Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach was interviewed for "Triumph: Lay It On The Line", the forthcoming first-ever feature documentary about the dramatic career of the legendary Canadian power trio TRIUMPH.
Produced by Emmy and Peabody award-winning Banger Films, "Triumph: Lay It On The Line" is a Crave original documentary that's a celebratory, exhilarating thrill ride through the history of one of rock's most unsung bands. Slated for release in 2020, the film covers TRIUMPH's humble beginnings as staples of the GTA circuit in the mid-'70s to their heyday as touring juggernauts, selling out arenas and stadiums all across North America with their legendary spectacular live shows — and way beyond.
Bach revealed his involvement in the documentary in an Instagram post earlier today (Saturday, December 7). He posted a picture of him with Banger Films' Sam Dunn and wrote in an accompanying message: "Always a fantastic time with my bud Sam Dunn from @bangerfilms ! I have been a huge fan of @triumphtheband since I was a wee little nard growing up in Ontario Canada where these dudes are Rock Lords. Their music means a lot to me and I am honored to be included in the Official movie documenting this incredible band. Previously I worked with Sam in the movie @rush Beyond the Lighted Stage which turned out so perfectly I know this movie will be amazing as well. TRIUMPH music means a lot to me and we had a blast cranking up these albums yesterday, the songs + the playing hold up incredibly well all these years later! After we were done I put on the movie Super Duper @alicecooper another BangerTV release, quite simply one of the best rock documentaries of all time. Really looking forward 2 the TRIUMPH Rockumentary cuz these dudes know what they're doing and also because imma #RocknRollMachine #24HoursADay #Triumph #StreetFightingMan"
Drummer/vocalist Gil Moore, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett formed TRIUMPH in 1975, and their blend of heavy riff-rockers with progressive odysseys, peppered with thoughtful, inspiring lyrics and virtuosic guitar playing quickly made them a household name in Canada. Anthems like "Lay It On The Line", "Magic Power" and "Fight The Good Fight" broke them in the USA, and they amassed a legion of fiercely passionate fans. But, as a band that suddenly split at the zenith of their popularity, TRIUMPH missed out on an opportunity to say thank you to those loyal and devoted fans, a base that is still active today, three decades later.
"Mike, Rik and I are thrilled to revisit TRIUMPH's history, and especially to express our gratitude to our amazing fans," says Gil Moore. "We are excited to be working with Banger Films and this documentary is our way of reaching out to all those people who have touched us along the journey to say 'thanks.'"
"Triumph: Lay It On The Line" will be right at home in the Banger Films catalogue, among such esteemed rock docs as "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage", "Super Duper Alice Cooper", "Iron Maiden: Flight 666", and, most recently, "ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas". Featuring interviews with TRIUMPH, their contemporaries, their close friends and partners, and their fans, this film will be an all-access pass into the story behind the hit records and the light shows. Overflowing with unseen footage and unheard audio, this is a film for both the diehard fans and the casual observers, a story about the three friendships that formed the basis of one of Canada's most successful rock bands.
The film is produced by Banger Films in association with Revolver Films, Bell Media's Crave, Live Nation Productions and NBC Universal Canada. It is produced with the participation of the Rogers Documentary Fund and Slaight Communications Inc. International distribution by Round Hill Music.