Metallica have launched a new collaboration with Vans

It's suitably dark...

Metallica have unveiled their latest line of clothing and shoes with Vans.

The collaboration is the third time that the heavy metal icons have collaborated with the seminal skating brand.

In the new shoe collection, the hi-top offering sees the band’s iconic logo printed in white against a black background as it wraps around the shoe.

In contrast, the slip-on option sees the logo being split between the two shoes, coming together when they’re next to each other.

The t-shirt options aren’t too dissimilar either, with the Metallica logo blending into that of Vans, along with their trademark slogan of ‘Off The Wall’.

It’s set to be available from February 16.

The Metallica Vans collection…

Meanwhile, Metallica’s James Hetfield recently announced that he’ll be making his feature film debut with an appearance in a suitably sinister movie.

The Metallica frontman will play the role of “no-nonsense” Utah highway patrol Officer Bob Hayward in Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

Hayward was the first officer to arrest the serial killer – who will be played in the movie by Zac Efron – in 1975 after he pulled Bundy over on a highway.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is being directed by Joe Berlinger, who also co-produced and directed the Metallica documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

“Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up,” Berlinger said in a statement.

“It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled.”