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Three Full Length Metal Documentaries Posted Online

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Band Photo: Cradle Of Filth (?)

A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.

Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below.

Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal

Murder Music: A History Of Black Metal

Until The Light Takes Us

Thanks to reader Ross Gnarly (in the comments below), we've added to this list "Black Metal Satanica," a new documentary about black metal that was screened at Laemmle's Sunset 5 theatre in West Hollywood, California just this summer.

Black Metal Satanica

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Looking forward to watching the Earache one! It seems oddly titled now, but back in the day when Carcass really took off grindcore was supposed to be the big next thing. Never happened of course but Earache especially really pushed bands like Entombed and Cathedral under that banner.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Ross Gnarly writes:

Actually the best black metal documentary is Black Metal Satanica, which can also be watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Y87vu-juI

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

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3. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm watching the Earache one now, it's got some really cool stuff on it. Grindcore did moderately well here in the U.K. If people didn't know the name of the genre, they knew of several of the bands as a few of them, particularly Napalm Death and to a lesser extent Extreme Noise Terror, appeared on British TV fairly regularly.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
hellrat's avatar

Member

4. hellrat writes:

Shoot, no time now, but will definitely check out the Earache and History of Black vids...seen until the light takes us

Thanks for the heads up Oz!

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
hellrat's avatar

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5. hellrat writes:

I'll check out your link as well R Gnarly...thanks!

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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6. deathbringer writes:

Nice - I was meaning to make a post about some of these hitting Netflix streaming such as Until The Light Takes Us, but free on YouTube is even better (for posting). I found that one fascinating in many ways. Will have to check these others out.

# Aug 28, 2011 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. runlevel0 writes:

f***ing cool the Docus... but one silly question:

What the f*** has the picture of COF to do with all this stuff?

Not that I don't appreciaty the funny visuals of these comedians of stage (I heard somewhere that they actually make music, is it true? What type of music do they make? Are they going on tour soon with the circus? )

LOL

# Aug 30, 2011 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Diamond Oz's avatar

Senior News Correspondent

8. Diamond Oz writes:

The Cradle picture is there because they're one of the bands that were interviewed in the Murder Music documentary. As the most viewed band page out of all related, their picture is shown.

# Aug 30, 2011 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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