When Metallica wanted to make skis, they came to Armada.
Drummer Lars Ulrich is a lifetime skier. In the winter, when he''s not touring, he calls the slopes of Montana home. Front man James Hetfield enjoys skiing out of his place in Vail. Rob Trujillo, who plays bass, snowboards and lead guitarist Kirk Hammer sticks mostly to the surf for now. For the Armada x Metallica Collaboration, the band was involved in every step from concept, to proofs and final approval. This isn''t a ''buy the brand''s name and slap it on the ski'' license deal. The biggest metal band in the world doesn''t do things that way, and neither does Armada. They don''t have to.