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Saturday, 02 April 2011 14:08

SARCOFAGUS - finnish legend !Indie documentary feature film "Promised Land of Heavy Metal" will be shown at the first ever Heavy Metal Film Festival in Los Angeles USA, from 31st March to 3rd April at the Downtown Independent Cinema. Films including "Meshuggah Alive", "Anvil - the story of Anvil" and "Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie" about Saxon are also featured at the festival.

 

About "Promised Land of Heavy Metal" Documentary:
Promised Land of Heavy Metal is a HD TV feature documentary film about the history and philosophy of Heavy Metal and how it became such a big deal in a small country called Finland.
That's the story of Finnish Metal, from it's early “underground” days to the present success stories, by interviewing famous - and infamous - musicians, experts and events organizers, a psychiatrist, a priest and a doctor of theology. Can metal survive when it becomes mainstream, and Eurovision and Pop Idol competitions are won by metal? Metal has even entered the Finnish Lutheran church, that organizes metal masses.
The film includes all the big stars of Finnish Metal (HIM, Lordi, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish...) many international celebrities (Entombed SWEDEN, Dimmu Borgir NORWAY, Killswitch Engage USA, Carcass UK...) and finally Madam President of Finland, Tarja Halonen.
The film takes us - literally - from the graveyard to the Finnish President's palace!
"Promised Land of Heavy Metal" is narrated by Kimmo Kuusniemi, a filmmaker and forefather of Finnish Metal, since he formed the pioneering metal band Sarcofagus (see picture).

The documentary is entirely in English. It's co-produced by Finnish TV YLE.
The film has had great reviews and is well received and known all around the world.
 

More info :

LA Heavy Metal Film Festival: www.heavymetalff.com
Official film site: www.promisedlandofmetal.com


 



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