MTV.com reports that Sam Dunn, co-director of "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", isn't just a heavy-metal academic — he's also a performer with a specialty in old-school thrash. His band BURN TO BLACK recently released their debut, "Mach 666", a disc influenced by some of the members' favorite bands, including SADUS, MORBID ANGEL, AUTOPSY, FORBIDDEN and THE CROWN. "As musicians, we feel that thrash has lost a lot of its rawness over the years and has become too slick and polished," said Dunn, who plays bass in the group. Singer Rob Ouellette, guitarists Mike Krestel and Paul Harrington and drummer Evan Johnston round out the band. While BURN TO BLACK will play select shows in their hometown of Toronto, they won't tour extensively, since Dunn is too busy jet-setting for his next movie, "Global Metal". That film will trace the growth of heavy metal across the world.
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