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). Continue reading Start The Pit, “Murder In The Front Row” Official Trailer Is Here→
Back in the end of July we posted the trailer for the now open film “The Beatles – Eight Days A Week” and if you didn’t see that for some reason please click HERE and enjoy that trailer so it gets you all geared up for this fascinating new film from director Ron Howard. This film opens today and if you are a fan of The Fab Four you know you want to see it. Some brief background follows the poster below.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Opening Today: “The Beatles – Eight Days a Week” (9/15/2016)→
I grew up on the music of The Beatles, well, okay they were doing their thing for a few years by the time that I got here but when I was listening to music I heard a lot of them thanks to my folks who offered up a proper musical education on their works. For those who were not aware of this, there is a new movie coming out that brings you back in time to their touring years. There was a Teaser Trailer but I didn’t post that and instead opted to wait for the full on trailer which we learned went online a couple of days ago. Check it out and then examine a brief bit of information about the film itself as culled from the Wikipedia entry.
About The Film: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is an upcoming British-American documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962–1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film will be released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and United States, and then start streaming on hulu beginning 17 September 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (9/15/2016)→
Artist: Twisted Sister Title: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 2/23/2016 Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Documentary Rating: 4/5
Before I begin the discussion about this particular music history documentary, I must make the readership aware that I have been listening to the band Twisted Sister for a number of decades now and began my own personal journey with them around the time that the “Ruff Cuts” EP was released. Believe it or not I still have a copy of it somewhere in my collection of albums. That being said I was super interested in observing the documentary that Andrew Horn put together because it was not only going to give us insight from all of the band members that we know from the classic lineup, it would also get some insight from a former member or two and the people that worked closely alongside them at the very beginning. Continue reading “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” [Blu-ray] by Twisted Sister→
The fine folks at Music Box Films have posted the trailer for the new documentary about Twisted Sister that is coming our way in February of this year. The film was acquired by MBF in terms of distribution and was directed by Andrew Horn and its title is “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” and you can watch the short trailer below. Don’t worry, I’ll be back afterwards with some thoughts.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks like its a good one so I’m going to say that I am pretty excited for this film release since I have been a fan of Twisted Sister since I was in high school. Trust me my friends that was a very, very long time ago and I have been buying their albums since I first saw “Ruff Cuts” in the Hard Rock and Metal bins of stores like The Record Factory, Little Record Store, J&R Music World and Bondy’s. You’ll have to pardon me because I just sighed a little bit at those references since all of those outlets are long gone at this point in time. I hope to get to see this film if they plan any sort of theatrical release but if I don’t you can be rest assured that an overview of the Blu-ray will hit the website as soon as possible. Seeing some of the archival footage of the band in concert in this trailer makes me hope that we can count on some full concerts from these eras if the band is able to deliver them to us. Let’s be hopeful about that since its clearly for a set group of fans for sure. PiercingMetal has been writing about Twisted Sister since the website launched and you can peruse all of our SMF content by clicking HERE (it will launch a query based on the tag “twisted sister”). So tell me readers what do you think of this trailer and will you be seeing the Twisted Sister movie or purchasing it on DVD/Blu-ray? Let me know in the comments section because its always great to hear what fans think of things like this.