The Ride of L.A. Thrash Metal
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich
Discusses Metallica’s Early Influences
MetalRock Films will release part one of a new two part Inside Metal documentary DVD series entitled The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal. Directed by Bob Nalbandian with narration by David Ellefson of thrash legends Megadeth, the documentary focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of the early/mid ’80s and acts as a follow-up to the first two Inside Metal titles, The Pioneers of LA Hard Rock & Metal and LA Metal Scene Explodes. Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, but this DVD explores the idea that Los Angeles is the rightful birthplace of three of the “Big 4” thrash bands and is the breeding grounds for unconventional thrash/punk-metal bands.
“The Ride of L.A. Thrash Metal” DVD (Part One) will hit stores on January 19th and Part Two will be released later in the year. For now, you can enjoy a clip of Lars Ulrich speaking of Metallica’s early influences.