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“Murder In The Front Row” @ IFC Center

“Murder In The Front Row” is a documentary film about the early days of the Bay Area Thrash Metal movement and it stars so many Heavy Metal greats that we can only name a few to save our breath. I’m talking about the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Exodus along with so many more. Don’t miss this screening in the beautiful IFC Center.

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Win A Ticket To See “Murder In The Front Row” @ IFC Center on 10/1/2019

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The Details: “Murder In The Front Row” is a compelling documentary about the early days of the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene and I’ve discussed the film in my OFFICIAL TRAILER post along with news about a special NEW YORK COMIC CON PANEL already. Here is more of an official stand on the feature.

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“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 IMDB)

Now, thanks to the Filmmakers and the powers that be at the amazing IFC Center, some of our lucky readers will be seeing this film for free. This is exciting for me as it is the very first movie ticket giveaway that I am doing in conjunction with this event space. Let’s go over some of the details on how you participate in this giveaway.
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“Murder In The Front Row” Announces New York Comic Con Panel

Back in March I shared the first trailer for the documentary film “Murder In The Front Row” and since that feels like a forever ago to me, I am advising that our readers click HERE to see that post in the event they might have missed it.

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The Press Release:
Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story has received praise from Rolling Stone, The Wire, The Playlist and San Francisco Chronicle. After premieres in San Francisco and London in the spring, the lauded documentary took to the road this summer, with screenings across the U.S. and internationally, at Alamo Drafthouses, art house cinemas, music venues and film festivals. Today Murder In The Front Row is thrilled to announce a panel discussion during this year’s New York Comic Con, entitled ‘Metal’s Influence Within Today’s Comic Con Culture’, October 3 at 6:45pm [info. here], featuring director Adam Dubin, Alex Skolnick (Testament/Metal Allegiance), Brian Lew (co-author, ‘Murder In The Front Row’), Brian Posehn (comedian, narrator of ‘Murder In The Front Row’), Brian Pulido (founder/publisher Coffin Comics), moderted by Kory Grow (senior writer, Rolling Stone). In addition, Murder In The Front Row has added dozens of new screenings including September 20-26 in Seattle, October 1 in New York City, October 16 in Los Angeles.

Directed by Adam Dubin (Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right to Party” & “No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn”), the film contains over fifty interviews with various metal stalwarts, (including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel), telling its tall tales through a mix of first-person interviews, animation and narration by comedian Brian Posehn – watch the trailer via the link in our intro.
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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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