Awesome 2005 documentary directed by metalhead Sam Dunn, an anthropoligist from British Columbia
. The film studies many topics relating to Heavy Metal, including:
-Who the very first Heavy Metal band is (widely believed to be Black Sabbath
, as suggested in the film) as well as the roots of metal
-The backgrounds of Heavy Metal musicians and their fans
-Gender and sexuality roles in Metal
-Why a lot of bands have faced problems with censorship due to their lyrical content, album art, and live shows
and/or anti-christian beliefs followed by a handful of Norweigian Black Metal
bands, as well as other views on religion, satanism, and other controversial topics when associated with metal.
People interviewed include (but are NOT limited to) Tony Iommi
of Black Sabbath, Bruce Dickinson
of Iron Maiden
, Alice Cooper
, James "Munky" Shaffer"
, Ronnie James Dio
, Corey Taylor
and Joey Jordinson
, Kerry King
and Tom Araya
, Alex Webster
and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher
of Cannibal Corpse
, and many other metal musicians and producers, as well as multiple fans, socioligists, and even one minister.
The film is a largely independent film with limited theatrical release, so very few are totally familiar with it. A sequal entitled "Global Metal" was released in 2008, which is probably just as good but even less known.
Brad thinks Nickelback is Metal, so I'm going to show him "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" to teach him what real metal is about.