Metallica are the latest to show their solidarity with Australia in the wake of devastating bushfires, announcing that they are donating $750,000 towards the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria.
The fires have burned more than 10 million hectares of land and destroyed over 5,900 buildings, claiming the lives of 28 people so far as well.
Metallica's post reads:
"We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.
Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our All Within My Hands Foundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts..."
Metallica join a long list of hefty donations including Australian comedian Celeste Barber's Facebook fundraiser which currently sits at a massive $46 million, and other artists such as The Ghost Inside who have been holding their own fundraising events to help.