'Metal Evolution' Documentary Series To Premiere In November

VH1 Classic proclaims 11-11-11 as "National Metal Day", a day-long celebration of all things metal

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According to Blabbermouth.net, VH1 Classic proclaims 11-11-11 as "National Metal Day", a day-long celebration of all things metal. The metal bonanza begins November 1, 2011 with metal-focused concerts, specials, movies and videos each night leading up to grand finale on 11-11-11. On "National Metal Day" catch the highly anticipated premiere of Banger Films' groundbreaking documentary series "Metal Evolution" at 10 p.m. ET/PT. "Nobody is more metal than VH1 Classic", said Ben Zurier, EVP Programming Strategy, VH1 and VH1 Classic. "Celebrating National Metal Day on 11-11-11 gives us a platform to honor metal artists, and take metal music one step further than anybody has before. We've lined up a tremendous collection of concerts, movies and specials, highlighted by the brand new series 'Metal Evolution' - the ultimate history of metal and the larger-than-life characters who have written it." Kicking off the countdown to "National Metal Day", VH1 Classic will program "The 11 Days of Metal" beginning November 1, 2011, featuring one of metal's most influential artists each night. Artists including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Metallica, Lemmy, Mtley Cre and more will be showcased in various VH1 Classic concerts and specials. Programming details will be announced in the coming months. On "National Metal Day," 11-11-11, metal maniacs can catch the premiere of "Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth" at 9 p.m. ET/PT followed by the premiere of Banger Films' ("Metal: A Headbangers Journey", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage") groundbreaking documentary series "Metal Evolution" at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1 Classic. The premiere episode of "Metal Evolution" will focus on Pre-Metal, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres ranging from British Heavy Metal to Glam Metal to Thrash Metal, and artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to Metallica and more. New episodes of "Metal Evolution" will premiere every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1 Classic. "Metal Evolution" is an 11-episode docu-series produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Films and is based on the groundbreaking "Heavy Metal Family Tree". The "Heavy Metal Family Tree" is a 26 sub-genre genealogical chart which reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, host/producer and metal head turned anthropologist Dunn, crisscrosses the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40-plus-year history and beyond. From bars and back alleys to the biggest open air festivals, Dunn will visit the pioneers of British and American hard rock who laid metal's sonic foundation, as well as the current leaders of contemporary metal. Whether you love metal, documentaries or just great stories, "Metal Evolution" will be the ultimate examination into the history of heavy metal music.

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    doomsdayscottie
    Lion_Slicer wrote: "Nobody is more metal than VH1 Classic" ಠ_ಠ
    they should make a VH1 dedicated to Metal they have one for ****ing SOUL. because that many people really like SOUL music. but they should have one dedicated to metal. ...except it would probably have a shit ton of Bon Jovi and Guns N Roses like "Metal" Mania usually has. and they would prrobably only play the crappier of the new bands... you know what? never mind.
    XxMetalIsLifexX
    Hopefully they play some modern Metal and not the same songs by the same artists over and over again. If they do that I might stop playing Skyrim long enough to watch.
    Drogan408
    "Nobody is more metal than VH1 Classic", said Ben Zurier, EVP Programming Strategy, VH1 and VH1 Classic.
    The food channel is pretty f*ckin metal if you ask me. In all seriousness all Vh1 is gonna do is talk about 80s bands and Black Sabbath. Which don't get me wrong, I love VH1 Classic but I think they should talk about ALL aspects of metal.
    Lacebad
    "Nobody is more metal than VH1 Classic" well, I am for a start. a hell of a lot of people on this site are too, then there's all the bands your doing a special on they are most certainly more metal than a crap station like H1V, then theres all their fans, the people who work with them ect in short we can probably easily name thousands of people who are more metal than anyone whose been near that station, what's metal to them, put on a load of pop bullshit and as soon as you put on money for nothing by dire straits all the bad is undone and suddenly you're hardcore? blow it out your arse
    krvolok
    11/11/11/,well I'm gonna miss this(among a few other things),and not because of geography and channel reception.Oh well,there's always 2012.
    muffinduck01
    This is cool. Sam Dunn has done awesome work in the past with his Headbangers Journey and Global Metal documentaries, and the Iron Maiden and Rush things he did, I heard good things about them as well. This is excellent news.
    GenerationKILL
    Thanks VH1, November 11th is a day for Remembrance in England and the commonwealthy countries like here in Canada. Why don't they hold something like this on Memorial day down in the states and see how well that blows over?
    metalgod96
    I really, really, really, really hop VH1 comes to Canada by November. If it doesn't I'm gonna be pissed cause there's no other way for me to see this. EDIT: hop? should be hope
    metalgod96
    I really, really, really, really hop VH1 comes to Canada by November. If it doesn't I'm gonna be pissed cause there's no other way for me to see this.