Metallica’s James Hetfield to narrate series about bear hunters

'The Hunt' will be broadcast Stateside on the History channel later this month

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is set to narrate a television series about bear hunters.

The first episode of The Hunt will premiere Stateside on June 8 on the History channel. The eight-part series will see a group of hunters visit the island of Kodiak in Alaska to hunt the Kodiak brown bear, reports Blabbermouth. Hetfield himself is a keen hunter.

Meanwhile, Metallica’s self-titled 1991 LP, known as ‘The Black Album’, recently become the first album to reach 16 million sales Stateside, since SoundScan started tracking sales data in 1991. Billboard reports that ‘The Black Album’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Come On Over’ are the only two albums to sell over 15 million in the US since 1991. ‘The Black Album’ hit the 16 million sales mark in the week finishing May 25, with 3,000 sales bringing its total to 16,002,000.

Mick Jagger said that he thinks Metallica are going to be “great” when they headline this year’s Glastonbury festival. The Rolling Stones frontman, who with his band headlined the event last year, has backed the decision to book the first metal artists to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history. “I’ve seen them live and they’re going to be great,” Jagger told The Sun, adding that The Rolling Stones had a “great time” headlining the event, which is why they signed up for more festivals this summer.

Metallica’s fellow Glastonbury headliners Kasabian have also said that Metallica will impress, commenting that the booking is a “bold” move that will pay off. However, 2013 headliners Arctic Monkeys are not so sure. “I’m not sure it adds up,” frontman Alex Turner said recently. “I know we’d buzz off it, but fundamentally could you have Metallica in the hippy nucleus?”