All your thrash metal heroes in one place! What more could you want? There’s a new doco on the way called Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story which, as you guessed it, is about the world’s most renowned thrash metal scene in America and features interviews with some of the biggest and best names in metal talking about the scene growing up.
With interview from James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica; Slayer’s Tom Araya, Kerry King & Gary Holt, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson of Megadeth, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, Robb Flynn of Machine Head, Death Angel’s Dave Lombardo and Mark Osegueda + so many more…
Originally a book created by photographers Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, the doco will detail the highs and lows of the scene from back in the day which the two photogs captured from the very early beginnings, setting them up as friends for life with the megastars they covered, as mentioned in the bio:
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.
The documentary comes out in April, but fans can get involved with the community via the Official Facebook Page. Spotify playlist below for ya too.