SAXON: ‘Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie’ To Be Screened In San Francisco

SAXON‘s documentary, “Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie”, will be screened at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission St.) in San Francisco, California on December 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission: $8

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SAXON are true heavy metal heroes. Their story is a classic rock ‘n’ roll saga: five friends from the backstreets of Yorkshire setting out to take on the world. The resulting chart glory, mixed with band infighting and full-on rock excess, ensures their dramatic tale will become part of heavy metal history.

This feature-length documentary film tells the full warts-and-all story of 30 years of heartache, earache, success and excess. Produced by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Coolhead, it not only has contributions from SAXON, past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Lemmy and “Fast” Eddie Clarke (MOTÖRHEAD), Harvey Goldsmith, AIRBOURNE, AMON AMARTH, Doro Pesch and many, many others. It also features freshly-uncovered archive material, including the band performing in 1979 on MOTÖRHEAD‘s “Bomber” tour, recording sessions and interviews from the “Crusader” and “Innocence is No Excuse” albums, a classic concert from 1981, along with stunning headline performances at Wacken Open Air in 2009 and the now-legendary inaugural St. George’s Day show in London. The whole production was funded by SAXON‘s army of loyal fans, who pre-ordered copies of the film before it was completed, providing Coolhead Productions with the budget to make the film.

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Craig Hooper and Brian Ullah of Coolhead Productions interviewed on Rock Radio (click on player below to launch audio):

 

 

 

 

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