Monday, May 11, 2015

Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal

Metalrock Films

Please listen up friends, fans and all of my fellow collectors as I have something truly fresh and original to share with you today! This highly-recommended DVD is the first in a series of Grade A documentaries that are dedicated to L.A.'s legendary hard & heavy scene and let me just state the obvious right off the bat: This is a must-have film if you consider yourself a fan of all things hard rock and heavy metal (especially that of the top-tier variety!). Originally financed through crowdfunding, "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and this in-depth and jam-packed documentary is the first film in what will ultimately be a trilogy. Filled with fun facts and even funnier insider stories, "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal" has a total run-time of 80 minutes. That's 80 whole minutes (as in over one full hour PLUS!!!!) of L.A. hard rock and heavy metal history that has to be witnessed in order to fully appreciate everything that this scene had to offer! Even as someone who was alive and kicking during a lot of this time period I will be the first to admit that much of this fascinating story was new to me. While I knew of and loved the music of both a teenager and adult I never knew the origin of the scene so thankfully this history lesson takes you w-a-y back to the roots of the Sunset Strip! In order to set the stage this loving tribute takes you back to the days of bands like The Doors and Led Zeppelin before bringing you up to speed with the arrival of the one and only Van Halen! You'll see some rare and truly wonderful photos of some of your favorite L.A.bands and hear plenty of great stories from a who's who cast of characters! Among countless others there are exclusive and very cool interviews with the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Snow), Jack Russell (Great White, Dante Fox), Don Dokken (Dokken), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roger Romeo (Legs Diamond), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Frank Dimino (Angel), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Michael DesBarres (Silverhead, Detective) and Steve Plunkett (Autograph, Wolfgang). What's more, "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal" will likely introduce you a few bands that you were not familiar with! For me that was the band Snow, but if you are quite a bit younger then this documentary might just be the first time that you've heard of such cool bands as Angel and Legs Diamond! That's the great thing about this documentary. While "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal" is a must-have for hard rock and heavy metal collectors it's also the perfect gift for those who are new to the L.A.hard & heavy scene. As informative as it is, "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal" is very affordable. Online sites like Amazon have it marked at under $10.00 and it is well-worth it at that low price! With "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal 2" due to drop in June this first part of the L.A. heavy metal story is something that many of us never thought was humanly possible. I'm talking about a near-perfect hard rock and heavy metal documentary that properly tells the story of one of the most important scenes of all time! Hopefully part 2 will be every bit as good as part 1 is so be sure to keep an eye out as I hope to cover it in the next week or so.

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