“Metal and Monsters”
Halloween Special Features Interviews with Kirk Hammett of Metallica, a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, and more
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Above: Gibson TV’s “Metal And Monsters.” Illustration by Ed Repka.
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If you like blast beats and things that go bump in the night, this is the show for you.
Welcome to Gibson TV’s “Metal and Monsters.”
Gibson TV, the iconic, American instrument brand’s award-winning, worldwide online network–features original series about music and culture from the world’s best storytellers. Today, Gibson TV is thrilled to present the second episode of the original series “Metal And Monsters,” the network’s first show dedicated to all things heavy metal and monster culture. Throughout “Metal And Monsters,” viewers are treated to different segments that explore the worlds of music, film, and tales from the dark side. All Gibson TVoriginal shows are streamed for free on Gibson.comHERE; subscribe to Gibson TV on YouTube and be notified when new episodes become available HERE.
In its first-ever Halloween Special, “Metal And Monsters” host Count D (Rob Zombie band), sits down for an in depth interview with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett to discuss monsters, metal, and horror memorabilia. Featuring photos from the films that helped shape Kirk’s love of horror, Kirk, and Count D talk about their love of films, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, and Nosferatu. Watch as Kirk discusses making music in Metallica, his new solo album Portals, and his top 10 horror bands of all time, HERE.
Above: Kirk Hammett of Metallica films Gibson TV’s “Metal and Monsters” series at the Los Angeles Theatre. Credit: Andrew Stuart.
Every “Metal and Monsters” show features the following segments and interactive opportunities for horror and metal fans who tune-in around the world:
The show takes the monster squad on the ultimate behind-the-scenes field trip to Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA. Count D visits Creative Director and Executive Producer of HHN, John Murdy and learns the process of how the Halloween Horror Nights mazes are designed and constructed. John talks collaborations with Slash, Alice Cooper, and Ozzy Osbourne, and takes the crew through the Universal Monsters and Killer Klowns from Outer Space mazes.
Above: Killer Klowns From Outer Space maze at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Credit: Gibson TV.
“Tunes From The Crypt”:
Host Count D revisits Type O Negative’s landmark album October Rust and gives fans a chance to win some exclusive prizes from the band and more.
Above: cover artwork for Type O Negative’s landmark album October Rust.
“Exhumed from The Tomb”:
In this historical segment, Count D sits down with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante from the band Anthrax to explore the band’s 40-year history.
Above: Charlie Benante of Anthrax appears on Gibson TV’s “Metal and Monsters.” Credit: Gibson TV.
Fans can interact with “Metal And Monsters,” sending in letters to the showand suggesting future guests and topics. Send your letter to: Metal and Monsters, Attn. Fang Mail P.O. Box 70191 Pasadena, CA, 91117.
Gibson TV’s “Metal and Monsters” has debuted new apparel. Shop for scary-comfortable tees with artwork from legendary graphic designer Ed Repka, along with trucker hats that celebrate this award-winning new series from Gibson TV. Check out the “Metal and Monsters” apparel, HERE.
Above: the new “Metal and Monsters” apparel is available now, HERE.
Above: The Los Angeles Theatre in downtown L.A. Photo credit: Todd Harapiak.
Filmed on location in downtown Los Angeles, the backdrop for “Metal and Monsters” is the historic 2,000 seat Los Angeles Theatre. Constructed in 1930, Charlie Chaplin helped fund the completion of the building so it would be ready to premiere his film City Lights in January of 1931. After closing its doors in 1994, the Los Angeles Theatre sat vacant for many years until serving as a film and television location for productions including “Man on The Moon,” Charlie’s Angels,” “Mad Men,” and “The Lords of Salem.”
Catch up on Episode 1 of Gibson TV’s “Metal And Monsters,” which features interviews with Freddy Krueger, aka Robert Englund of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Don Dokken, and more HERE.
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