See The Trailer For ‘Metal Lords’, A Heavy Metal Coming Of Age Film

March 21, 2022

Have you heard about ‘Metal Lords’ yet? “Game Of Thrones” co-creator D.B. Weiss teamed up with Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello to write the movie for Netflix. It’s being released on April 8.

The premise of the movie is simple. Metal Lords follows two kids who want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where nobody cares about metal (except those two kids). They want to win the “Battle Of The Bands”. But they need a bassist for the band, Skullfucker.

Morello talked to Billboard about his involvement, “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.”

Sounds a bit like School Of Rock starring Jack Black, doesn’t it? Not that that’s a bad thing.


Written by Todd Hancock