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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
"Metal Evolution"; Trailer Posted Online
proclaimed 11-11-11 as "National Metal Day" and will
celebrate with a slew of exclusive metal programming, including the
exclusive debut of Banger Films' ("Metal: A Headbangers
Journey", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage")
groundbreaking documentary series "Metal Evolution".
The latest passion project from Canadian documentarians Sam
Dunn and Scot
McFadyen, "Metal Evolution"will dedicate each episode
of the 11-part series to a specific facet of the heavy metal sound
premiere episode of "Metal Evolution" will
focus on Pre-Metal, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in
the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi
Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres
ranging from British Heavy Metal to Glam Metal to Thrash Metal, and
artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to
more. New episodes of "Metal Evolution" will
premiere every Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1
11 episodes based on the ground-breaking "Heavy Metal Family
Tree." This 26 sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast
complex progeny of heavy metal — from Early Metal and Shock Rock to
Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the
Chart as his road map, host/producer and
Metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn crisscrossed
the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its
40-plus-year history and beyond. From bars and back alleys to the
biggest open air festivals, Sam will
visit the pioneers of British and American hard rock who laid metal's
sonic foundation, as well as the current leaders of contemporary
metal. Whether you love metal, documentaries or just great
stories, "Metal Evolution" is
the ultimate examination into the history of heavy metal
on the expertise of a whole team of musicians, journalists,
academics, and producers, Sam will
explore the questions heavy metal fans have always wanted to ask. A
highlight of the series will be Sam's in-depth discussions with
many of heavy metal's most important and influential personalities.
From Alice Cooper to Slash, Lemmy to Rob
members of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep
Purple, Slayer, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Tteh
Stooges, ZZ Top, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Rage
Against The Machine, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many
more, Sam will
investigate the history, myths and intricacies of metal.
we did 'Metal: A Headbanger's Journey', we knew we weren't going
to be able to cover all of the different styles, subgenres and
history of the metal scene in a 90-minute
film," Dunn told AOL's Noisecreep.
"That was the inspiration behind using a family tree in the
documentary to help show that side of things. That film was more an
exploration of the culture and controversy around heavy metal. It
wasn't meant to be a history lesson about the music. . . Soon after
our first documentary came out, we had people telling us that they
wished we had made it eight hours long. [laughs] So the idea behind
this series was to bring people 11 one-hour episodes where we focus
on one subject each time. Part of the inspiration to even do this new
series was all of those hardcore metal fans that have a passion for
the music, its history, and an obsession with categorizing everything
to help understand it all. We hope this series feeds that curiosity."