Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Banger Films, 2005
dir: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen & Jessica Joy Wise
dop: Brendan Steacy
by: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen & Jessica Joy Wise

Sam Dunn, a 30-year old headbanger-turned anthropologist, sets out on a quest to explore heavy metal’s origins and cultural impact. His mission? To get to the bottom of one burning questions: Why is heavy metal music so beloved by its devoted fans and yet so controversial?

This ground-breaking film examines the history of heavy metal stereotypes and illuminates the truth behind the music. Witness performances and candid interviews with metal icons and members of legendary bands including Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Twisted Sister, Motley Cure, Motorhead, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ronnie James Dio, Rage Against The Machine and Rush, as well as extremists like Slipknot, Cannibal Corpse and more.

Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is an exhilarating tribute to metal’s dark side, and an outsider’s window into a complex spectacle and fascinating subculture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.mortensen.988 Martin Mortensen

    Awesome Documentary

  • http://www.facebook.com/aracnidX Alejandro Lorea Sánchez

    there is the best documentary, i saw, and about the heavy metal

  • http://www.facebook.com/aracnidX Alejandro Lorea Sánchez

    there is the best documentary, i saw, and about the heavy metal

  • TheGoldMAN

    I saw it, And I think that you must show more things about Metallica in the film
    Metallica is the emperor of Metal Music

    • Jax

      Overrated. Iron Maiden is the greatest of all time.