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Genre and heavy metal go hand-in-hand. Just look at Heavy Metal Magazine or Dark Nights: Metal! Ok, that last one probably doesn't know anything about Anthrax. But now SYFY is reinforcing that connection between metal music and horror, sci-fi, and fantasy with a weekly programming block called Metal Crush Monday.
Every Monday in August will feature interviews with metalheads (and metal musicians) conducted by SYFY WIRE’s Whitney Moore that complement movies airing on SYFY — movies that any self-respecting genre fan knows are as metal as they come.
Starting with a Lake Placid screening (featuring Pustulus Maximus and the Berserker Blother of GWAR and Andy Black of Black Veil Brides), the screening series continues with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (featuring Butcher Babies' Heidi Shepard, New Years Day's Ash Costello, and Sevendust's Lajon Witherspoon), Underworld: Blood Wars (featuring Anthrax's Scott Ian and Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas), and Rob Zombie's Halloween (featuring Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Korn's Jonathan Davis, In This Moment's Maria Brinks, and manager/Ronnie James Dio associate Wendy Dio) rolling out over the remainder of the month.
Intrigued? SYFY WIRE's got a little teaser for fans wondering what Metal Crush Monday is all about.
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These interviews and screenings will be supplemented with additional podcast episodes digging deeper into the musical genre's connection with genre film.
“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre,” SVP of SYFY WIRE and heavy metal aficionado Sandy Deane said in a statement. “SYFY is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”
Metal Head Mondays kick off every Monday in August on SYFY, starting Aug. 3.