Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Get Thrashed

The exciting reminder to Get Thrashed... Dude, I can't believe someone made a film about our scene!

Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal won the Grand Prize Award at the 2007 San Antonio Underground Film Festival. The film also recently took home awards for Best Documentary and Best Soundtrack at the Backseat Film Festival in Philadelphia, and was awarded Best Documentary at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival .

For Immediate Release

July 5, 2007


TRENTON- The makers of Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal are proud to announce the San Francisco premiere of the documentary will be Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 pm at the Frozen Film Festival.

Among the sure to be sold out crowd at the San Francisco screening will be a "who's who" of Bay Area thrash legends including members of Exodus, Death Angel, Forbidden and many others.

"I am totally stoked about the San Francisco premiere of Get Thrashed" said Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. “After all, San Francisco was the birthplace of this monster called thrash metal, and it is only fitting that it receives a proper showing right where it all started. After seeing the movie, all I could say was it's about time; and it couldn't have been done any better. I hope to be at the screening. It’s not something I want to miss.”

“The best part of making Get Thrashed was my week long trip to the Bay Area,” said Director Rick Ernst. “Meeting the fans and the bands that I grew up admiring was a thrash metal dream come true for me. All the other screenings have kicked ass, but this one in San Francisco is like the Super Bowl for us! Get Thrashed is coming to the heart of thrash metal country and I'm thrilled that I'll be there to see it go down.”

Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal is the story of bands like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and how they, and others, pioneered a new form of heavy metal in the early 1980s. This new music was called "thrash metal" and many of the bands went from playing friend’s parties and small clubs to touring the world and headlining arenas. Along the way, there were drugs, drinking, fights, deaths, mosh pits, leather jackets, long hair and most of all - groundbreaking new music. Eventually, the scene fell apart, but the seeds these bands planted gave rise to the new breed of extreme heavy metal we see and hear today. Get Thrashed features the music of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies, Pantera and many more, plus interviews with members of over 30 bands from old school (Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, Gary Holt etc) to new school (Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Chimaira etc).

Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal will be screened at The Roxie Cinema (3117 16th St at Valencia in San Francisco, CA 94103). Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at www.frozenfilmfestival.com.

Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal is produced by Saigon1515 Productions in association with Kundrat Productions. Get Thrashed was directed by Rick Ernst and the documentary’s Associate Producer is Rat Skates, founder and former drummer of Overkill.


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