Part One of a NEW, 2-Part DVD, 'Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal' Due In January...

A 'Must See' for fans of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal!

December 18, 2017

Dimitris Kolyris | Dreamstime

A new, 2-part 'Inside Metal' Documentary that traces the rise of the 'Thrash Metal' genre from the early 1980's is ready for release, with the first DVD slated for a January 19th, 2018 debut. (The 2nd installment will follow later in the year...) While there is discussion to be had amongst Metal fans as to exactly where the genre originated (San Francisco or Los Angeles), the documentary leans towards L.A. as the epicenter of the music's stronghold, citing 3 of "The Big 4" 'Thrash' bands-METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH--all originating in the L.A. musical landscape. Narrated by Megadeth's DAVE ELLEFSON, the production focuses on the period of the early to mid-1980's, and each documentary includes exclusive, in-depth content and interviews with heavy metal icons and those who helped build the scene. Some of the artists/performers featured include: Diamond Head, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Dark Angel, Testament, and many more. From director Bob Nalbandian: “The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal is the third installment in the Inside Metal series and perhaps the most compelling, as this title delves deep into the dark history of thrash metal with the birth of Metallica and Slayer and ensuing Los Angeles thrash bands Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Dark Angel, as well as many others that are documented in this two-part film. We at MetalRock Films felt it was important to uncover this rich history of underground thrash metal told from the eyes of some of the biggest metal artists today!”

You can pre-order the DVD at Amazon. Rock On!