National Metal Day Details Revealed

VH1 Classic is planning a slew of special programming to celebrate next month's National Metal Day (11-11-11).

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As previously reported, VH1 Classic is planning a slew of special programming to celebrate next month's National Metal Day (11-11-11). Now, the cable channel has unveiled exactly what it has in store.

Friday, November 11 will feature three metal programming premieres "Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth" at 9 p.m., "Metal Evolution Chapter 1" at 10 p.m. and the ninth season premiere of "That Metal Show" at 11 p.m. (all times Eastern). The day also will feature "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" and, of course, "This Is Spinal Tap".

Starting the following week, "Behind The Music", the "Metal Evolution" documentary series and "That Metal Show" will move to their regular, Saturday night slots. According to a press release, guests on this season of "That Metal Show" include Slash, Marilyn Manson, Brian Johnson, Dave Mustaine, Sully Erna and others.

In addition to its programming on National Metal Day, VH1 Classic has scheduled a ton of metal concerts, specials and more in the 10 days leading up to the new holiday. Each night, a classic metal concert from the likes of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper and Metallica will be aired. And, on Wednesday, November 9, the channel will show a metal music video marathon (from A to Z) between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com

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    ne14t
    November 11th is Remembrance Day...which is already a statutory holiday and certainly a more important one at that.
    zalant
    ne14t wrote:
    November 11th is Remembrance Day...which is already a statutory holiday
    Is that a day for remembering underage chicks you've been with? }:>
    davyyy
    goddamncanadian wrote: Zdsguitar wrote: zalant wrote: ne14t wrote: November 11th is Remembrance Day...which is already a statutory holiday Is that a day for remembering underage chicks you've been with? }:> Ouch that was a low blow It's the Canadian equivalent to the American observed "Veterans Day". Also known as a day to give thanks to our veterans, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, so ignorant little pricks like you can make comments like that without having to worry about being thrown in prison or executed, like hundreds of millions of people in many other countries still do to this day.
    Umm.. We all understand that. I think he was making a joke because of the dual meanings of the word "Statutory". Chill out, brosef.
    goddamncanadian
    Zdsguitar wrote: zalant wrote: ne14t wrote: November 11th is Remembrance Day...which is already a statutory holiday Is that a day for remembering underage chicks you've been with? }:> Ouch that was a low blow
    It's the Canadian equivalent to the American observed "Veterans Day". Also known as a day to give thanks to our veterans, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, so ignorant little pricks like you can make comments like that without having to worry about being thrown in prison or executed, like hundreds of millions of people in many other countries still do to this day.
    rebeltildeth87
    metalhed0294 wrote: It just bugs me that it's on Veteran's Day...
    why? is it so hard to respect and appreciate more than 1 thing in a 24 hour period?
    explosionate
    If the goal is metal awareness, it might be better to feature fresher bands. Relevancy unfortunately is a factor when it comes to what kids listen to.
    Slaytan666
    Sounds like I'm gonna be wearing a poppy on my Pantera shirt. I hope I don't stab myself while headbanging.
    Zdsguitar
    zalant wrote: ne14t wrote: November 11th is Remembrance Day...which is already a statutory holiday Is that a day for remembering underage chicks you've been with? }:>
    Ouch that was a low blow
    nigeltheginger
    Have to leave this one to the Americans I guess, I think us Brits certainly would probably get a fair bit of stick for celebrating metal instead of, y'know, Armistice n shit
    ArekuuHachi
    You guys don't get this at all. This is a National Holliday for Metal. We should be thankful. We're finaly getting something good and not critisizim for some guy who killed himself when he just happened to be listening to Metal.
    scarabs
    yeah, in the UK that day is Rememberence Day, might be a bit inappropriate to go round blasting metal our your car.
    EthelTheFrog
    Sorry.. I have better things to do than celebrate a day that will probably further ruin whatever Heavy Metal once stood for. Almost as stupid as that whole attempt to make Metal an official religion, bunch of idiots. I'll be playing Skyrim. Dunmer with some Cirith Ungol, or Nord with some Conan-inspired Heavy Metal. Probably early Manilla Road. Doesn't even matter, awwwyeah Skyrim.
    Enix165
    ...on 11/11/11? Could they really pick a worse day than Armistice Day to celebrate metal? o_o Nice that they're doing it, but...ARMISTICE DAY? I'll stick with the International Day Of Slayer.
    DethDefiler
    Metallica? That's f*cking ridiculous. Megadeth should be going instead, after all, Mustaine influenced them in a way. But at least Dave will be on there. That's all that matters
    jacobdubya
    What's everyone's obsession with metal? There are a handful of metal bands I like, but some people are so obsessed with the genre that they revolve their entire lives around it. Why does no one ever do a National Punk Day? And show the original Decline of Western Civilization movie... you know, the one about punk.
    Vypor
    the_modfather wrote: 11-11-11 is Metal day AND Skyrim day!!!!
    Win
    EthelTheFrog
    ArekuuHachi wrote: You guys don't get this at all. This is a National Holliday for Metal. We should be thankful. We're finaly getting something good and not critisizim for some guy who killed himself when he just happened to be listening to Metal.
    I've said it once, I'll say it again: We're going against the grain. (See: Judas Priest) Not being accepted by it. Negative criticism doesn't matter, and a damn national holiday for a music genre is just plain stupid, and is just proving the stereotype that metalheads are stupid.
    Second Rate
    Bananafish003 wrote: jacobdubya wrote: What's everyone's obsession with metal? There are a handful of metal bands I like, but some people are so obsessed with the genre that they revolve their entire lives around it. Why does no one ever do a National Punk Day? And show the original Decline of Western Civilization movie... you know, the one about punk. Maybe you haven't noticed, but this site is EXTREMELY biased towards metal and pretty ignorant of any genre that doesn't involve some form of guitar shredding. I would definitely celebrate Punk Day, though. Can we have a Hip-Hop Day, too?
    Ya know, every day that i come on here I see some militant anti-metal type like yourself pissing and moaning about this site's metal bias. I can count on one hand the number of metal bands I see featured on this site in a year. Also, one would expect a guitar website to feature articles on bands/genres that feature.... guitar. If it offends you that much, I'm sure there are websites 100 percent devoted to punk rock or hip hop, perhaps try getting your news from one of them and just use this one for the tabs, eh?
    jacobdubya wrote: What's everyone's obsession with metal? There are a handful of metal bands I like, but some people are so obsessed with the genre that they revolve their entire lives around it.
    I wonder, what is it that gives punk fans their undeserved sense of superiority?
    RockRolla
    I should ask my boss for the day off,national holiday.I kinda doubt that would go over very well though.METAL-UP THE IRONS \/``\/
    )v(egaFan90
    guitarlad89 wrote: what the **** is skyrim?
    I googled it in 1 second and found my answer.
    Mulldarran
    I'll be playing Skyrim on the 11th. But I sure wish I could see the specials leading up to the day.
    jac254
    Guru.Guitar.Boy wrote: I wonder how many awesome thing s are coming out on 11/11/11
    The movie Immortal comes to theaters, from the producers of 300