The documentary by director Joshua Callis-Smith A History Of A Time To Come has added interviews with VENOM and RAVEN to the line-up of over 20 bands which already includes EVILE, ONSLAUGHT, LAWNMOWER DETH and XENTRIX.
The film will be wrapping production this month and moving into the post-production phase with a likely release towards the end of 2012. Director Joshua Callis-Smith commented: “The production so far has been great, we’ve spoken to some amazing people and really uncovered a great story set within the scene. Interviewing Mantas from Venom has definitely been a highlight and a real eye opener to how the genre started. I’m now looking towards getting stuck into the edit and crafting the story we’ve captured.”
The film covers the complete story of the UK thrash metal scene – its ups, its downs and its impact on the UK and global music industry. Until now there has been no complete documentation of the movement, with bands disappearing amongst the dark recesses of the Internet, shelved magazines or out-of-print CDs. The project plans to pull together and uncover the full story of the U.K. thrash scene, from its roots in the mid-’80s until the present day, telling the story of dreams fulfilled, hopes dashed and the enduring memories.
U.K. music journalist Greg Moffitt is currently writing a book entitled One Foot in the Gravy to accompany the film. Together, the documentary and the book will provide the definitive account of the UK thrash scene from its roots in the 1980s until the present day.
As a companion piece to the film, One Foot in the Gravy will expand the narrative, adding layers of detail and exploring in greater depth the development, decline and eventual re-emergence of UK thrash.
Over the coming months we will be releasing sneak peaks of interviews, unseen content and new trailers. To keep up to date with everything keep checking http://www.ahistoryofatimetocome.co.uk or follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/historyoftime or twitter http://www.twitter.com/ahoattc
The following bands are involved in the project so far: ACID REIGN, ANIHILATED, ARBITRATER, ATOMKRAFT, D.A.M., DEATHWISH, EVILE, HELLBASTARD, HOLOSADE, HYDRA VEIN, LAWNMOWER DETH, METAL MESSIAH, MUTANT,, ONSLAUGHT, PENDEMIA, PITIFUL REIGN, RAVEN, RE-ANIMATOR, SABBAT, SAVAGE MESSIAH, SEREGON, SEVENTH ANGEL, SHORT SHARP SHOCK, TORANAGA, VENOM, VIRUS, XENTRIX.
The latest trailer from the film can be seen here.