Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history.
More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life.
Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.
"Here's the facts! Time and time again our beloved scene has been overshadowed, dismissed and disregarded by many mainstream media / culture and plenty of lethargic Australian Heavy Music fans too, oh not to forget the rest of the world's ignorance or lack of knowledge. Bleak times? Maybe? But, that has all changed! To find out why? WATCH Metal Down Under! This film reveals the history, the unsung heroes of our scene and why it's never been more important to acknowledge & support Australian Heavy Music wholeheartedly!”
Andrew Haug – AndrewHaug.com 24/7 Rock-Metal Radio.
Metal Down Under is the first film to fully document the history of heavy metal music in Australia.
Directed and produced by: Nick Calpakdjian
Studio: Animus Industries
Release date: August 22, 2014