A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY
Maila-Kaarina Rantanen & Cristina Ornellas
More than a film about Finnish Heavy Metal, the story is told by those who made it. Several of the Finnish most prominent names in metal music share their views on society, religion, politics, and how an underground subculture became a vital country branding ambassador for Finland.
Marco Hietala (Nightwish/Tarot); Gas Lipstick (former HIM, now Flat Earth/Hallatar); Lauri Porra (Stratovarius); Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica), and many others will take you into a journey, telling their memories on the scene and Finland since the '80s.
In the end, you may be able to decide: Is Finland a heavy metal country?
TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES AND 15 SECONDS
Where to watch:
- Amazon Prime USA and the UK
- Coming soon: YLE AREENA (licensed in 2020)
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