those in need.

"Inspired by today's #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global date of giving in response to the global need caused by COVID-19, we’re going to spotlight four organizations we’re supporting throughout this crisis," Lars explained.

"Each week this month, we will share with you what these organizations do and show you how you can chip in to help. We’ll be contributing proceeds from special weekly featured merchandise in the Metallica store and continuing to donate funds raised during the #MetallicaMondays streaming concerts."

Feeding America, Live Nation’s Crew Nation, the United States Bartenders Guild Foundation, and Direct Relief will be the charities highlighted by the band in May.

In other news, Metallica recently "cooked up" a jam session of a fan favorite while at home under quarantine, and have been talking about the prospects of recording a new album.

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