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INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Musician James Hetfield of Metallica performs onstage during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2011 in Indio, California.

Murder in the Front Row, the new documentary about the legendary Bay Area metal scene of the 1980s, will be hitting the road and screening in select cities this August and September.

Originally screened in San Francisco in April, the new screening dates in the United States kick off August 2 in Santa Ana, Calif. and wrap September 16 in Littleton, Colo. before heading overseas to the Athens International Film Festival in Athens, Greece on September 19. (Full screening dates are below. Ticket details for these screenings can be found at

Murder in the Front Row, based on the book of the same title, features new interviews from the scene’s biggest names including Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed and many more!

Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story (Official Trailer)

Follow on socials for updates about the documentary: Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story. In the early 1980's, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash!

Murder in the Front Row – Upcoming Screening Dates

August 2 – 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Frida Theater
August 6 – Yonkers, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse
August 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Alamo Drafthouse
August 16 – Erie, PA @ Erie Movie House
August 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
August 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
August 29 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
August 29 – Boston, MA @ The Regent
August 30 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
September 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Park North
September 12 – Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 16 – Littleton, CO @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 19 – Athens, GR @ Athens Intl. Film Festival

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.