Metallica are metalheads with a heart of gold. The rock icons have contributed $750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria in support of bushfire relief.

“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 band shared in a statement.

“The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.”

The band also took to Twitter to share scenes of devastation that have plagued the land and encouraged their followers to donate to fire relief.

These past few weeks have seen the music, entertainment and art worlds rally together to offer support where they can in these trying times. From making donations to hosting fundraisers — the sense of community spirit and hope is tangible.

Donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery here.

Donate to the NSW Rural Fire Services here.

Donate to QLD Fire & Rescue here.

Donate to the Country Fire Association of Victoria here.

Donate to the South Australian Country Fire Service here.

Donate to WIRES here

Donate to RSPCA Relief here.