James Hetfield is creeping death in the new charity promo for Call Of Duty: Black Ops III.
Together with Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, YouTube star iJustine, Roy Hibbert of the NBA’s Lakers and a couple of voice actors, the Metallica frontman does his best zombie impression in the hopes of landing his big break as a blackened corpse with a taste for human flesh.
Despite his best efforts to charm the pants off the COD casting directors (“Just so you know, we are big in the zombie community. Have you ever heard of All Nightmare Long?”), Hetfield was not the hero of the day. The frontman was a bit too overenthusiastic with his attempt to show us that to live is to die, ad-libbing lines when everyone knows that zombies don’t, in fact, talk.
Sad but true.
Shadows wasn’t much better. His audition turned into a nightmare, with the Avenged Sevenfold frontman laying waste to expensive studio equipment in his attempt to commit to character. Apparently, he’s not ready to die, either.
Unfortunately, the directors decided to go in a different direction. But the memory remains for the rest of us, thanks to a video of the auditions posted by Call Of Duty endowment charity, Omaze.
The campaign raises money to help find jobs for unemployed US veterans, and everyone who donates will be in with a chance to become a legit virtual zombie in Black Ops III.
The newest COD game launches this November for X-Box, Playstation and PC. Check out Hetfield and Shadows getting their zombie on in the video, below, or donate to the charity here.
Watch: Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Celebrity Zombie Auditions