'Death Metal' Documentary To Air On Discovery Channel Tonight

'Death Metal' Documentary To Air On DISCOVERY CHANNEL Tonight - Sep. 14, 2006 The Discovery Channel probes the dark side of death metal in a one-hour documentary aptly titled "Death Metal Music" , which is ... Full Story
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Original Geek

Orlando, FL

#1 Sep 15, 2006
Hahahahahahahaha! Slayer is "death Metal"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Discovery channel are noobz.
benjina

North Conway, NH

#2 Apr 12, 2007
yea well with out slayer death metal wouldn't have been slayer kicks ass dude
deicide fan

Romania

#3 Jul 24, 2007
hey man , slayer is trash metal =)) noobz, Deicide is the best death metal band ever .f*ck off

Since: Jul 07

Brunswick, ME

#4 Jul 31, 2007
SERIAL KILLER TRADING CARDS

When you think of trading cards, a few images often come to mind: Michael Jordan defying gravity to dunk a basket ball, comic book super heroes or even the lovable animated characters of violent Japanese cartoons. But SerialKillerCalendar.com had something far more macabre in mind and with the possible exception of O.J. Simpson, it is clear that their product will not be featuring sports stars. SerialKillerCalendar.com (a Maine based business that has released items such as Serial Killer Action Figures, True Crime Clocks and ... of course, the controversial Serial Killer Calendar) has recently added a new item to their line of macabre merchandise which may very well surpass the others in popularity and controversy.

One of the company’s two owners, Kris Saunders, says “in the 1990s, Eclipse enterprises published a line of true crime trading cards that caused quite a national stir. They were hugely popular, but very controversial and several litigations ensued. Each time, the courts ruled that the images contained in the artwork were fully protected by the first amendment. In the summer of 2007, we put together a series, featuring the artwork of 5 noted artists. Each of the 75 high quality cards depicts independent renditions of some of the world's most notorious serial killers. The set features 3 full volumes of 25 traditionally formatted cards and a visual array that is truly awesome even to the artistically uninspired.”
The company’s designer and co-owner, James Gilks, had this to had.“What certain people fail to understand is that we are not, in any way, attempting to glorify these individuals. Our merchandise is certainly not a tribute to their crimes. Unlike the countless books and films that depict their actions in gruesome detail, our products simply display a talented artist's rendition of the killers and a collection of quotes which we hope may shed some insight on to the madness that made them kill. I'm sure that there those who are disgusted with the idea of a trading card series that features convicted murderers but I strongly believe that freedom of speech should never be limited to that which is not taboo. Art is and should always be, one of the truest forms of self expression.”

Possibly more unusual than the content of these cards are the artists themselves. Nico Claux (whose work appeared in the first Serial Killer Calendar) is a reformed killer and alleged cannibal from Paris France. Other artists in the series have garnered a massive online following among collectors of true crime, heavy metal bands and even the Satanic Church. Despite the fact that the cards are far from what you would expect to see at your local chain store, James Gilks has said that the overall feedback has been nothing but positive.“I really expected some kind of public outcry from this. I have been preparing to defend our actions from day one but honestly the response has been all positive. Nobody seems to take offense to these products. They see them as what they are intended to be… an amazing gallery of work from some of the best true crime artists in the world.” Since the original true crime trading cards received so much negative publicity in the early 90’s, one is left to ask whether this lack of protest is a form of cultural acceptance for the taboo subject of serial killers or simply an overall indifference and desensitization to violence in our country. Regardless of the answer, it is clear that James Gilks, Kris Saunders and the art team of SerialKillerCalendar.com has no intention of slowing down.“We have many new products in store for later this year” says Mr. Gilks,“including a Serial Killer Board Game, poster line and even a Serial Killer Coloring Book! We are also discussing some big deals with international distribution chains so with any luck you’ll be seeing our merchandise in a store near you by next year.”
somberlain

Växjö, Sweden

#5 Aug 29, 2007
to deicide fan and Original Geek > how old are you? cause you are the "noobz", back in the 80's, Slayer was categorized as Death Metal, but the name "death metal" has evolved since then....so in the beginning, Slayer was death metal yes.
Think of the r'n b, today's r'n b has NOTHING to see with the original r'n b......
deathmetalrulez

