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Release Date:
20 June 2008 (Canada) See more »
7 Countries. 3 Continents. 1 Tribe. See more »
In GLOBAL METAL, directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West's most maligned musical genre... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Eye-opening look at how Metal reaches the world See more (11 total) »


Tom Araya ... Himself
Ken Ayugai ... Himself
Rafael Bittencourt ... Himself
Max Cavalera ... Himself

Bruce Dickinson ... Himself

Sam Dunn ... Himself
Marty Friedman ... Himself
Iron Maiden ... Themselves
Kerry King ... Himself
Lamb of God ... Themselves
Metallica ... Themselves

Dave Murray ... Himself

Prabhudheva ... Himself (archive footage) (as Prabhu Deva)
Scorpions ... Themselves
Sepultura ... Themselves
Slayer ... Themselves

Adrian Smith ... Himself

Lars Ulrich ... Himself
X Japan ... Themselves

Directed by
Sam Dunn 
Scot McFadyen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sam Dunn  writer
Scot McFadyen  writer

Produced by
Sam Dunn .... producer
Victoria Hirst .... co-producer
Scot McFadyen .... producer
David Reckziegel .... executive producer
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Martin Hawkes 
Film Editing by
Christopher Donaldson 
Lisa Grootenboer 
Production Management
Douglas Wilkinson .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Fred Brennan .... supervising sound editor
Sue Fawcett .... assistant sound editor
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
Russ Mackay .... narration recording
Kevin MacKenzie .... location sound recordist (as 'Al' Kevin MacKenzie)
Kevin MacKenzie .... production sound mixer
Rudy Michael .... voice-over recordist
Joe Morrow .... mix operator
David Rose .... sound effects editor (as Dave Rose)
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Di Bugnara .... additional dv camera operator
Rory Muirhead .... additional dv camera operator
Ken Ng .... additional dv camera operator
Frank Shortt .... first assistant camera (as Frank 'Casper' Short)
Brendan Steacy .... additional photography
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Lisa Clapperton .... post-production coordinator
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Andrew Kowalchuk .... on-line editor (as Andrew 'K-Wall' Kowalchuk)
Jeff Partington .... second assistant editor
Luke Sargent .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Russ Mackay .... music remixer: Iron Maiden Concert
Kevin MacKenzie .... music editor
David Rose .... music editor
Other crew
Matthew Ascah .... researcher
Lisa Clapperton .... production coordinator
Lisa Clapperton .... researcher
Mike Daley .... researcher
James Gilpin .... production assistant
Sonia Hosko .... production assistant
Liisa Ladouceur .... additional writer: narration
Liisa Ladouceur .... researcher
Liisa Ladouceur .... script editor
Guneet Monga .... production assistant
Pablo Oliveira .... production assistant
Naomi Reis .... production assistant
Diana Salman .... production assistant
Naomi Sato .... production assistant
David Steinberg .... legal services
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Denise P. Taylor .... production accountant
Shmuel Wolf .... production assistant

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Canada:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Sam Dunn:Metal is a way to connect to a global culture and break free from the restrictions they feel in their traditional society.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Eye-opening look at how Metal reaches the world, 30 April 2011
Author: Andrew Pelechaty from Brisbane, Australia

In 2005, Sam Dunn's documentary 'Metal: A Headbangers Journey' explored one of the most misunderstood and maligned music genres.

His follow-up 'Global Metal' (inspired by the range of worldwide fan mail for M:AHJ) sees Dunn travel to Asia, South America and the Middle East to discover the impact of Metal in non-western society.

The most striking thing is how Metal is used to express emotions forbidden by either the country's culture (such as the polite, ultra-organised and workaholic ways of Asia) or the oppressive regimes of the Middle East (a planned trip to Iran had to be diverted to UAE when Dunn wasn't allowed into the country). The doco climaxes with an epic Iron Maiden concert in India, which drew 30,000 fans. The atmosphere is astounding.

Throughout his journey, Dunn interviews Metal legends such as Max Cavalera, Tom Araya, Kerry King, Bruce Dickinson and Marty Friedman as well as everyday fans. While Dunn is a proud Metalhead, he never lets his passion get in the way of his job and lets the interviewers and the music (there's a number of clips from domestic Metal bands in each region) tell the story.

If nothing else, 'Global Metal' proves that if Metal can exist in oppressive environments then it is truly one of the most diverse and all-encompassing genres.

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