Monday, May 19, 2014

Metallica frontman to narrate History Channel’s Hunt series

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will narrate “The Hunt”, a new 8-episode series starting June 8th on The History Channel.

The program features a group of hunters heading into the wilderness in Kodiak, Alaska to test themselves against the elements and the Kodiak brown bear.

Strictly regulated by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, every year thousands of hunters apply for one of 496 tags that are given via a lottery system. While Alaskan residents may hunt by themselves, outsiders must hire seasoned guides who are experts in both the Kodiak brown bear and the island terrain.

The average Kodiak brown bear hunt is 10 days, most of which are spent living off the land with only the supplies
carried on the backs of the guide and hunter. During that time, expeditions trek miles of treacherous terrain, often enduring ferocious weather changes that can become extremely dangerous at a moment’s notice.

The game they’re hunting can grow to be 12 feet tall, 1500 pounds, and are armed with razor sharp claws and powerful jaws. The Kodiak brown bear also possesses an eerie elusiveness and a sharp intelligence that is not to be underestimated. They have the ability to blur the lines between the hunted and the hunter.

Hetfield and Metallica are currently preparing to bring their “By Request” concert series to Europe for shows starting May 28 at Sonisphere Finland in Helsinki, Finland.

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica guitarist performs at Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert
Metallica perform national anthem at AT&T Park in San Francisco
VIDEO: Metallica prepare for 2nd annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco
Metallica guitarist featured in new Guitar Center commercial
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