RAT SKATES' Thrash Metal Film 'Born In The Basement' Airing In March On CONCERT.TV

March 3, 2008

An edited version of "Born in The Basement", the latest film from filmmaker/OVERKILL founder Rat Skates will be appearing on the music television network Concert.TV from March 1 to March 31.

Concert.TV is a free-to-view, on-demand television network that programs memorable performances, compelling documentaries and unique originals for subscribers of Comcast, Cox, Insight, Charter and DirecTV, channel 1829. To check for availability of Concert.TV on your local cable service, look in the on-demand listings or visit them online at www.concert.tv.

Written and narrated by Skates, "Born in the Basement" is an autobiographical journey that begins in 1980, when the East Coast of North America experienced a massive culture clash of punk, disco, stoner music, new wave and heavy metal. Frustrated by this suburban identity crisis and fueled by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a small group of energetic youths were unknowingly creating the most extreme music ever to assault global eardrums: thrash metal.

Skates was one of the most recognized pioneers of the movement. This is a drive through his tunnel vision to success, and the philosophy that turned his dreams into reality...THE "DIY" MINDSET!

From milk-crate drum risers to toll-booth advertising and brain-washing girlfriends, this movie boldly goes well behind the scenes, deep into the New York/New Jersey cover band circuit and pre-digital tape-trading underground to candidly reveal the hidden hurdles that every young musician must jump in the quest for rock stardom, the passion of their vision, and dedication to their family...

Conquering the skeptics and obliterating the odds, this vivid recollection of creating OVERKILL as part of a groundbreaking culture in un-chartered territory is told in true down-to-earth "old-school" spirit. "Born in the Basement" is an inspirational story of perseverance, where his imagination met a desire that turned into obsession...the true, naked secrets of success are exposed, and the realities that eternally haunt it...

"Born in the Basement" will also be showing at Music Doc Festival (Sweden) and Festival Filmer La Musique (Paris, France),with screenings in March and April, respectively.

The film is available on DVD at www.ratskates.com and at retailers worldwide through the MVD Entertainment Group.

Watch the "Born in The Basement" trailer below.

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