Trailer for 'Murder In The Front Row' Doc About Bay Area Thrash Metal

March 20, 2019
Source: YouTube

Murder In The Front Row Doc Trailer

"This is the music you don't want your parents to hear." Rolling Stone has debuted the first trailer for an indie rock doc titled Murder in the Front Row. Or rather, in full: Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story. The doc is, as the title indicates, about the rise of the thrash metal scene and the bands that played to wild crowds. "These are just good stories, and they are very human stories," says director Adam Dubin. MITFR follows the story of a group of young kids in Northern California with a shared passion for heavy rock bands like UFO, Iron Maiden and Motorhead. "All these bands were mainly from England, and they never really toured the West Coast… So these young people started creating their own music, starting their own fanzines, booking clubs and trading tapes. These were people who were adamant about music and the bands, but also each other." Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, and many others. With narration by Brian Posehn. Rock out below.

Here's the first official trailer for Adam Dubin's doc Murder In The Front Row, from YouTube:

Murder In The Front Row Doc

In the early 1980’s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement. Murder In The Front Row is told through powerful first person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story is directed by American filmmaker Adam Dubin, of classic Beastie Boys music videos "Fight For Your Right To Party" and "No Sleep Till Brooklyn", plus many other rock videos and the doc film Live Evolution previously. The doc film is premiering in April in San Francisco, but doesn't have an official release date set yet. Stay tuned. Who's in?

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This is right up my alley, I'm in.

grimjob on Mar 20, 2019


Same. Grew up on this shit in the 80's.

Weapon✘ on Mar 20, 2019


I just read the other day how metal music stimulates a positive view on life. So, here you have it, people ...

shiboleth on Mar 20, 2019


So this is proof of what?

ErrorSapiens on Mar 21, 2019


Well, it must be a good thing to listen to that music. To be part of the whole (sub)culture that's behind it. And what not ...

shiboleth on Mar 21, 2019


If it suits you, the metal community is, like all other communities, filled with a diversity of personalities. That said, id call it, based on my 25 years in it, a pretty positive and fun one to be in. Its not negative, cause the music is agressive, thats for sure.

ErrorSapiens on Mar 21, 2019


I was never fully part of it but had (and have) a lot friends that were and are enjoying that music and all that comes with it. Of course, I did some of it, too. So, I'm not complaining about it, not even close. Of course, I never had any doubts about diversities anywhere, but overall, I see it as something to be liked in my life experience. Regardless the fact that I like to be closer to rock. But than again, I don't see all that as a part of the firm set of boundaries. I just like all of it ...

shiboleth on Mar 21, 2019


Nice to hear. Biggest issue with most music communities is when u gotta put on a uniform to be part of it. Fake it till you make it 🙂 There should be no boundaries.

ErrorSapiens on Mar 21, 2019

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