Metallica’s James Hetfield to Narrate History Series

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Metallica’s James Hetfield will switch from singer to narrator when he lends his voice to “The Hunt,” an eight-episode docuseries following a group of hunters in pursuit of the Kodiak brown bear. 

The hunt takes place twice a year in Kodiak, Alaska, and is heavily regulated by the state’s  department of fish and game. Thousands of hunters apply for one of 496 tags assigned via a lottery system and those chosen must live off the land for the 10-day hunt, using only the supplies they and their guides can carry. 

Most hunters employ minimal technology and use a bow-and-arrow or black powder single-shot rifles in their pursuit. 

The series is produced by Twofour America for History, with Seth Goolnik, Austin Reading, Grady Candler and Danny Villa serving as exec producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Tim Healy and Matt Ginsburg serve as exec producers for History.

“The Hunt” premieres June 8.

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  1. Tommy Wood says:

    Hetfield’s a lowlife scum. He even missed his kid’s first birthday so he could go kill a bear in Russia. It just came out of its cave after hibernation, hungry and thin, and Hetfield shot it. Then he posed over it with a shit eating grin like he’s some kind of hero. Inbred moron.

  2. Steve says:

    I respect your opinion 100 percent.Its your right, and for that you have every right.Cheers

  3. Steve says:

    whether or not you agree with this article , being a fan as you stated of Metallica since the beginning, should not cause you to destroy such amazing, timeless, pure heavy metal.We will never , ever listen to such great music again. I respect your opinion, but this has nothing to do with the music they have created.Cheers

    • blade says:

      Thanks for your reply Steve. I’ve decided to sell all my vinyl Metallica albums (1st press) I figure will not spend any more of my hard earned cash to line James Hetfield’s pockets so he can continue his (sick) hobby. I’ve already erased the digital stuff.

  4. blade says:

    Being a huge Metallica fan since the band brought out Kill em All, I was very saddened to read this. Hunting animals is a cowards hobby and is done by pathetic individuals.And so my entire collection of metallica albums, vinyl and digital will be destroyed and erased.

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