Valdepeñas, Spain

#6 Aug 30, 2007
somberlain wrote:
to deicide fan and Original Geek > how old are you? cause you are the "noobz", back in the 80's, Slayer was categorized as Death Metal, but the name "death metal" has evolved since then....so in the beginning, Slayer was death metal yes.
Think of the r'n b, today's r'n b has NOTHING to see with the original r'n b......
yeh you are exactly right for example when slayer first came out then it was some of the darkest and extreme metal ever but now there are much more extreme bands such as deicide and cannibal corpse but slayer still rule :) lol
poser_bashing

Dison, Belgium

#7 Oct 31, 2007
dude first there was punk, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and from those two came trash metal. Slayer couldn't be death metal because the term death metal didnt existed in the 80'. death came out of trash. and dont say it isnt cause i was there.
somberlain

Växjö, Sweden

#8 Nov 18, 2007
Well poser, I don't know, i wasn't there in the 80's saddly, but that's what i read on the subject, and like Venom at first was called "Black metal", it has nothing to see with what is called black metal today. But i aggree with you that Slayer is pure Trash metal, it's just that some people seemed to calle it "death metal" at the beginning.
Lakey

San Antonio, TX

#9 Dec 13, 2007
Ummm, Death (Mantas) was the first DM band and they started in 1983. The first album came out in 1984.

DM was definately around in the 80's...I mean Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Celtic Frost, Asphyx Atheist etc.
lust for death

United States

#10 Jan 11, 2008
you are all redicules. there is no such thing as "TRASH METAL" except for bands with organs and sound effects. it is really known as "THRASH METAL" due to the thrashing pitts the music instigates.
lust for death

United States

#11 Jan 11, 2008
deicide fan wrote:
hey man , slayer is trash metal =)) noobz, Deicide is the best death metal band ever .f*ck off
DEICIDE KICKS ASS! TAMPA METAL FOR LIFE!
fire burns in our hearts

Trenton, NJ

#12 Jun 19, 2008
F**k I wish I had cable to see this s**t hahaha
And there was dm in the 80s
Death, possesed, obituary, morbid angel!
matt

Ottawa, Canada

#13 Jul 23, 2008
wheres the real death metal gettin mentioned at?

Disgorge
Suffocation
Inhuman Dissiliency
Pustulated
Guttural Secrete
Aborted
Mortician
faulgott

Ilmenau, Germany

#14 Jul 30, 2008
and:

Blood Red Throne
Bolt Thrower
Brodequin
Cenotaph
Cephalic Carnage
Cryptopsy
Decapitated
Devorment...

now i got enough, i think slayer were mentioned to be dm in their earlier years

and deceide is nothing but sensless satanic jabbering:-D ...how many cds is Glen still going to produce about how much he hates christians^^
faulgott

Ilmenau, Germany

#15 Jul 30, 2008
uh, dying fetus at last... and soooo many other good bands!!
Michael

Port Huron, MI

#16 Mar 15, 2009
Did anyone by chance record this documentary? If so please e-mail me at moonlight-217@hotmail.com

Thank you!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#17 Mar 17, 2009
Lakey wrote:
Ummm, Death (Mantas) was the first DM band and they started in 1983. The first album came out in 1984.
DM was definately around in the 80's...I mean Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Celtic Frost, Asphyx Atheist etc.
Yes, that may be true, but don't forget that early Possessed had a huge influence on Chuck Schuldiner and his band Mantas, and later Death.
tu mama zijaya

Skokie, IL

#18 Apr 8, 2009
u guys dont know a thing about real death metal....Hanson and Jonas Brothers is real death metal

not any of this shitty Deicide
BurzuMrulez

Saint Johns, AZ

#19 Jan 7, 2010
BURZUM IZZ DEATHMETAL!!
robin

Houten, Netherlands

#21 Mar 13, 2010
Lakey wrote:
Ummm, Death (Mantas) was the first DM band and they started in 1983. The first album came out in 1984.
DM was definately around in the 80's...I mean Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Celtic Frost, Asphyx Atheist etc.
i think you'll find the first death album was scream bloody gore in 1987

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