What’s your favorite song associated with horror? Chances are it’s rooted in heavy metal.
Heavy metal and horror have long been the perfect duo and now the iconic guitar brand, Gibson, is bringing them together for a new show!
Gibson’s media branch, Gibson TV, has launched its first show dedicated to the worlds of heavy metal and monster culture in a new series titled Metal and Monsters.
The show is hosted by Matt “Count D” Montgomery, the staple bassist for the King Freak himself, Rob Zombie. In this brand new Gibson TV series, Count D looks forward to sharing his passion for music and film with metal and monster fans worldwide.
“We’ve really taken our time to make sure this show feels exactly like the campfire it’s supposed to be for metal and monster fans of the world,” said Count D. “As a full time monster and musician, I’m so humbled and honored to take this journey with such an incredible team into the darkest and heaviest corners of the universe.”
In the first episode of Metal and Monsters, one of the greatest metal songs in horror reunites with its iconic franchise. We’re going to Elm Street!
Count D reunites Don Dokken and Robert Englund to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the film A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warriors and Dokken’s famous song for the film.
“With 2022 being the 35th Anniversary of ‘Dream Warriors,’ I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than reuniting two pillars of the metal and monster genre,” stated Todd Harapiak, director of Content and Gibson TV. “Robert Englund and Don Dokken have meant so much to all of us for decades and having them appear in the first episode of “Metal and Monsters” is a dream come true.”
The episode includes never before seen photos from the “Dream Warriors” music video shoot, stories from Robert and Don of their musical influences, and behind-the-scenes tales of one of the most successful horror franchises in history.
Filmed on location in downtown Los Angeles, the backdrop for Metal and Monsters is the historic 2,000 seat Los Angeles Theatre.
“We are always trying to push the boundaries of what we can do with Gibson TV as a platform,” said Mark Agnesi, Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience. Agnesi says that the company wanted to put out a network quality show and Metal and Monsters is their most ambitious effort yet. “This show has been a passion project of ours for over 2 years now and we are so excited to unleash it onto the world!”
The first episode of Metal and Monsters also includes segments featuring Metallica, death metal legends Carcass, and Super7 Toys!
If you’re crazy about horror movies and heavy metal, Metal and Monsters is for you…
Watch the first episode below!