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Start The Pit, “Murder In The Front Row” Official Trailer Is Here

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Music biopics are things that are riding high at the moment if you can count the success of the recent “Bohemian Rhapsody” film and the unnerving revelations of “Lords Of Chaos” as a part of the puzzle but as far as documentaries about the music that stick with people for long afterward and become constant topics of conversation, the number is limited for sure. The documentary “Murder In The Front Row” takes its name from the part of the song by Bay Area Thrashers Exodus from the song “Bonded By Blood” and will bring the audience back to the days were on any night of the week a live music craving Metalhead would be able to see the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Possessed and even New York’s Anthrax in small clubs as a new music scene was building. The trailer for the documentary was just recently revealed so let’s watch it right now. I recommend holding back on any circle pit activity and stage diving until you have completed for your own safety and for that of your preferred devices.

About The Film: “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story”. In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. “Murder In The Front Row” is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn. (c/o Official YouTube Channel).
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Tonight: “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics” On AMC (11/12/2017)

While I am sure that you know is name from his being the creator of “The Walking Dead”, it seems as though Robert Kirkman is a bit of a comic book historian as well and thanks to the folks at AMC, is delivering a mini-series called “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics”. It airs tonight at 11PM EST (which means its post “The Walking Dead”, “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men”) but check your local listings unless you are programming it. Take a look at the premise and poster and then I’ll return with some closing editorial.

About The Show: “The Walking Dead” comic book creator Robert Kirkman stars in this documentary series that takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books. It also features interviews with icons such as Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, Lynda Carter, Kevin Smith, Famke Janssen, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Rodriguez, and Todd McFarlane, among many others.

Episodes:
1. The Mighty Misfits Who Made Marvel
2. The Truth About Wonder Woman
3. The Trials Of Superman
4. City Of Heroes
5. The Color Of Comics
6. Image Comics: Declaration Of Independents

PiercingMetal Thoughts: We long been showcasing our appreciation of the comic book medium here on the website, so any documentary series that gives us a look into a few assorted topics is right up on my radar of things to watch. There are only six episodes in full so you should be able to easily program your DVR or VCR (if such things still even exist) and watch at your leisure. I am also going to venture to guess that the AMC website will permit you to watch episodes online and then there is that On Demand stuff that is the talk of the town. As the episodes air, I will list their names up above for easier reference. I find it better to watch such a feature in sequential order just like a comic book series. The trailers for this in terms of the commercials and stuff I’ve read online make this look really interesting. What do you think? Will you be giving it a chance? Six hours isn’t a lot of time to devote nowadays. You can even binge it 🙂 Let me know what you think down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.amc.com
Official Website: http://www.amc.com/shows/robert-kirkmans-secret-history-of-comics

Sepultura Announces Additional Screening Locations For “Sepultura Endurance” Film

Considering that the film was initially ONLY being shown in California, I held back on sharing the news about the one-night only viewing of the “Sepultura: Endurance” documentary. My thoughts were that since we are a PRIMARILY NYC focused site, there wasn’t an imperitive need to announce this. However, earlier today the Nuclear Blast Records team announced an additional showing in our beloved Brooklyn, so allow me to present the original press release below.

The Press Release:
Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, are excited to announce the world premiere of their documentary, Sepultura Endurance, on Sunday, May 21st in Los Angeles. Join the band for a special screening of the documentary at The Regent Theater that will be followed by a Q&A session.

The film shows the journey from their humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich and Scott Ian, and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Sepultura Endurance is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.

Watch the trailer for Sepultura Endurance here: vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance

“I’m very happy and excited that the SEPULTURA movie is finally done,” comments Andreas Kisser. “It is an amazing achievement from the director Otavio Juliano and the producer Luciana Ferraz from the Interface Films. Otavio followed the band on the road, on the studio and collected amazing statements from many people who are or were a part of this fantastic history. Sepultura Endurance shows a story of this Brazilian band who conquered the world, suffered the ups and downs of a unique career that are still going strong. He filmed the historical show we did in Sao Paulo in 2015 for the celebrations of the 30th year anniversary tour and that’s the central line of the whole history, our music! Through the music, we tell this story. We invite you to enter this time machine and explore the SepulHistory with no dramas or sensationalism. See you all at the Regent Theater on May 21st. Enjoy the ride!”

