Tom Morello + ‘Game of Thrones’ Creator Team Up for ‘Metal Lords’ Movie
The world could use a few more metal movies, right? Well we have good news — Tom Morello and Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss have teamed up for a new metal movie coming to Netflix, called Metal Lords.
The film, which arrives to the streaming platform April 8, was written and produced by Weiss, while Morello served as the executive music producer. Starring Adrian Greensmith and Jaeden Martell, the movie is about two teenagers named Hunter and Kevin who love heavy metal and want to form a band and win their high school's Battle of the Bands contest.
It's not dragons flying around to a Rage Against the Machine album, but it sounds like it'll do. Check out the trailer below.
"I grew up in a small, cloistered, conservative suburb where my musical tastes ran against the grain of almost everybody else in school and certainly all of the teachers, so this is something I can very much relate to,” Morello told Billboard of the project. “It’s a story of kids trying to get their first band together and having a dream, but perhaps not having the technical ability or the artistic vision to make that dream real. Or do they? For me, it harmonizes in a lot of ways with the real story of so many kids who are locked in these suburban hells and the key to get out is an electric guitar or drums or rock 'n' roll music."
Weiss, who's a big fan of Metallica, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, came up with the idea for the script long before he began working on Game of Thrones. In the early 2000s, he became acquainted with Academy Award-winning producer Greg Shapiro, who ended up co-producing Metal Lords with him.
“I’m hoping that people can see something of themselves in the characters, and come away from the movie feeling a little bit better than they felt going into it,” Weiss explained. “On the surface, the music can be dark and aggressive. It’s often meant to freak people out. But the uses to which the music is put are often the opposite of that. It’s music for people who don’t feel like they have a place in the world they see around them. Music for people who are looking for a way to express that feeling of being on the outside.”