Description

Metal Evolution presents 11 episodes based on the much-debated Metal
History “family tree” originally shown in Headbanger’s Journey. This 24
sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy
metal—from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive
Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, our host,
metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, will crisscross the globe in
search of the very essence of Metal, from bars and back alleys to the biggest
open air festivals. Sam will
visit the pioneers of British
and American hard rock who
laid metal’s sonic foundation.
He’ll cruise the fabled Sunset
Strip with glam metal greats and explore the stomping grounds of Bay Area
thrash. Drawing on the expertise of a whole team of musicians, journalists,
academics and producers, Sam will explore the questions heavy metal fans
have always wanted to ask: “Where did the early metal musicians get their
influence? Who were the innovators of metal’s core musical elements—fuzz
and distortion? Why did Glam and Nu Metal polarize the community? Why
was Thrash metal born?”

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Description

Metal Evolution presents 11 episodes based on the much-debated Metal
History “family tree” originally shown in Headbanger’s Journey. This 24
sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy
metal—from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive
Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, our host,
metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, will crisscross the globe in
search of the very essence of Metal, from bars and back alleys to the biggest
open air festivals. Sam will
visit the pioneers of British
and American hard rock who
laid metal’s sonic foundation.
He’ll cruise the fabled Sunset
Strip with glam metal greats and explore the stomping grounds of Bay Area
thrash. Drawing on the expertise of a whole team of musicians, journalists,
academics and producers, Sam will explore the questions heavy metal fans
have always wanted to ask: “Where did the early metal musicians get their
influence? Who were the innovators of metal’s core musical elements—fuzz
and distortion? Why did Glam and Nu Metal polarize the community? Why
was Thrash metal born?”

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