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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BRING OUR HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK DOCUMENTARY TO THE BIG SCREEN!!

We've already shot and filmed the movie, but need your help to get it to the movie theaters.  We made it through the hard parts, but need your help for post production, distribution, legal fees, and all the other finishing touches needed to make this project a reality.   With your help, INSIDE METAL will be released in theaters in the US and Internationally.  We are committed to letting all fans of hard rock know more about this pivotal time in music. Please help us in bringing all of our hard work and dedication to life!  Are you ready for an inside sneak peak into all things Metal featuring some of our favorite Rock Stars from the 70s and 80s? 

Become a part of this crowdfunding movement and help bring INSIDE METAL to life - Get exclusive access to merchandise, interviews with the bands, and a first look at scenes from the film by supporting this campaign!  Every contributions comes with an opportunity to be a part of this movie and to get direct access to interviews and footage never before seen.

Because we have already finished most of our shooting and are finalizing post production, all PRODUCER, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and SPECIAL THANKS call outs that will be forever imortalized in the credits of this documentary will need to be claimed by 9/03/2014.  That's not a lot of time so you need to move FAST!  Producer and Associate Producer credits will include a ticket to the Premiere of the movie when that time comes around so act now!


INSIDE METAL: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal

In this original and fascinating new series of documentaries dedicated to Heavy Metal music and its diverse array of musical styles and genres, INSIDE METAL delivers quintessential candid interviews with metal icons and the pivotal players in the music business including musicians, managers, concert promoters and the utmost devoted practitioners. INSIDE METAL is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.

Years before MTV and decades before the Internet, there was a powerful musical force that dominated the city of Los Angeles. Only a handful would survive and withstand the new millennium, yet these stalwarts literally set the blueprint for hard rock and heavy metal bands that would soon reign supreme and gain worldwide attention throughout the ‘80s and beyond. These artists were the ground breakers and trendsetters that set the course of heavy metal history. Yet little is known about these founding fathers of hard rock and heavy metal music…until NOW!

Check out our Trailer:

INSIDE METAL LA

METALROCK Films takes you on a transcendental journey into heavy metal’s yesteryear in this compelling two part opus INSIDE METAL: The Pioneers of L.A. Rock and Metal, the first of a trilogy documenting the Los Angeles Metal Scene.  From the mid to late ‘70s, guitar-driven rock bands such as LEGS DIAMOND, YESTERDAY & TODAY, SNOW, SMILE, A LA CARTE, WOLFGANG, STORMER, AXIS, SUITE 19, EULOGY, XCITER, LONDON, AIRBORN, QUIET RIOT, THE WEASELS, THE SHARKS, and of course VAN HALEN ruled Los Angeles and Orange County nightclubs like The Starwood, The Whisky, Gazzarri’s, The Golden Bear, Goldenwest Ballroom, and backyard parties throughout the Southland!



This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with many of the key players of that era, including: 

Carlos Cavazo (Snow, Quiet Riot, Ratt), Don Dokken (Airborn, Dokken), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Roger Romeo (Legs Diamond), Jack Russell (Dante Fox, Great White), Brian O’Brian (A La Carte), Stephen Quadros (Orange, Snow), Frank Dimino (Angel), Greg Leon (Suite 19, Dubrow, Greg Leon Invasion), Joey Vera (Greg Leon Invasion, Armored Saint), Pat McKeon (Badmoon, Max Havoc), Scott Waller (Smile), Bernie K. & Spacey T. (Sound Barrier), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt), Kelly Garni (Quiet Riot), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Michael Des Barres (Silverhead, Detective), Steve Plunkett (Wolfgang, Autograph), Chris Holmes (Buster Savage, W.A.S.P.), Richard Black (Pretty Poison, The Sharks), Lizzie Grey (London), Gene Hoglan (Testament), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Greg Durschlag (The Weasels), Ron Keel (Steeler, Keel), Marq Torien (Bullet Boys), Jon Hyde (Detective), Willie Basse (Black Sheep), Felice Lococo and Kurt Markham (Overkill–LA), Gary Winslow & Dave Young (August Redmoon), Scott Warren (DIO), Lizzy Borden, Mitch Perry (MSG, Edgar Winter, Lita Ford), and Lars Ulrich (Metallica).  Also featured are interviews with some of the major players and supporters of the early LA hard rock scene including David Forest (The Starwood and Whisky Booking Agent), Gina Zamparelli (Concert Promoter), Malcolm Dome (UK Journalist), Alan Wood (Scenester), Grover Jackson (Jackson Guitars), Kevin Estrada (Photographer), Craig Williams (Radio Personality), Tracy Barnes (Radio Personality), Jon Sutherland (Journalist), John Kornarens (Journalist), and Brian Slagel (CEO, Metal Blade Records).