Sepultura Endurance director Otavio Juliano states:

“I had been filming the band SEPULTURA for the better part of 2010-2016, a time of tension and triumph for the band celebrating 30 years. Nothing has been off-limits. The band gave me complete access, every door was open, I was never asked to leave.

Endurance is an honest portrait of SEPULTURA: part concert film, part testimonial to the power of music, part intimate insider-hang and great archival footage.

Ultimately, the film is a testament to the endurance required to make a documentary for almost seven years, taking itself 800 hours of footage to complete. When you’re filming cinema verite style, you’re following the story as it’s unfolding and you don’t know the destination. Sepultura Endurance has been a great journey.

Igor Kupstas of O2 PLAY comments:
“This has been a passion project for INTERFACE and it sure is a passion project for us at O2 PLAY. We are not only proud worldwide distributors of this amazing film but also metal fans, proud of SEPULTURA’s work for the last 30 years. We are extremely happy with this partnership with ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA and the REGENT THEATER and to release Sepultura Endurance first in Los Angeles, land of cinema and Rock and Roll, is a great honor. O2 PLAY is a Brazilian distribution company with a global approach, and, as part of O2 FILMES (production company of CITY OF GOD) we want to bring more and more of our culture to the theaters and platforms abroad.”

The Sepultura Endurance screening will start at 1pm PT. For more information on the screening and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.alamodrafthouse.com

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Now here is the additional news item about the exanded show venues…

On May 21st, Brazilian heavy metal icons SEPULTURA will celebrate the world premiere of their documentary, Sepultura Endurance, at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Fans are invited to the unique experience that will include a screening of the film followed by an intimate Q&A with the band.

Alamo Drafthouse Theater is proud to announce 3 additional screenings in Brooklyn, Austin (Lamar) and San Francisco on May 21st. Following the documentary, moviegoers will be able to watch a live stream from the Q&A in Los Angeles.

The film shows the journey from their humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band continues to thrive in a changing metal landscape. Crammed full of rare archival footage, and featuring interviews with legends like Lars Ulrich and Scott Ian, and younger artists influenced by SEPULTURA, like Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Sepultura Endurance is the definitive document of the band’s myths, struggles and heart.

Watch the trailer for Sepultura Endurance here: vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance (%20https:/vimeo.com/interfacefilmes/sepulturaendurance)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve seen the Lamb Of God, KISS and Anvil documentaries in movie houses on the big screen, its not something that I usually like to do. With a live concert I’d prefer actually being at one and with a documentary film, I like to view it in the comfort of my own home. I say that because generally I try to review them for you here on the website and that is almost impossible to do with fans that are raising hell around me while enjoying it or just being too disruptive to the viewing. I guess I am getting old after all LOL. Don’t let me stop you from going to see it though. I know that some folks are very behind the Sepultura of today and that others are not and stuck in the bands storied past so it will be interesting to eventually see this film and offer up my own thoughts. So what do you think fair readers? Will you be hitting this one at one of the venues showing it? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.sepultura.com

Tonight: “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO (12/5/2014)

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Musician Dave Grohl has taken his band The Foo Fighters on the road for an interesting documentary (err “ROCKUMENTARY”) series where they will be making stops across the country as a part of a new HBO Original Series. Now that the PiercingMetal website is 100% WordPress and our “Musings” Blog a part of the regular content being served up, I’ll be showcasing a lot of stuff like this to mix it up. The band stops in our own stomping grounds of New York City for the final episode and you can find a teaser for this one below. Past episode teasers can be examined HERE.

The Premise: Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.
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Tonight: “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO (11/28/2014)

foo fighters sonic highways logo

Musician Dave Grohl has taken his band The Foo Fighters on the road for an interesting documentary (err “ROCKUMENTARY”) series where they will be making stops across the country as a part of a new HBO Original Series. Now that the PiercingMetal website is 100% WordPress and our “Musings” Blog a part of the regular content being served up, I’ll be showcasing a lot of stuff like this to mix it up. The band stops in Seattle, WA in this episode and you can find a teaser for this one below. Past episode teasers can be examined HERE.

The Premise: Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.
Continue reading Tonight: “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO (11/28/2014)