Filmmakers Mike Redman and Jason Köhnen have launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to help finance the first-ever documentary to focus on the underground extreme metal scene in the Netherlands. A full length documentary film that consists of exclusive new interviews with 40+ Dutch Metal bands, journalists, radio DJ’s, label owners, international legends, the fans and a host of other key players who were part of that era between the late 80’s to the mid 90’s. So it you want to be part of it, you can check out the perks here.
Titled Metaal (a literal translation of ‘metal’ in Dutch) this documentary gives a retrospective look into the glory days of extreme metal in The Netherlands between 1985 and 1995. Redman, an award winning documentary filmmaker and renowned music producer along with Köhnen who is also a founding member of re-activated doom-metal group Celestial Season are set to produce an educational and entertaining memoir of a period in time where Dutch metal saw rise to a legion of influential bands that formed an explosive scene. Documenting interviews with original members of Thanatos, Asphyx, Pestilence, Celestial Season, Gorefest, Sinister, Acrostichon, The Gathering and so on. Metaal will also feature testimonies from a great number of fans of the scene includingEric Peterson of Testament, Kelly Shaefer from Atheist and Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.