Murder in the Front Row: The Bay Area Thrash Metal Story

Film Info
Director:Adam Dubin
Film Category:Music
Local Filmmaker
Running Time:92 min.
Premiere:World Premiere
Local Filmmaker


In the early 1980’s,  a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash. From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned  a movement. Murder In The Front Row is told through powerful first person testimony  and stunning animation and photography. The film is  a study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves. Featuring interviews with Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more! Narrated by Brian Posehn. -JR


Join us for Rock N Schlock Punk/Metal Karaoke at Benders Bar after the May 31 show!