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"The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal" Documentary Scheduled For January Release

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An impressing list of musicians, record executives, journalists and more have taken part in the upcoming two-part ‘Inside Metal‘ documentary DVD, ‘The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal‘. Directed by Bob Nalbandian, the DVD will land on January 19th and showcases narration from Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

Below you can watch a clip from the DVD in which Gene Hoglan (Testament, etc.) can be found discussing his first encounter with Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield back in 1981:

As the title suggests, the docu will focus on the early/mid-80s rise of thrash metal. Among those who were interviewed for the series are:

Ann Boleyn (Hellion/New Renaissance Records)
Bill Metoyer (Producer)
Brian O’Brian (A La Carte)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Brian Tatler (Diamond Head)
Chris Poland (Megadeth/OHM)
Craig Locicero (Forbidden)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Diego Negrete (MX Machine)
Eric Peterson (Testament)
Ernie C (Body Count)
Felice Lococo & Kurt Markham (Overkill LA)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel/Testament)
Greg Durschlag (The Weasels)
Jay Reynolds (Malice)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
John Bush (Armored Saint/Anthrax)
John Gallagher (Raven)
Juan Garcia (Agent Steel/Abattoir/Body Count)
Katon DePena (Hirax)
Kevin Estrada (Photographer)
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
Lloyd Grant (Defcon)
Malcolm Dome (Journalist)
Marty Friedman (Hawaii/Cacophony/Megadeth)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
Monte Pittman (Prong/Madonna)
Peter Baltes & Wolf Hoffmann (Accept)
Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint)
Phyllis Pollack (Journalist)
Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies)
Scott Peterson (Cryptic Slaughter)
Steven Craig (former manager of Slayer & Dark Angel)
Stryper (Robert Sweet, Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Tim Gaines)
Tracey “Spacey T” Singleton (Sound Barrier/Gangland)
Tracy Barnes (Radio PD)
Vincent Price (Steel Prophet/Body Count)
William Howell (KNAC Radio Host a.k.a. DJ Will, former A&R Capitol Records and Metal Blade Records)

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1. alb. writes:

i will ask if i can..why james your band is no thrash
metal at all???...and now is in documentary about
thrash metal.

testament , overkill , kreator, megadeth ,dark angel
should wipe floor with metallica and say fuuccckk
you and your commercial sucess?

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. X writes:

Albert, you f***ing idiot bastard douche, why the f*** does it matter who's thrash or who's a commercial band?

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

^jesus dude, the tard is actually correct for once, disregarding his endorsement of megadump of course

your hardon for yugo seems to be blinding your better sensibilities no? there's a MAJOR difference between what is thrash and commercial misappropriated bullsh!t based on an archaic paradigm of "what they once were"

do you understand, grasshopper? :)

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. alb. writes:

it is matter who is commercial and who ia real thrash metal
but X you are to little to understand so go away to dog
house and rape pudle again.

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. alb. writes:

hell rat. metallica was long time ago a thrash band but
after that metallica sell their a$$ for a good money..

i guess redneck metallica can talk about good ol" times
wehn music is important.

# Dec 15, 2017 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Albert and X, please, lighten up already!

# Dec 16, 2017 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

yes yugo, I was agreeing with you....sh!tallica is pure pop culture, jock rock fvcking garbage, haven't made a thrash record in about 30 years

they fvcking suck

# Dec 16, 2017 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Albert gets hit by a car writes:

Still waiting for a documentary on Testament...

# Dec 26, 2017 @ 12:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. X writes:

I wait documentary on midget metal called angry midget
Get wild.

# Dec 26, 2017 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. The real X writes:

^^^ That's not me, I'm not a midget, Albert is.

# Dec 26, 2017 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Even more real x writes:

You lie???💔💔💔💔💔💔

# Dec 27, 2017 @ 3:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. The real, real X, who is NOT a midget, unlike Albert writes:

^^^ Again, that's Albert impersonating me.

# Dec 27, 2017 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. alb... writes:

right x midget....please ban x?

# Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. X writes:

Stop calling me a midget. You're the one who needs to be banned, so goodbye to you.

# Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Drum_Junkie writes:

At 5'7", I've never felt so tall than right here - right now.

Also, Gene is funny mofo. His Atomic Clock DVD's are awesome - both with insane drumming and hilarious commentary. I miss him and Devin making music together.

# Dec 28, 2017 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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