The trailer for the new Netflix heavy metal movie Metal Lords is here and it looks like a blast!
As reported by Blabbermouth, co-creator D.B. Weiss has teamed up with guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine to bring audiences this delightful, kick ass coming of age metal story. The Netflix heavy metal movie follows two friends, Hunter and Kevin, who are hardcore metalheads. Hunter wants to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands show, but the two are having difficulty finding a bassist. Eventually though, Kevin meets Emily, who happens to kick a lot of butt on the cello. The friends form the band Skullfucker and begin to practice for the show – but of course, hijinks happen and some romantic sparks begin to kick off.
Regarding his involvement with the Netflix heavy metal movie, Morello told Billboard:
“I grew up in a small, cloistered, conservative suburb where my musical tastes ran against the grain of almost everybody else in school and certainly all of the teachers, so this is something I can very much relate to. It’s a story of kids trying to get their first band together and having a dream, but perhaps not having the technical ability or the artistic vision to make that dream real. Or do they? For me, it harmonizes in a lot of ways with the real story of so many kids who are locked in these suburban hells and the key to get out is an electric guitar or drums or rock and roll music. The music shows a way to transcend this stifled daily existence, to try to be something better, be something more authentic and true than what’s handed to you by your surroundings.”
In a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, speaking about the element of fantasy that’s inherent to metal Weiss said: “When you’re 15 years old, you feel confused and not all that powerful. You feel you can’t make your life the way you want it. Fantasy is about the power. It’s re-conceiving yourself as a larger-than-life heroic figure. It’s probably what drew a lot of kids to the music.”
You can find the trailer to Metal Lords below:
We’re always happy to see more metal movies on Netflix. But, speaking of metal movies, we recently wrote about what bands we think deserve a music biopic about their career!
Words by: Michael Pementel