AXS TV To Air 'Metal Massacre' Documentary As Part of Their 'Heavy Metal Halloween' Programming

AXS TV To Air 'Metal Massacre' Documentary As Part of Their 'Heavy Metal Halloween' Programming

- By Ramon Gonzales

The film frames the landscape Los Angeles' early metal scene and how the legendary compilation kickstarted the careers of bands like Metallica and Ratt, while launching one of the genre's most respected labels, Metal Blade Records.

Anchoring AXS TV's 'Heavy Metal Halloween programming slate, the network will air the comprehensive rock doc, Metal Massacre: The Story Behind the Legendary Album. The film is scheduled to air on October 28th at 9pm ET and sits between additional programming that includes profiles on genre royalty like Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and even includes Judas Priest's iconic showing at Wacken Festival 2015. 

The documentary compiles comprehensive interviews from an ensemble of all-stars, bolstered by rare photos and first hand accounts to tell the story of the groundbreaking 1982 Metal Massacre vinyl compilation. 

Started with the intent of showcasing the thriving, burgeoning metal scene of Los Angeles in the early 80s, the album featured entries from the likes of Metallica and Ratt, and is considered the catalyst for the band's legendary careers. Spearheaded by cultural pillar and one of metal music's most enduring advocates, Brian Slagel was at the helm of the compilation project which served as the inception of his pioneering record label, Metal Blade Records. 

A complete list of AXS TV's 'Heavy Metal Halloween' programming can be foud below. All times are Eastern. You can also see a trailer for Metal Massacre: The Story Behind the Legendary Album below. 

"Heavy Metal Halloween" Saturday Stack Marathon

October 28 Starting at 5pE
• 5pE - Super Duper Alice Cooper
• 7pE - Judas Priest: Battle Cry Live at Wacken Festival 2015
• 9pE - PREMIERE - Metal Massacre
• 11pE - ENCORE - Metal Massacre
• 1aE - Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
• 2aE - Rock Legends: US Heavy Metal
• 2:30aE - Rock Legends: Birth of Metal

"Heavy Metal Halloween" Halloween Marathon

October 31 Starting at 8aE
• 8aE - Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne
• 12pE - Nothing But Trailers: Halloween Special
• 3pE - The Very VERY Best Of The 70s: Horror Movies
• 3:30pE - The Very VERY Best Of The 80s: Scary Movies
• 4pE - Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
• 6:30pE - Hot Ones: The Undertaker
• 7pE - The Top Ten Revealed: Songs About The Devil
• 7:30pE - The Top Ten Revealed: Murder Songs
• 8pE - The Top Ten Revealed: Magic Songs (Premiere) 


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