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Slamdance Exclusive: Trailer For Doc ‘Dead Hands Dig Deep’ Explores The Edge Of Heavy Metal Extremes

Slamdance Exclusive: Trailer For Doc 'Dead Hands Dig Deep' Explores The Edge Of Heavy Metal Extremes

The band’s name says it all: Kettle Cadaver. One could easily surmise that any group with such a moniker is going to be an acquired taste, and indeed, the Californian metal act isn’t for everyone. But the upcoming documentary “Dead Hands Dig Deep,” which tells the story of founder Edwin Borsheim should interest any music fan.

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Directed by 19 year-old Australian filmmaker Jai Love and slated to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, the movie chronicles Borsheim’s extreme performance approach, his downward spiral mentally and physically, and his possible path to redemption. Here’s the official synopsis: 

Thirty-eight year old Edwin Borsheim of the band Kettle Cadaver was once known for his bizarre stage antics and brutal self-mutilation.
Now, years after the bands demise, Borsheim has fallen in to complete seclusion on his acre of land in which he is surrounded by many of the horrible things he has created. As Edwin spirals further in to a hole of drug abuse and self destruction, those closest to Borsheim dissect his mental complexes as he himself reflects on his dark past.
Although Borsheim finds himself trapped in his own home, he just may be saved by human interaction.

“Dead Hands Dig Deep” will screen on January 22nd at 7 PM and January 27th at 10:15 PM at Slamdance. Watch below.

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