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Overview

Heavy: The Story of Metal is a four-part documentary special that aired on VH1 in 2006.

The series focuses on the origins, subgenres, and the bands of heavy metal music, paying close attention to influential bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden, who helped to define heavy metal in its early years. Other bands on the program include, Alice Cooper, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, Guns N' Roses, and Marilyn Manson. However, the documentary notably passes over lower profile metal sub-genres such as death metal, black metal, doom metal, progressive metal, power metal and many others considered core elements of today's metal pantheon, focusing mostly on hard rock & traditional heavy metal. In Canada, the documentary aired on MuchMoreMusic and on C4 in New Zealand. It is not available on DVD or video.

Series Cast

  1. Glenn Hughes

    Glenn Hughes

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  2. Tony Iommi

    Tony Iommi

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  3. Rob Halford

    Rob Halford

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  4. Sebastian Bach

    Sebastian Bach

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  5. Dee Snider

    Dee Snider

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  6. Frankie Banali

    Frankie Banali

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  7. Eddie Trunk

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  8. Geezer Butler

    Geezer Butler

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  9. Gene Simmons

    Gene Simmons

    Himself

    4 Episodes

  10. View More

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Last Season

Season 1

2006 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Heavy: The Story of Metal premiered on May 22, 2006.

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Status Returning Series

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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