Metallica and Slayer members talks in “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story” documentary.
Earlier 2019, director Adam Dubin announces the new documentary about thrash metal. After that, “Murder In The Front Row” premiered in spring 2019 during the SF Doc Fest. Then the documentary screening dates across at Alamo Drafthouses, art-house cinemas, music venues, and film festivals across the U.S. and other regions. Also, this doc includes over fifty interviews with various metal stalwarts. In addition to including a bay area thrash bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and Death Angel.
During the interview with Rolling Stone, Adam Dubin explained a few things:
“These are just good stories, and they are very human stories. All these bands were mainly from England, and they never really toured the West Coast, so these young people started creating their own music, starting their own fanzines, booking clubs, and trading tapes. These were people who were adamant about music and the bands, but also each other.”
And he added what the viewers see in this documentary:
“I feel that ‘Murder In The Front Row’ is a first-hand look at an important music scene on par with the blues explosion in swinging London in the 1960s or New York City punk in the 1970s. The film is a musical but also historical. One thing that I noticed when I attended screenings of the movie was that parents who had grown up loving metal music brought their kids as a sort of metal history lesson. That’s a great thing! I hope that people will use ‘Murder In The Front Row’ as a way of connecting with the music and each other. In a way, that’s what the Bay Area scene was all about!”
Murder In The Front Row out a physical and digital release date of April 24 via MVD on DVD, Deluxe DVD, 4K and HD version. You can watch “Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story” trailer below. Also, Metallica and Slayer talk about their influencer.