So sit back, relax and enjoy this METALROCK Films journey into the mystical wonderland of artistry and decadence in what many consider the golden years of Hollywood Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and look for the future installments in this unprecedented series on the most powerful genre of music....HEAVY METAL!

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INSIDE METAL REVIEWS FROM THE STARS

"A richly-colored and supremely-entertaining portrait of a long-forgotten tribe of swashbuckling hard rock merchants." - Joe Daly, TeamRock

 "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!" - Jonas Akerlund - Video Director (Metallica, Madonna, Lady Gaga, U2, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy, Beyonce)

“I didn’t know much about this era of the rock scene in LA as I was too young to experience it. Inside Metal was a fun and informative look into the foundation of the LA Metal scene.” ~ Blasko - Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne

"It was like a college course in music history, I loved it!" - Monte Pittman (Madonna guitarist)

"This movie is primed to be a huge success." - Gerry Gittelson, Metal Sludge

"A very honest look about the early heyday of the Los Angeles Music scene as told by those that lived it, played it and left an impressionable mark forever. This was an era when bands were hungry, clubs were plentiful and getting signed to a major label actually meant something"  - DJ Will (KNAC.com, That Metal Show).

Thank you to all the Metal Fans who have helped make this movie possible! Please share and spread the word about our campaign and bring support to this Metal Movement!




 

Anonymous

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Mary Beth

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Scott Pattershall

$160

Kurt Squiers

$75

Eric Reed

$50

Laura Croyle

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Bernadette Humphrey

$50

Angelica Nieto

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Anonymous

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Rich Stuck

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Laura Croyle

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Bernadette Humphrey

$15

Sheila Marrs

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Gina DeRosa

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Aaron Griffith

$75

Shane Crocker

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Sean Slevin

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Jeff Miller

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Steven Mitchell

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Steven Mitchell

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CAMPAIGN UPDATES

28 Sep 2014

We have been on the interview circuit with several different podcasts in upcoming episodes talking about the movie and our Fanbacked campaign, to be aired at a future time very soon!

Radioactive Metal 

Classic Metal Show

Focus On Metal

Maximum Threshold

Rockin' Metal Revival

and more to be announced!

And speaking of podcasts, we have a special upcoming podcast that INSIDE METAL director Bob Nalbandian, co-host  / co-producer Carl Alvarez conducted with rock photographer Kevin Estrada for a future podcast episode on INSIDE METAL talking about the L.A Hard Rock and Metal scene. This is one not to be missed!

Be sure to keep it locked in our social media for upcoming updates.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InsideLAmetalMovieDoc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/InsideLAmetal

-Carl Alvarez, INSIDE METAL co-Producer, admin

17 Sep 2014

We'd like to thank our first round of backers for the INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF L.A. HARD ROCK AND METAL

Chuck Thompsen

Jason Ramaley

Chris Akin

Daniel Angell

Michael Karadimos

Corey Harker

Patrick McKeon

Lisa Chamberlain

Sam Napolitano

Mike Wendling

Mike Johnson

Dana Brown

Tom Brennan

Mark Strigl

Christopher Rausch

Ivo Simic

Frank Kobewarrior

Steven Mitchell

Leo Kryger

Jeff Miller

Sean Slevin

Shane Crocker

Aaron Griffith

Gina DeRosa

Sheila Marrs

Bernadette Humphrey

Laura Croyle

Thank you to all so far.

With less than 39 days to go, we need your support.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/InsideLAmetal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InsideLAmetalMovieDoc

and watch for continued updates.

-Carl Alvarez, INSIDE METAL co-Producer, admin

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Exclusive First Look Digital Stream of the Film: Inside Metal

Get a special link for a digital stream of the final film before everyone else! We will make sure this goes out to our fans and supporters of this campaign first before the public! Become a part of Heavy Metal History!

