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VH1 Classic Declares November 11th National Metal Day

I'm not sure if VH1 got this idea from the Spinal Tap fan who last year declared that 11/11/11 would be declared as "Nigel Tufnel Day" or came up with the idea on their own. But VH1 Classic has dubbed November 11th as "National Metal Day" and promised a full day of metal coverage.

While they have been ramping up the metal coverage since November 1st, and will be airing metal coverage for the entire day of November 11th, the day itself, here are the special features promised for prime time:

Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth premieres Friday, November 11 at 9PM ET/PT. They’ve been the champions of thrash metal for nearly thirty years, despite discord, addiction and infighting. Updated to the original episode are Dave Mustaine’s crippling hand injury which threatens the band’s survival, a painful law suit and more walk outs and throw outs of band members. Now they’re in the Big Four and still aiming for the top spot, but even if Dave Mustaine is happy with the new line up he remains unhappy about their ranking in the top ten of heavy metal—still just behind Metallica.

Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal premieres Friday, November 11 at 10PM ET/PT. The premiere episode of Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal will focus on Pre-Metal, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres ranging from British Heavy Metal to Glam Metal to Thrash Metal, and artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to Metallica and more. Metal Evolution is an 11-episode docu-series produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Films and is based on the groundbreaking Heavy Metal Family Tree. The Heavy Metal Family Tree is a 26 sub-genre genealogical chart which reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal – from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, host/producer and metal head turned anthropologist Dunn, crisscrosses the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. After the premiere episode on National Metal Day, “Metal Evolution” will move to its regular time slot on Saturdays at 10 PM ET/PT, beginning Saturday, November 19 between new episodes of BTM:Remastered at 9PM ET/PT and That Metal Show at 11PM ET/PT.

That Metal Show: Season Nine premieres Friday, November 11 at 11PM ET/PT. The boys are back and there’s gonna be some trouble! Eddie Trunk, Don Jamison and Jim Florentine are back in LA and bringing the heat with season nine of That Metal Show. An all-star lineup of iconic metal guests grace the stage this season including: Marilyn Manson, Slash, Sully Erna, Jesse James Dupree, Tracii Guns, Brian Johnson, Dave Mustaine and more! Season nine of THAT METAL SHOW will deliver the ever popular “Stump The Trunk” and “TMS TOP 5” segments.

Other shows to be aired that day include The Decline of Western Civilization, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, and This is Spinal Tap.

Additional concerts, movies and specials focusing on metal will air during the month of November. Visit www.vh1classic.com for a full list of programming.

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1. RTB writes:

SAM DUNNS METAL EVOULTION is a metal documentry that will span 10 weeks every friday night on vh1...really looking forward to that, he did such a great job with metal a headbangers journey that im expecting bigger and better things with this show..
im not the biggest TMS on vh1 classic simply because majority of the artists they have on that show arent current metal bands, musicians or influences..mostly rock...the term "metal" is losely used in my eyes ritually on a daily basis especially if you watch a show like TMS, the modern day metalhead has to be pulling his facking hair out like myself...its a good show, just change the name and rmove the metal term because 90% of those guests who appear on that show arent or who represent what metal is today...

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

agreed rtb, TMS has really disgraced metal with most of the sh!tty guests they bring on!

# Nov 10, 2011 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. monte writes:

love metal since i was a kid--nothing better-period---its a way of life and a train of thought ---plan on listening to MANOWAR all day
but i listen to them everyday anyway

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 5:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

CRANK IT UP TO 11 MOTHER FKRS!!!!!!

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 7:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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VH1 wouldn't know metal if it mouth-f***ed them until they blacked out.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. theghostofavalon writes:

^
That's why they have to bring in Sam Dunn. But it's a smart move. He is established in the metal community and he know's what he's talking about. He can bring the underground up and make it easier to understand for non-metal fans.

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

It goes to 11 b!tchezzz!!!

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

listen to everything from sabbath preist and maiden to slayer and venom to morbid angel to manowar to exodus . and amon amarth and blind guardian for skyrim ha

# Nov 11, 2011 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Spinning Saxon at the moment.

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