In 2012, Banger Films launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the creation of Extreme Metal, the final “Lost Episode” of Metal Evolution – the biggest-ever series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock.
Through the overwhelming support of the international metal community, Banger raised nearly $40,000 which funded the research, writing, travel and filming phase of the Extreme Metal episode, making it possible for host/director Sam Dunn and the Banger Crew to hit the road and interview the genre’s most influential figures, including Tom G. Warrior and Martin Eric Ain (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Jeff Walker and Bill Steer (Carcass), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), John Tardy (Obituary), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Necrobutcher (Mayhem), Ihsahn (Emperor), Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir), Joe Duplantier (Gojira) and more.
The funding also enabled us to film some of the most important locations in the history of Extreme Metal including Tampa (the birthplace of Death Metal), Oslo (home of the Norwegian Black Metal scene), Birmingham, England (famous Grindcore hub), and Hellfest (one of the world’s biggest metal festivals).
But interviews and travel footage sitting on hard drives is no good to anyone. We need your support to turn this footage into an episode!