Fantastic news from Banger Films HQ in Toronto. The much anticipated documentary mini series Metal Evolution has been extended by 3 episodes after some very positive early reception. This brings the total series to 11 episodes which I’m sure will stretch into more as they begin to screen later next year. Along the current batch of genres getting a closer look will be episodes covering Early Metal US (Come on DEATH/MASSACRE!!), Early Metal UK and Progressive Metal.
Vh1 Classic picked up the documentary series following the success of the Iron Maiden and Rush documentary’s which established Banger Films as the goto group for high quality, engaging and uniquely positioned Heavy Metal film making.
There is very little press making it’s way to our pages but this should change as we flip to the new year and we start hearing more of the post production efforts of the editing team. Sam, Scot, Martin and the entire travelling film crew have been scouring the globe capturing new footage for the series. It is like pulling teeth trying to extract any juicy details from the crew so hold your breath, this will be epic!! :)
As we know Metal Evolution is a Banger Films mini series which focus’s on the Heavy Metal Family tree which was featured in the documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and was also included in the Soundtrack Linear notes. Each episode will feature new footage and interviews based on one of these Genre’s. Along with styles such as Early Metal, Glam Metal, Shock Rock, Power Metal and Thrash Metal, three new episodes have been just announced (here) which will cover Early Metal UK, Early Metal US and Progressive Metal.