Global Metal

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Global Metal
Directed bySam Dunn
Scot McFadyen
Produced bySam Dunn
Scot McFadyen
Sam Feldman
StarringSam Dunn
Distributed bySeville Pictures
Warner Home Video
Release dates
  • 17 October 2007 (2007-10-17) (Bergen International Film Festival)
  • 20 June 2008 (2008-06-20)
Running time
93 minutes

Global Metal is a 2007 documentary film directed by Scot McFadyen and Canadian anthropologist Sam Dunn. It is a follow-up to their successful 2005 documentary, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey. The film's international premiere took place at the Bergen International Film Festival on 17 October 2007. Global Metal aims to show the impact of globalization on the heavy metal underground as well as how different people from different cultures are transforming heavy metal music.


As in Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, most of the information in the film comes in the form of interviews:

Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Rafael Bittencourt Angra Brazil
Carlos "Vândalo" Lopes Dorsal Atlântica Brazil
Adrian Smith Iron Maiden United Kingdom
Dave Murray Iron Maiden United Kingdom
Max Cavalera Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy Brazil

Non musicians

Tokyo, Japan[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Tom Araya Slayer Chile / US
Kerry King Slayer US
Lars Ulrich Metallica Denmark / US
Marty Friedman Megadeth, Cacophony US
Yoshiki Hayashi X Japan Japan
Mirai Kawashima Sigh Japan

Non musicians

Mumbai and Bangalore, India[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Sahil Makhija (Demonstealer) Demonic Resurrection India
Prashant Shah Exhumation India
Nolan Lewis Kryptos India
Anant Dwivedi Prakalp India
Vincent Pereira Prakalp India
Sai Prabhakaran Souled Out India
Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden United Kingdom

Non musicians

  • Atul Sharma,

Beijing, China[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Kaiser Kuo Spring and Autumn, ex-Tang Dynasty US
Nong Yong Ritual Day China

Non musicians

  • Wang Xiao, 666 Rock Shop owner
  • Yang Yu, Painkiller
  • Zhang Feng, MIDI School principal

Jakarta, Indonesia[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Barney Greenway Napalm Death United Kingdom
Max Cavalera Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy Brazil
Lars Ulrich Metallica Denmark / United States of America
Andre Tiranda Siksakubur Indonesia
Arian 13 Seringai Indonesia
Ombat Nasution Tengkorak Indonesia
Tashea Delaney Pain Killer Indonesia

Non musicians

  • Wendi Putranto, Rolling Stone Indonesia
  • Jason Tedjasukmana, Time Indonesia
  • Franki Raden, professor, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Rudi Iman, fan

Jerusalem, Israel[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Kobi Farhi Orphaned Land Israel
Eran Segal Whorecore Israel
"Evil" Haim Whorecore Israel
Butchered Arallu Israel
Nir Nakav Salem Israel
Yotam "Defiler" Avni Abed Israel

Non musicians

Dubai, United Arab Emirates[edit]

Artist Band Nationality
Ali Kahtmayan Iran
Maher Crimson Saudi Arabia
Ahmid Crimson Saudi Arabia
Al-Sharif Hate Suffocation, Scarab Egypt
Barney Ribeiro Nervecell Portugal / UAE

Non musicians

  • Armin, fan - Iran
  • Abed, fan – Lebanon
  • Omar Abdula Aziz Mohammed Khan Abdula, fan – Dubai

Songs in the movie[edit]


There was a soundtrack released on 24 July featuring music from various metal bands all around the world, including bands from Israel, China, India, Indonesia, Iran and Japan

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Inner Self" - Sepultura (Brazil)
  2. "Walk with Me in Hell" - Lamb of God (United States)
  3. "Ladders to Sumeria" - Melechesh (Israel/Netherlands)
  4. "X" (Live) - X Japan (Japan)
  5. "Ornaments of Gold" - Orphaned Land (Israel)
  6. "Crystal Skull" (Live At the Dubai Desert Rock Festival)- Mastodon (United States)
  7. "Havenless" - Enslaved (Norway)
  8. "Me-Devil" - Sigh (Japan)
  9. "Cloud Connected" - (Live At the Dubai Desert Rock Festival) - In Flames (Sweden)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Indigenous Laceration" - Chthonic (Taiwan)
  2. "Salvation Suicide" - Angra (Brazil)
  3. "Jaktens Tid" - Finntroll (Finland)
  4. "From The Sky" - Gojira (France)
  5. "Epic" - 唐朝 Tang Dynasty (China)
  6. "Jihad Soldier" - Tengkorak (Indonesia)
  7. "Baptized" - Arthimoth (Iran)
  8. "Wings Of Time" - Týr (Faroe Islands)
  9. "Apocalyptic Dawn" - Demonic Resurrection (India)


  1. ^ End credits of the film

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