Sunday, March 2, 2008

New History of Thrash DVD Due for Release April 13 2008: Aural Amphetamine Metallica and the Dawn of Thrash

Sabbath’s Paranoid, Led Zeppelin’s Communication Breakdown and Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy are said to be precursors of thrash, an extreme form of heavy music that first appeared in the early 1980’s.

While Venom (Welcome to Hell, 1981) are recognised as the first thrash band, Metallica took it to the people, combining the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with punk to create one of the most popular forms of metal today.

Metallica’s first EP was No Life Til Leather, followed by Kill Em All and the rise of Slayer and Megadeth.

On April 13 a DVD will be released that documents the beginning of this genre: Aural Amphetamine: Metallica and the Dawn of Thrash.

It features interviews from all of the main players at the time; Lars Ulrich (who traveled to the UK in 1981 to collect NWBHM albums), members of Megadeth, Diamond Head, Elixir and many more.

There is also plenty of live footage, biographies and a Thrash Metal Interactive Challenge.

Image: Courtesy: Sexy Intellectual Records

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