Category Archives: Cinemetal

Trailer for West Memphis Three film ‘Devil’s Knot’ is released

Posted by on March 10, 2014

20 years ago, three teenagers were tried and convicted of the death of three boys in West Memphis. A trilogy of HBO documentaries were released about the murders, trial, and defense of the case, with the first, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, the best-known. With (spoiler alert) the three being released from […]

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‘This is Spinal Tap’ – our favorite moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

In honor of the 1984 Rob Reiner-directed mockumentary This is Spinal Tap celebrating it’s 30th anniversary today, Metal Insider staffers share their favorite moments from the cult classic. Really, it’s hard to single just one moment from the film, which satirizes not just the pretentiousness and self-seriousness of metal, but also of documentaries. But while […]

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Review: Even though we know outcome, ‘As the Palaces Burn’ is a compelling film

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Lamb of God’s first theatrical release, As the Palaces Burn, begins as it ends, in Richmond, Virginia. As gritty footage of the blue collar state capitol fills the screen, vocalist Randy Blythe scrambles onto a bridge and makes his way over the James River. Describing himself as a “dirtbag down by the river,” he states he […]

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Nicholas O’Toole talk film scoring

Posted by on February 7, 2014

 Jonathan Davis is used to working in different genres than the hard rock one that his band Korn occupies. The band’s 2011 album, The Path of Totality, alienated some fans with its diversion into dubstep, and Davis has an EDM alter ego as JDevil. But he’s also worked on film scores, like 2002′s Queen of […]

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Here’s what Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg looks like as a viking

Posted by on February 4, 2014

Considering that Amon Amarth is touring with a Viking ship, many of their songs are about Norse mythology and frontman Johan Hegg has an epic beard, it’s not that much of a stretch to imagine him as a Viking. And while we’ve already known that he’ll be playing one in the forthcoming Northmen: A Viking Saga, […]

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