How cool is this?! Metallica‘s James Hetfield has been cast in the upcoming thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile.” Continue reading
Randy Blythe announced a few years ago that he would be starring in an upcoming film, in which Chthonic were instrumental in creating. When asked for a description of Tshiong, he responded, “The movie is supposed to primarily be a comedy with lots of action & knowing Cthonic, a bit of politics- without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say there is a bit of civil unrest my character & the star of the movie (who is a really famous actor in Taiwan) participate in.”
Here’s the official synopsis, “The movie itself follows the antics of protagonist A-Tek and his quest to save his rural hometown from the claws of Chinese capitalism as he travels from southern Taiwan to the capital in search of his heroes, international metal sensation Chthonic, whom he’s hoping will help him stand up for his land by holding a protest concert back home. The story takes an unlikely turn when he discovers his would-be saviors aren’t quite as he imagined. Constricted by the demands of their China-friendly sponsors (the aptly named Eyeball Corporation, a riff on EyeCTV, a pro-unification news channel), the band is forced to curb their hot-headed nature and put a hold on A-tek’s proclivity for rioting and protests.”
Chthonic recently shared a new trailer for Tshiong online, and it features the first glimpse of Randy in the film. Continue reading
Black Sabbath’s final show of their farewell tour took place on February 4th in Birmingham, England, and the heavy metal icons are making it possible for everyone to witness that historic night. Black Sabbath: The End of the End is their new concert film, directed by Dick Carruthers, that documents the last show from start to finish, and the official trailer is now online. Continue reading
Black Sabbath’s final show of their farewell tour took place on February 4th in Birmingham, England, and the heavy metal icons are making it possible for everyone to witness that historic night. Continue reading
Philip H. Anselmo is bringing his Housecore Horror Film Festival back for a third year in San Antonio, TX at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.
The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.
“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”
Bands confirmed to perform include:
SYk & Dalila Kayros
An official Agnostic Front full length documentary titled The Godfathers Of Hardcore is in the works and a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help start production. A Fall 2016 release is targeted. Director Ian McFarland of Ian McFarland Films and McFarland & Pecci will be heading the project.
London, ON based Handshake Inc co-owner and independent film and video director David Hall is completing two short films which will be debuting in New York City at The Made in the New York Media Gallery as part of Examining Darkness on May 7, 2015, and the works specifically constructed to be projected on the gallery’s 360 degree projector and screen setup. Go here for more information.
Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg, a writer, video artist, and curator based in Brooklyn. His films have played at festivals across the country and he previously curated Standard Model Catastrophes, Josh Graham‘s career retrospective that was on display at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP throughout December of 2014.
Participating Artists & Work:
David Hall: Mother Satan, Don’t Turn Out The Light (2015), The Puberty Of Big John Christ (2015)
Alex Schaefer: Damages (2014-2015)
Polynoid: 458nm (2006), Mem (2009), Loom (2010)
Susi Sie: Black (2011), Float (2011), Emergence (2012), Silk (2013), Soundscapes (2013), Cymatics (2013), Echoes (2015)
There will be a special, one-time-only performance by composer Mick Barr, playing his scores to David Hall’s two films, during the opening reception on May 7th at 7:30pm.
Director Rick Kosick is streaming a seven minute video documentary about the making of Philm’s second album Fire From The Evening Sun. The band features drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Gerry Paul Nestler (Civil Defiance) and bassist Francisco “Pancho” Eduardo Tomaselli (WAR).
“Philm recorded the drum tracks for Fire From The Evening Sun at the House Of Rock studios in Santa Monica, California, the home of the late actress/singer Kathryn Grayson.
“This studio/home is amazing; it has a great vibe, which makes a comfortable working environment.
“When I was filming, I had no idea that Dave Lombardo was going to lay down all twelve drum tracks in one day. Impressive!
“What I remember from that day was that Dave was really focused, and he had this look on his face that he meant business. I’m still surprised that he didn’t tear a hole in his drumhead, because he was playing like a madman. Pancho and Gerry were both on top of their game that day as well, and three of them executed everything without any problems. I mean, what can you expect from professionals, right?
“I’m happy how everything turned out with this video, and what a great opportunity to be able to document this important process of making an album.”
The documentary on the Finnish band Lordi, Monsterman, directed by Antti Haase, will get an international premiere on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The film was produced by Illume Ltd (Finland), in co-production with Film i Väst AB (Sweden), JAB Film AS (Norway) and Common Ground Pictures AB (Sweden). Watch the trailer below.
The film tells the moving story of the heavy metal monster band, which unexpectedly won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and its frontman Tomi Putaansuu, a.k.a. Mr. Lordi. It is described as “a real-life drama about a boy who wanted to be a monster and who did everything to live his dreams.”
Director Antti Haase will attend the DOXA Documentary Film Festival from May 4 to May 11.