Ben Rayner has a feature in this weekend’s Toronto Star profiling the great new documentary, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, which will have its U.S. Premiere at SXSW 2006. Check out the article, and here’s an excerpt:
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey seeks, on the other hand, to provide a comprehensive examination of not just what metal music is, but also what it means to be someone who loves metal.
“We set out to make a film that would appeal to metal fans and non-metal fans, and we thought bringing in the anthropology element was a good way to do that,” says Dunn, who spends the film enthusiastically retracing metal’s North American and European roots in the company of such “metalluminaries” as Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, a teenie-weenie Ronnie James Dio, Dee Snider, Slayer and Canada’s own Voivod.
“It wasn’t my idea to make a movie about me and my love for this music, but as we started to talk about it and write, my anthropology background was informing the documentary anyway.”