Metallica has offered to replace the equipment that was stolen from Metallica tribute band Blistered Earth after the latter group recently played a show in Portland, Oregon. According to OregonLive, Metallica made the gesture after Blistered Earth’s Facebook posts about the theft garnered hundreds of shares, attracting the attention of local media and, eventually, the members of Metallica themselves. The incident occurred on April 22nd. After their show at the Rock Hard PDX venue in Portland, Blistered Earth spent the night at a motel and woke up the next morning to discover that their trailer and all their gear was gone.