ANTHRAX, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, HADES Members Interviewed At 'Get Thrashed' Premiere; Video Available

February 7, 2008

Russ Russo of Independent Film Quarterly (IFQ) conducted interviews with the makers of "Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" — the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene — at the film's New York City premiere, which took place on July 25, 2007 at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. He also spoke with various musicians that appear in the documentary.

Watch the footage below.

Tentatively due for release on DVD in May 2008, "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal, an extreme style of heavy metal popularized in the early 1980s by bands like METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and others. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the '80s and early '90s as told by the bands that lived it, the fans and bands that grew up on it and by the artists that carry the "thrash metal" flag today. The documentary throws new light on an overlooked, yet incredible music scene and how it went from a simple rumbling in the underground to a loud, obnoxious and constant roar in the (almost) mainstream. The documentary is produced by Saigon1515 Productions in association with Kundrat Productions.

"Get Thrashed" was directed by Ernst and the documentary's associate producer is Rat Skates, founder and former drummer of OVERKILL.

Director Rick Ernst and founding OVERKILL drummer and "Get Thrashed" associate producer Rat Skates:

Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) and members of DEMOLITION HAMMER:

John Connelly (NUCLEAR ASSAULT):

Dan Lorenzo (HADES, THE CURSED):

Watch the "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" trailer:

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