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Heavy Metal Star Wars

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The force is strong in this one…

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July 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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Very Metal

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May 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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Fly As High As The Sun

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Watville Primary School sing ‘Flight Of Icarus’ by Iron Maiden

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March 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Ozzy!!!!1!

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We Sold Our Souls For Rock ‘N’ Roll (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) – a documentary on the Ozzfest ’99 tour (MLYT) (NSFW – mainly swearing and tits)

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July 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

In Bed With Chris Needham

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“It’s beautifully, brutally authentic. Flat lighting brings out bad skin and hair grease; wintry-pale on unprocessed video, Loughborough looks like Krakow in the 1970s.” – All You Old Bastards Should LEARN Something From This – The Cult Of Chris Needham

A fondly remembered BBC video-diary documentary from 1991 depicting the trails and tribulations of a teenage metal fan as he tries to knock his band, Manslaughter, into shape for its first gig, with many digressions into his philosophy of life along the way

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July 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

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Metal!

Metal!

Sam Dunn is a thirty year old anthropologist who wrote his graduate thesis on Guatemalan refugees. He then moved on to study a group he has himself been a member of since he was a teenager – heavy metal fans. Sam goes on a journey around the world to talk to the fans of an art form beloved by those involved by generally dismissed by the critics and the more general music fans. Though as an aside I wouldn’t agree with him that there are no casual metal fans, I and several people I know include a love of certain metal bands and songs along with other music.

Dunn also looks at the history of the metal, not just the usual ‘it started with Sabbath’ but also Hendrix and Cream and then back to Wager and the insane double bass on steroids – the octobass, looking for the heavier sound’s origin in classical music. In a wide ranging study Dunn also looks at aspects of sexism and class in the subject such as how many bands found their origins in the industrial heartlands like Black Sabbath. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm