Metallica Crush National Anthem at Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final
Metallica performed the United States national anthem last night before Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Watch James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett crush a metal version of the anthem below.
The band said prior to the performance, "Another year and another Bay Area sports team playing in the championship round! Our congratulations to the San Jose Sharks for winning the Western Conference title and skating in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in their 25-year franchise history."
Both of their guitars will be signed by all band members and available for bidding through NHL auctions following the performance and until June 15, with proceeds benefiting the Sharks Foundation and Little Kids Rock.
In addition, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo opened the doors for the Sharks before they headed through their iconic shark head and onto the ice to "Seek and Destroy."
However, the Sharks lost last night's game, 3 to 1. The series heads back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Thursday.
Check out Metallica's Instagram for tons of photos of the event.