The upcoming documentary on British rock legends SAXON, "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie", has had its projected release date pushed back to March 1, 2010. The delay was caused by the filmmakers' (U.K.'s Coolhead Productions) desire to include newly discovered vintage footage and additional interviews.
Produced by the makers of the critically acclaimed "Ian Gillan: Highway Star" (Universal, 2007), "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" celebrates SAXON's 30th anniversary. It not only has contributions from members of SAXON, past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (METALLICA); Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD); Harvey Goldsmith, Danko Jones, Doro Pesch and many, many others. It will also feature plenty of rare archive material and previously unseen concert footage, from the classic 1980s lineup to the brilliant St. George's Day show in 2008 and Wacken Open Air in 2009. A special limited edition of "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" will contain a feature-length documentary, at least two never-before-seen concert films and plenty of revealing extra content.
"It looks good," singer Biff Byford told News & Star. "But it has been put back because they have just got a load of new stuff from an interview with an old manager which is quite good. I'm sure I will learn things about me that I did not know...
"I'm looking forward to seeing it," he said. "I have a right to veto things, but I don’t think I will. I have seen the ANVIL [documentary]; it is funny. I like them, they're not in my top five bands of all time, but they try hard."
If you pre-buy a plush special limited edition of "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" containing a feature-length documentary, at least TWO never-seen-before concert films and plenty of revealing extra content, you will get your name on the credits and become an associate producer, allowing you to influence the content of the film by sending your suggestions to the filmmakers. You will also have the chance of winning one of five pairs of VIP passes to next year's Wacken Open Air festival AND the chance to meet SAXON singer Biff Byford and the rest of the band on their next tour.
"We're relying on our fans here and I know you’ll do us proud," said Byford. "SAXON have a great story to tell and some bloody fantastic songs to celebrate. I think you'll agree it needs to be done properly, so get your orders in now. This will be one of the best rock docs you'll ever see."
The special limited edition of "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" will cost £25 (GBP). It will be shipped out as soon as it's complete.
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