Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: September 4, 2008 (limited)

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Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its early years, through its influence on grunge, nu metal and today's heavy metal scene. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the '80s and early '90s as told by the bands who lived it, the fans and bands that grew up on it, and by the artists that carry the "thrash metal" flag today.

Our journey begins in the early '80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. These bands helped ignite local scenes in Los Angeles, the Bay area of California and New York City, which helped fuel a worldwide thrash metal movement. By the dawn of the 1990s, thrash bands had gone from playing backyard barbeque parties to headlining arenas and Metallica were on their way to becoming one of the biggest metal acts of all time.

Featuring interviews and performances by Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Voivod, Kreator and more!

Director: Rick Ernst
Studio: Lightyear Entertainment
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