Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history.
More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life.
Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.
Abramelin, Alarum, Alchemist, Allegiance, Andrew Haug, Blood Duster, Brian Giffin, Chris Maric, Dreadnaught, Frankenbok, Greta Tate, Hot Metal Magazine, iNFeCTeD, Johnny Stoj, Karnivool, King Parrot, Leigh Wilson, Lord Tim, Manticore, Matt Skitz, Mortal Sin, Mortification, Ne Obliviscaris, Nothing Sacred, Peter Hobbs, Phil Gresik, Psycroptic, Renegade, Sadistik Exekution, Segression, Simon Lukic, Soundworks Touring, Steve Hughes, Voyager & more.
“When you look back on the Australian metal scene, the bands that have made the biggest impact are the ones that had a bit of courage to do their own thing.” Tim Charles – Ne Obliviscaris
Writer / Director: Nick Calpakdjian - Produced by Animus Industries - Cinematography: Adrian Price