'Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal': More Screenings Announced

October 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 lined up the following screenings during October:

Saturday, October 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Long Island Big Fish Film Festival
222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY
*Director Rick Ernst in attendance

Thursday, October 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Slab Cinema at La Tuna
100 Probandt (and Cevallos)
San Antonio, TX
*donation – this is a fundraiser to raise money for an operation to remove a brain tumor from the daughter of a longtime volunteers of the San Antonio Underground Film Festival

Friday, October 26 at 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Barcelona International Music Documentary Film Festival
Aribacau Club 2 (Gran Via des les Corts Catalanes)
Barcelona, Spain

Tentatively due for release on DVD in April 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.

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

San Antonio cult TV show "Robb's MetalWorks"'s interview with Rick Ernst — the director of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" — conducted on June 23, 2007:

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