Nigel Planer narrates a documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal from its humble beginnings in the industrialised Midlands to its proud international triumph.
In the late 60s a number of British bands were forging a new kind of sound. Known as hard rock, it was loud, tough, energetic and sometimes dark in outlook. They didn't know it, but Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and, most significantly, Black Sabbath were defining what first became heavy rock and then eventually heavy metal.
HEAVY METAL - LOUDER THAN LIFE
This documentary is a considered look at the continuing story of Metal, in the words of the people that make it, live it, breathe it and keep it vital. The Bands. The Fans, The Producers, The Industry and The Journalists. What makes it tick, why nothing else can touch it for power, emotion and longevity, why it's misunderstood, why it doesn't care, how it continues to upset the establishment, how it manipulates the media, the positivity, and the way it has forced it's iconography and ethos deep into an unsuspecting and unwilling mainstream.
HEAVY METAL NIGHT IN 1983 (DORTMUND)
Iron Maiden 0:00:00
Judas Priest 1:15:25
Def Leppard 1:53:15
Ozzy Osbourne 2:21:09
Quiet Riot 2:50:34
MSG The Michael Schenker Group 3:32:25
LOUD FAST AND INSIDE HEAVY METAL
MTV's "Loud Fast and Inside Heavy Metal" from 1986.
WHEN METAL RULED THE WORLD
The story of the 80's Sunset Strip glam metal bands' rise and fall. Told by the band members themselves.
INSIDE BLACK SABBATH
Inside Black Sabbath - 1970-1992 video This is the long awaited critical review of the music of Black Sabbath on record, on film and on stage. Inside Black Sabbath - 1970-1992 film Using rare previously unreleased film of the original Ozzy Osbourne line-up from 1971 never before available on DVD, this superb independent film sets out to discover what makes a great band and poses the tricky question: who was the best Sabbath singer Ozzy, Dio or Martin? Also featured are extensive interviews with Tony Iommi, Neil Murray alongside leading music critics and working musicians.