‘Growing Up Metal’ Instills Rock Ethic, Inspires Individuality
Most of us discovered metal in our teenage years, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to know nothing else but that? The short, seven-minute documentary 'Growing Up Metal' focuses on a family whose last name isn't Osbourne, but parents Christine and Danny McElfresh are both proud members of metal bands. Christine, singer for Wicked Intent, likes to think her career choice has made an impact on her kids. "If I turn the radio down they're telling me to turn it back up!" While Danny maintains that heavy metal enriches his kids sense of "individuality" and "spirituality."
All of Christine's kids are looking to follow in their parents' footsteps, writing their own songs and playing their own instruments at a young age. Eldest son Randy Geiger, who attended his first Bon Jovi concert in his mom's womb, views it as the glue that keeps the family together. "I like to say that the metal is kind of alive in them," he says. To find about more about what Randy calls the "Partridge Family metal band," check out this enlightening seven-minute film, courtesy of our friends at SnagFilms.