billboard: Surf's Up! Metallica Teams With Billabong for Beach-Ready Collection
The fashion world just got a dose of heavy metal. On Wednesday (Oct. 23), Metallica announces its partnership with Billabong LAB for merchandise inspired by five of their albums. The first surfwear collection draws influence from the band's 1991 self-titled album (also popularly referred to as The Black Album). Featuring board shorts, a T-shirt, a jacket and wetsuit, they're are all emblazoned with Metallica's iconic logo and ready for the gnarliest waves. "Released in the summer of 1991, the instant classic simply titled Metallica didn’t need any introduction. They had already arrived,” Billabong's official website explains.