Hetfield, Shadows in zombie auditions

Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Avenged Sevenfold counterpart M Shadows have auditioned to be zombies in the Call Of Duty: Black Ops III video game.

The clip below shows the musicians trying their best to play the role of the undead – with varying results.

Hetfield, who plays with Metallica at Reading and Leeds this weekend, argues: “We are big in the zombie community – you ever heard of All Nightmare Long?”

The clip is designed to encourage fans to take part in an online contest to become Call Of Duty zombies (opens in new tab) themselves. The game is released on November 6.

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.