iConnotations recently conducted an interview with Rick Ernst and Rat Skates director and associate producer, respectively, of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. The interview is now available for streaming and download at this location.As previously reported, "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" has had its projected DVD release date pushed back to August from the previously announced May. "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal, an extreme style of heavy metal popularized in the early 1980s by bands like METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and others. It is the story of the heaviest, hardest music of the '80s and early '90s as told by the bands that lived it, the fans and bands that grew up on it and by the artists that carry the "thrash metal" flag today. The documentary throws new light on an overlooked, yet incredible music scene and how it went from a simple rumbling in the underground to a loud, obnoxious and constant roar in the (almost) mainstream. The documentary is produced by Saigon1515 Productions in association with Kundrat Productions. "Get Thrashed" was directed by Ernst and Rat Skates, founder and former drummer of OVERKILL. Watch the "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal" trailer below.
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