'Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal': Five September Screenings Announced

September 12, 2007

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 — have announced five additional screenings of the award-winning documentary — Thursday, September 13 and Saturday, September 15 at the Oldenburg Film Festival in Oldenburg, Germany; Sunday, September 16 at the Europa Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York; Tuesday, September 25 at the Athens International Film Festival in Athens, Greece; and Sunday, September 30 at Cinéma Le Grand Action in Paris, France.

The times and locations of the screenings for "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" are as follows:

* Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 15 at midnight:
Oldenburg Film Festival in Oldenburg, Germany. Director Rick Ernst will be in attendance at both Oldenburg Film Festival screenings.

* Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Europa Film Festival at Club Europa (98 Meserole Ave. [corner of Manhattan Ave.], Brooklyn, NY 11222, (718) 383-5723). $10.00. Seating is limited.

* Tuesday, September 25 at 10:45 p.m.
Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Greece

* Sunday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Cinéma Le Grand Action (5 rue des Ecoles 75005) in Paris, France

"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 trailer and more information can be found at www.getthrashed.com. 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.

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

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