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Tag Archives: Metalhead

Icelandic drama Metalhead is now available on demand

Posted by on April 3, 2015

We’ve been beating the proverbial drum about Icelandic drama Metalhead for a few months now. The drama, about the aftermath of a death in the family and the way the female protagonist deals with it, was touching, sad, occasionally funny, and moving. More importantly, it treated metal with respect, without speaking down or reducing its characters […]

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‘Metalhead’ being screened in 8 cities, coming to video on demand in April

Posted by on February 12, 2015

We were big fans of Icelandic drama Metalhead when we got a chance to see it last year. The film, about a family stricken by tragedy and a girl’s coming of age by becoming the metalhead of the title, was well acted, beautifully shot, and with an awesome soundtrack of metal classics. It had a screening last […]

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See a church-burningly great clip from ‘Metalhead’

Posted by on October 29, 2014

We had a chance to see the Icelandic drama Metalhead earlier this year, and it’s a pretty incredible film. While the Ragnar Bragason-directed film, distributed by Cinelicious Pics, won’t be released stateside until early next year, today Decibel revealed a clip from the film, which is actually more of a dark, but ultimately uplifting drama about […]

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CMJ 2014: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Next week, New York will be overtaken by hundreds of  bands from around the world, even more college students from the United States and Canada and countless music industry executives for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. If you’ve looked at Metal Insider in the last week or so, you know that we have a pair of events happening […]

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Icelandic drama ‘Metalhead’ coming to the U.S.

Posted by on June 7, 2014

Los Angeles-based production house and restoration specialist Cinelicious has launched a distribution company, Cinelicious Pics. One of the first films they picked up to distribute in the states is Metalhead, an Icelandic drama inspired in part by the Norwegian black metal church burnings in the 1990s. Actress Thora Bjorg Helga won best actress at the Icelandic Film […]

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