Posted by Ken Snyder
It was an honor when producer Bob Nalbandian asked if he could use music for his documentary series Inside Metal. This came to fruition with the release of Inside Metal - The LA Music Scene Explodes, with volume 1 being released in June, and volume 2 being released in August. The premier on June 6th was a blast and it was even better seeing the credits roll with my name on them.
Both videos are available on Amazon and I highly recommend them.
Here is an editorial review:
Inside Metal is a riveting documentary series dedicated to Heavy Metal music and its diverse array of musical styles and genres. LA Metal Scene Explodes is the second, two-volume title in the Inside Metal documentary film series which begins where the critically acclaimed debut movie, Pioneers of L.A. Rock and Metal, left off. Featuring in-depth interviews with metal icons as well as many pivotal players including musicians, managers, journalists and label execs, Inside Metal: LA Metal Scene Explodes covers the era from 1981 to 1986, when the local hard rock and metal scene literally took Los Angeles by storm, resulting in the subsequent major label signing spree of hard rock and heavy metal bands. MetalRock Films takes you on a transcendental journey into heavy metal yesteryear in this utterly unique and fascinating film series featuring astonishing exclusive interviews; ultra-rare archival concert footage and photographs; and original music by the influential artists of that groundbreaking era who would soon go on to gain worldwide attention throughout the '80s and beyond. Inside Metal: LA Metal Scene Explodes Volume 2 is the second half of this 2-DVD set, featuring Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt), Jack Russell (Great White), Don Dokken (Dokken), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Chris Holmes and Randy Piper (W.A.S.P.), John Bush and Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Gene Hoglan (Testament, Dethklok), Ron Keel (Steeler, Keel), Leatherwolf, Betsy Weiss (Bitch), Jaime St. James (Black 'n Blue), Lizzy Borden, Marty Friedman, Marq Torien (Bullet Boys), Joe Floyd (Warrior), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Steve Plunkett (Autograph), Nadir D'Priest (London) and many others in this compelling history about the quintessential period of hard rock and metal!