TOTAL THRASH: The Teutonic Story DVD

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Release: 02.09.2022
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Release Date Sep 2, 2022
Genre Thrash Metal
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The documentary "Total Thrash - The Teutonic Story" shows in three chapters the development of the musical and culturally extremely influential genre "Thrash Metal" in Germany. The focus of the film takes place in the nucleus of the genre - the Ruhr area. Here, in the early 80s, many young people wanted to "break out" of the prevailing social structures and find their own way in life. The world at that time was often dreary and marked by many social problems. The escape of the young people ended in music. This should always be harder and more extreme. They wanted to stand out and be heard. The first attempts at walking were rather difficult without money and musical ability - the cohesion and the associated creativity of the scene were unique. The film illuminates the development of the scene genre "Thrash Metal" especially in Germany and makes jumps between bands, promoters and fans. It gives outsiders an exclusive insight into a special and extraordinary fan culture that originated in the Ruhrpott and still connects people from all over the country as well as on an international level.

Bonus material:
Director's statement; Cinema trailer; Cover creation; Sodom at the Nord Open Air; Total Backstage; Thrash in Iceland; The M-16 cover; A record store tour; The Heide Village.