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$500

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Special Thanks End Credit

If you can't be a Producer, You can still become a part of Metal History and get a Special Thanks end credit for Inside Metal LA. Become a part of this documentary and still get to see your name in lights at the end of the movie in rolling credits. Includes of course a Signed DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

$2500

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Exclusive SIGNED Glen Burton Demon Guitar

Shred with a piece of exclusive INSIDE METAL SIGNED gear. There are only 3 of these made in the world, exclusively signed by the artists at the Premiere and available through this campaign. A Glen Burton Demon Guitar is cool enough, but branded and signed INSIDE METAL, what more could you ask for? Includes access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

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Inside Metal Associate Producer Credit Bundle

The next best thing to being the Producer is the Associate. You can still become a part of Metal History with the Associate Producer credit for Inside Metal LA and get your name on screen with these Heavy Metal Legends for Life. Become a part of this documentary and still get to see your name in lights (as an End Title Credit ). Includes access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

$5000

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Inside Metal Producer Credit Bundle

Be the hotshot and become a part of Metal History the Producer credit for Inside Metal LA is an Upfront Film Credit and will put your name on screen with these Heavy Metal Legends for Life. Become a part of this documentary and see your name in lights. Includes a Commemorative plaque that acknowledges your unparalleled contribution to the success of the release of the movie, VIP Seating at the show in the same area with the bands / artists that attend, access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, be in the group "trade" photo with the entire crew and artists, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

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$10

1 Claimed

METAL ROCK Bumper Sticker

Slap a bumper sticker on to say you made this movie happen. Every contribution counts!

$15

9 Claimed

Exclusive First Look Digital Stream of the Film: Inside Metal

Get a special link for a digital stream of the final film before everyone else! We will make sure this goes out to our fans and supporters of this campaign first before the public! Become a part of Heavy Metal History!

$20

7 Claimed

Inside Metal Swag Pack Bumper Stickers and Key Chain

Get that bumper sticker plus a few more swag items like a Heavy Metal guitar bottle opener key chain to show your support for this Heavy Metal movement!

$30

5 Claimed

Limited Edition Inside Metal Movie Poster

Get access to the movie poster for INSIDE METAL before everyone else. This poster will hang on your wall and commemorate the contribution you made to making this documentary happen!

$40

3 Claimed

Hat and Bandana Combo

Get an Inside Metal Snap Back Trucker Hat and a Metal Rock Bandana never before released and available to support this documentary here before anywhere else.

$50

4 Claimed

Inside Metal LA T-Shirt

This limited edition T-Shirt can be yours to show all your friends you're part of the Inside Metal Crew! These will not be made available again and are only available through supporting this campaign. Help bring Inside Metal to life and represent with pride!

$50

11 Claimed

SIGNED Inside Metal DVD

Order the film direct from our crew! This SIGNED DVD will ship the moment it’s made available to the public and we'll make sure our hardcore fans are the first of people across the world to get this commemorative DVD in their hands.

$75

4 Claimed

Inside Metal LA T-Shirt AND DVD Combo Pack

Order the film direct from our crew and get the limited edition T-Shirt to show all your friends you're part of the Inside Metal Crew! ! The SIGNED DVD will ship the moment it’s made available to the public and we'll make sure our hardcore fans are the first of people across the world to get this commemorative DVD in their hands.

$500

4 out of 20 Claimed

Inside Metal Exclusive Gold Record Commemorative Plaque

Get an Inside Metal Exclusive Gold Record Plaque to hang on your wall to commemorate your contribution to this piece of Heavy Metal history. Nothing says I made this documentary happen like a Plaque to hang on your wall at home. PLUS get the Signed DVD shipped the moment it's available to the public.

$500

4 Claimed

Special Thanks End Credit

If you can't be a Producer, You can still become a part of Metal History and get a Special Thanks end credit for Inside Metal LA. Become a part of this documentary and still get to see your name in lights at the end of the movie in rolling credits. Includes of course a Signed DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

$2,500

1 out of 3 Claimed

Exclusive SIGNED Glen Burton Demon Guitar

Shred with a piece of exclusive INSIDE METAL SIGNED gear. There are only 3 of these made in the world, exclusively signed by the artists at the Premiere and available through this campaign. A Glen Burton Demon Guitar is cool enough, but branded and signed INSIDE METAL, what more could you ask for? Includes access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

$3,000

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Inside Metal Associate Producer Credit Bundle

The next best thing to being the Producer is the Associate. You can still become a part of Metal History with the Associate Producer credit for Inside Metal LA and get your name on screen with these Heavy Metal Legends for Life. Become a part of this documentary and still get to see your name in lights (as an End Title Credit ). Includes access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.

$5,000

0 out of 3 Claimed

Inside Metal Producer Credit Bundle

Be the hotshot and become a part of Metal History the Producer credit for Inside Metal LA is an Upfront Film Credit and will put your name on screen with these Heavy Metal Legends for Life. Become a part of this documentary and see your name in lights. Includes a Commemorative plaque that acknowledges your unparalleled contribution to the success of the release of the movie, VIP Seating at the show in the same area with the bands / artists that attend, access to the Red Carpet Premiere with photos, be in the group "trade" photo with the entire crew and artists, a Movie Poster, and of course a SIGNED DVD copy of the movie before everyone else once it is completed.