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VH1 Classic Declares 11-11-11 as ‘National Metal Day’

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Metal has its own holiday, thanks to VH1 Classic, which has declared November 11th, 2011 AKA 11-11-11, as ‘National Metal Day.’ While NMD, as we’ll call it, will be a celebration of all things metal for an entire day, the channel will launch copious amounts of metal programming beginning November 1st for the ’11 Days of Metal” countdown. The countdown programming for the headbanger’s holiday will feature metal concerts, specials movies and videos, all of which will pave the way for the grand finale on 11-11-11.

11-11-11 will mark the premiere of ‘Metal Evolution,’ a documentary series created by Banger Films. It airs at 10 PM ET.

Before the premiere, though, some of metal’s most influential artists will be spotlighted each night during countdown programming. Artists like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Metallica, Lemmy, Mötley Crüe and more will be showcased in various VH1 Classic concerts and specials. Programming details will be announced imminently.

“Nobody is more metal than VH1 Classic,” said Ben Zurier, EVP Programming Strategy, VH1 & VH1 Classic in a bold statement. “Celebrating National Metal Day on 11-11-11 gives us a platform to honor metal artists, and take metal music one step further than anybody has before. We’ve lined up a tremendous collection of concerts, movies and specials, highlighted by the brand new series ‘Metal Evolution’ – the ultimate history of metal and the larger-than-life characters who have written it.”

On “NMD,” the premiere of ‘Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth’ will air at 9 PM ET. It will be followed by the debut of ‘Metal Evolution,’ a series that focuses on genres and periods of the heavy metal family tree. The premiere episode of the show will focus on pre-metal, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres ranging from British heavy metal to glam metal to thrash metal, and artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to Metallica and more. New episodes of ‘Metal Evolution’ will premiere every Friday night at 10 PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic.

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