DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
PART II: THE METAL YEARS

From the Director of DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION and SUBURBIA comes the ultimate film about the world of heavy metal, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART Il: THE METAL YEARS. Interviews with some of the music industry's hardest rockers, like Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne. Performances by Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Megadeth.

 

In the mid 80's a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife--Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian. Penelope Spheeris' THE METAL YEARS  takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don't "make it." The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone's dream to become a star can't possibly come true.  It's a real life "Spinal Tap" that makes us look back and ask, "What the hell were we doing?"

INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY: 

MEGADETH, LONDON, ODIN, FASTER PUSSYCAT, LIZZY BORDEN, SEDUCE

 

DIRECTED BY: 

PENELOPE SPHEERIS

 

PRODUCED BY: 

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

The Decline of Western Civilization: Part II The Metal Years

Includes all 3 films: The Decline of Western Civilization, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years and The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
Available June 30, 2015  • US/Canada