Posted by Erica July 11, 2012

Check out this rockin collaboration between Vans and Metallica, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the bands first studio album "Kill em All". I personally hold the album "Kill em All" very close to my heart, because 3 of my family members played a part in putting this album together in 1983. My uncle Jon Zazula, aka "Jonny Z", was the owner of New Jersey's Rock'n Roll Heaven record store and founder of Megaforce Records. He is known for playing a huge roll in launching the career of Metallica. 

And as for the artwork? You can thank my grandparents for that. That's right, my grandparents, Harold & Shari Risch, were responsible for the Graphics, Design and Layout for the Album. Since the release of the album, it has been certified 3x platinum by the RIAA, and has sold over 3 million copies in the US. 

The sneaker collaboration is said to release next year. The Kill Em All Pack will include both the Vans Slip Ons and Sk8 Hi, with each one dressed in the hand and hammer design for the cover art. Rumor has it that this wont be the only album inspired pack to be released by Vans.


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