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‘Metal Evolution’ Series to Be Released on DVD, Enter to Win a Copy

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VH1 Classic and CreateSpace, Amazon’s DVD on Demand platform, announced today the exclusive DVD release of ‘Metal Evolution,’ the biggest and most comprehensive documentary series ever made on the genesis of heavy metal and hard rock, via Amazon.com and shop.vh1.com on March 27.

‘Metal Evolution’ is VH1 Classic’s top-rated 2012 series to date. The three-disc set, featuring all 11 episodes of the show hosted by noted metal aficionado, anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Dunn, crisscrosses the globe to bring viewers along on an intense journey through the genre’s musical history, spanning more than four decades. Special features include an informative interview with Dunn from VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show.’ The episodes are also available now digitally on Amazon Instant Video.

Dunn and his partner, filmmaker Scot McFayden, based ‘Metal Evolution’ on the groundbreaking and much-debated 26 sub-genre “Heavy Metal Family Tree” that details the music’s fascinating and complex lineage. Using this genealogical chart as a road map, each episode unleashes the very essence of metal – beginning with Pre-Metal, traveling through Early Metal, New Wave, Glam, Thrash, Grunge, Nu Metal, Shock Rock and Power Metal and arriving at the Progressive Rock of today as the explosive series finale.

Along the way, Dunn interviews more than 300 of metal’s most revered artists, producers and experts, including Alice Cooper, James Hetfield, Slash, Iggy Pop, Vince Neil, Dave Mustaine, Michael Anthony and Yngwie Malmsteen, as well as a pantheon of other rock idols. From the streets of Birmingham, England to the bars of Sunset Strip, from Germany’s raucous festivals to soccer stadium concerts in Santiago, Chile, the filmmakers leave no stone unturned as they explore the pioneers of British and American hard rock along with the metal luminaries that rock on today.

“It’s no secret that everyone here at Noisecreep loved the ‘Metal Evolution’ series, so we’re giving away a copy of the new DVD set! Read on for simple context rules to win.

Giveaway rules: Starting today, enter to win by following @Noisecreep and tweeting @Noisecreep to tell us who your favorite metal vocalist is. Important: Include #metalevolution hashtag at the end. We’ll DM the winner next Thursday, March. 29.

Here is an example of the exact format the tweet should be in: My favorite metal singer is King Diamond @noisecreep #metalevolution


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“We are very excited to bring VH1′s powerful and comprehensive documentary series to music lovers and devoted metal fans on DVD and digitally for the first time ever,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Amazon’s CreateSpace on Demand service makes it easy for networks like VH1 Classic to make the content that fans want readily available quickly and cost-effectively.”

‘Metal Evolution’ will available for sale on March 27.

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