Members of Metallica, Slayer & Megadeth featured in new Murder in the Front Row documentary

ABC/Randy HolmesMembers of Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth will appear in Murder in the Front Row, a new documentary about the ’80s thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The film is directed by Adam Dubin, who also directed Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” video, and co-directed Beastie Boys‘ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)” and “No Sleep ’til Brooklyn” videos.

“It’s not just a film about heavy metal,” Dubin says of the doc. “It’s about people. It’s hard music with a warm, fuzzy beating heart.”

You can watch a trailer for the movie now on YouTube.

Murder in the Front Row will premiere in San Francisco on April 20. It’s based on a 2012 photo-journal of the same name, which also documented the SF thrash scene. The title comes from a lyric in the Exodus song “Bonded by Blood.”

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