In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash!
From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. Murder In The Front Row is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and more!
Narrated by Brian Posehn Inspired by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew’s photographic thrash archive of the scene Murder in the Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter
If you love thrash metal, we’ve got something just for you —Kerrang!
A fun history of a tight-knit scene that birthed scads of followers —Rolling Stone
Running time: 184 mins (incl. 92 mins bonus)
Sound: English, Stereo 5.1 & Directors commentary
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Greek.