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We've shot the footage - now let's make the episode!
Felipe Belalcazar
Toronto, Ontario
4 Team Members

Let's Do This!

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!

What We Need

We're appealing to everyone in the metal community to help finance the final phase of Extreme Metal. Let's prove to the mainstream that there’s a global army of metalheads that support this project and want to see it on the screen!

We're seeking funds for the following:

   • Post-production includes visual research, transcribing, editing, animation, colour correction, graphic design and sound mixing, all of which are done by some of the top pros in the Canadian film industry, to ensure you get the high-caliber production value that Banger Films is known for.

   • Rights acquisition of archival photos and footage that will be used in the cut is a significant part of the post-production budget. We’re digging deep into archives around the world to find the rarest and best material to include in the episode - but we have to license the rights to use this material. It ain’t free!

   • Music licensing is also a big part of the bill. We need to license the rights to songs and performances from labels whose artists we are featuring in order to have access to the highest quality masters so we can bring you the best in sound quality and mix.

Metal Evolution: Extreme EMtal


What You Get

Extreme Metal will be the first-ever documentary episode to explore the history of metal's most underground sub-genre. Featuring candid interviews, never-before-seen archival material, rare music clips and travel footage from around the world, the episode will bring viewers closer to the personalities and historic locations of Extreme Metal than ever before. This episode will give testament to metal's most misunderstood sub-genre, thrilling both die-hard metalheads and the general music lovers alike.

In addition to the episode itself, we have some killer extended interviews and metal swag available
ONLY through this final campaign!

Join Us on the Extreme Metal Journey

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram you’d have already seen some of the guys we had the chance to meet during the making of this episode - if you haven’t been following us, maybe you should! We still have some surprise guests up our sleeve, but can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet though! As always, we'll keep you updated as things unfold...

Other Ways You Can Help

This is a call to arms for metal warriors around the globe to unite in the name of Extreme Metal!  If you’re unable to contribute with dollars, you can still help us spread the word:

   • Use the IndieGoGo share tools and spread the word! Share our campaign with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all other Social Media.

   • Use the #MetalEvolution and #ExtremeMetal hashtags on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

   • Tell your friends over Skype and message boards online!

   • Have a mailing list or blog? Blast our campaign to your subscribers or do a blog post on how your followers can support the cause!

Join The Coven

   • Facebook: facebook.com/BangerFilms
   • Twitter: twitter.com/BangerFilmsInc
   • Instagram: instagram.com/bangerfilms/
   • YouTube: youtube.com/user/BangerFilmsInc
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raised by 819 people in 2 months
104% funded
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$35,000 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on October 8, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $6CAD
    Pre-order of the episode

    Pre-order your digital download copy of The Lost Episode of Metal Evolution to be delivered directly to your inbox when it's finished.

    535 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $26CAD
    ONE Extended Interview

    Pick ONE of the extended director's cut interviews from this episode and it will be delivered direct to your inbox after the campaign is done! Don't forget to message us to tell us which one you'd like! You also get a copy of the episode once it's done, of course.

    66 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $46CAD
    TWO Extended Interviews

    A download link to the episode PLUS your choice of any TWO of the available extended interviews shot for this episode delivered right to your inbox. Don't forget to message us to let us know which ones you want!

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $66CAD
    Extended Interview Pack

    The Extended Interview Pack gets you ALL of the director's cut interviews! The interviews will be delivered to your e-mail once the campaign is done and you'll also receive a copy of the episode once it's finished.

    95 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    Extreme Metal 101

    A CD package of ten extreme metal titles courtesy of Relapse Records and a signed thank you card personally made out to your name along with a copy of the episode once it's finished.

    3 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Flash Of The Blade

    Get a box of SIX awesome Metal Blade CDs to obliterate your speakers, a postcard from Scot and Sam and the finished Extreme Metal episode.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Bleeding Earache

    Our grind pals at Earache Records have been with us every step of the way. They have compiled a brvtal pile of CDs for 5 campaign supporters to mosh to while we finish the episode and then some! Kick it hard to the raging sounds of Carcass, Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Massacre and more! A total of 10 (TEN!) killer CDs will come direct to you! Along with a download of the episode once it’s finished of course.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Metal Massacre

    A box of SEVEN killer CDs and a Metal Blade Records t-shirt! We’ll send you the finished Extreme Metal episode when it’s done too.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Bloody Chunks

    FIVE killer 12” x 12” prints of the original album covers of Eaten Back to Life, Kill, Torture, Gore Obsessed and Vile.You’ll also get an HD copy of the finished Extreme Metal episode once it’s completed.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Encased In Concrete

    The limited edition “Torture” figurine and SIX 12″ x 12″ prints of the original album covers of Eaten Back to Life, Kill, Torture, Wretched Spawn, Gore Obsessed and Vile to enjoy along with a download of the episode once it's finished.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250CAD
    Heavy Metal Ancestral Lords

    The coveted Heavy Metal Family Tree as a HUGE poster (46"x28" full colour). Limited to a run of 666, each poster will be numbered and personally signed to YOU by Scot and Sam. With this perk you will also get the Extended Interview Pack PLUS TWO extended interviews ONLY available for this perk! You'll also get the Norwegian Black Metal mini-doc previously featured as an extra on the Headbanger's Journey DVD, and of course you will receive a copy of the Extreme Metal episode.

    57 out of 597 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    Pandora's Box

    A grab box full of limited edition goodies courtesy of Metal Blade Records and Ave Satanas. Sam is also including a personalized postcard to your name and a Banger Films t-shirt, signed DVDs from our catalogue and a “Blasphemous Enabler” acknowledgement in the end credits!

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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