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Published on Jan 6, 2014

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INSIDE METAL: The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal. Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been voiced as the epicenter for Thrash Metal whereas Los Angeles is invariably considered the "Hair-Metal" capitol. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s but truth be told, L.A. is not only the birthplace of three out of the "Big 4" thrash bands but also the breeding grounds for many of the more unconventional speed/thrash/punk-metal bands. Whether it'd be the legendary icons METALLICA, SLAYER, and MEGADETH, or punk/metal renegades SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, or underground thrash legends DARK ANGEL and HIRAX, like it or not, they all originated from this pretentious megalopolis hellhole we proudly hail Los Angeles! So why is it that L.A. thrash metal has taken a backseat to the NorCal Bay Area? This question will be one of many issues that will be revealed in this compelling 2 Volume 90-minute documentary presented by METAL ROCK ENTERTAINMENT. This third installment of the compelling, groundbreaking trilogy INSIDE METAL: The Rise of LA Thrash Metal explores the '80s metal counterculture with first-hand insight from the bands and artists that ruled the LA Metal underground as well as scenesters, journalists and insiders from a time in history when the underground thrash scene was thriving! Featuring exclusive, never-before seen interviews with Lars Ulrich (Metallica), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament, Fear Factory, Dethklok), Brian Slagel (CEO Metal Blade Records), John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax) and Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Chris Poland (ex-Megadeth), Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Juan Garcia (Agent Steel, Abattoir, Evil Dead), Katon De Pena (Hirax), Eric Meyer (Dark Angel), Greg Durschlag (The Weasels), Felice LoCoco and Kurt Markham (Overkill L.A.) Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock Magazine, UK), Kevin Estrada (Photographer), Spacey T. (Gangland), Bill Metoyer (Producer), Diego Negrete (MX Machine), Scott Peterson (Cryptic Slaughter), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), William Howell (DJ Will, KNAC.COM), John Gallagher (Raven), Brian Tatler (Diamond Head) and many others. So sit back and prepare yourself for a merciless adrenaline rush into the bowels of the infernal abyss!

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    • Hirax
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    • Immortal Legacy
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