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Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal (2006)

Get Thrashed (original title)
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The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. ... See full summary »


Rick Ernst





Credited cast:
Lee Altus Lee Altus ... Self - Heathen
Russ Anderson Russ Anderson ... Self - Forbidden (archive footage)
Death Angel Death Angel ... Themselves
Tom Angelripper Tom Angelripper ... Self - Sodom
Phil Anselmo ... Self - Pantera
Tom Araya ... Self - Slayer
Rob Arnold Rob Arnold ... Self - Chimaira
Joey Belladonna ... Self - Anthrax (archive footage)
Frank Bello ... Self - Anthrax
Charlie Benante ... Self - Anthrax
Richard Bienstock Richard Bienstock ... Self - Guitar World Magazine
Chuck Billy Chuck Billy ... Self - Testament
Jason Bitner Jason Bitner ... Self - Shadows Fall
Steven Blush Steven Blush ... Self - Author: American Hardcore
Randy Blythe ... Self - Lamb of God


The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. These bands helped ignite local scenes in Los Angeles, the Bay area of California and New York City, which helped fuel a worldwide thrash metal movement. By the dawn of the 1990's, thrash bands had gone from playing backyard barbeque parties to headlining arenas and Metallica were on their way to becoming one of the biggest metal acts of all time. But as legions of headbanging, stage diving and moshing metalheads were flocking to see their favorite bands, the tides had begun to change. In the early 1990's, a changing musical landscape sent thrash spiraling back into the underground. Some of the musicians passed away, some returned to their day jobs and some bands broke up. While the music lived on, the scene was forever changed. Get Thrashed traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its ... Written by unknown

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History of American Trash Metal
14 October 2008 | by riot-18See all my reviews

Informative to a certain point, had some fun moments, but indeed not living up to the title. Europe gets very few attention and some American bands get way to much attention. Some trash bands got hyped over the top in their own country, but couldn't live up to the hype. See for instance Overkill in the US and UK bands like Acid Reign... Don't hate me for this, they did some nice things, but overall I'm just telling facts. If you really love the music, it's often hard to stay objective. I think this happened here. So be it. I'm happy I finally saw some new footage from bands like Kreator, Death Angel, etc... Maybe I'm spoiled with documentaries like "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", or "American Hardcore" (that does live up to the title), but I was a little disappointed...

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3 October 2006 (Brazil) See more »

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