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Metal: Ross The Boss and Destruction both heading our way

French post-metal pioneers HYPNO5E will release a full-length movie and a two LP/CD set in April. Called Alba - Les Ombres Errantes (The Wandering Shadows), it was directed by singer/guitarist Emmanuel Jessua.
 
Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal is a two-part metal documentary reliving the early days of one of music’s most aggressive and enduring movements. Directed by Bob Nalbandian with narration by David Ellefson, the first DVD of the set will be released on Friday January 19 and focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of the early/mid ‘80s. It also acts as a follow-up to the first two Inside Metal titles, The Pioneers of LA Hard Rock & Metal and LA Metal Scene Explodes. It features interviews with such heavy-hitters as Chris Poland (Megadeth), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Craig Cocicero (Forbidden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Marty Friedman (Megadeth/Cacophony), Eric Peterson (Testament), Ernie C (Body Count) and many more. Part two will be released later in 2018.
 
It’s gonna be the most metal tour of 2018 for sure (given that Download is a one-city event): Manowar co-founder Ross The Boss will play three shows in April, including Saturday April 28 at The Croxton. The co-writer of such classic albums as Battle Hymns, Into Glory Ride, Hail To England, Sign of the Hammer, Fighting The World and Kings of Metal will be performing a classic Manaowar set to Australian audiences for the first time ever.
 
Legendary metal trio Destruction are coming to town. One of the Big Teutonic Four alongside Kreator, Sodom, and Tankard, Destruction were founded in 1982 and have never been so fast, brutal and groovy – which is saying something, after 30 years in the metal business. Their latest album is Under Attack, and the video for the title track is ready to watch online. See them at Max Watt’s on Anzac Day Eve (Tuesday April 24). Tickets on sale now.