Metal and Monsters Episode

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Sydney, Sept 9: Gibson TV, the renowned American instrument brand’s globally recognized online network, is proud to present its award-winning original series that delves into the realms of music and culture, curated by some of the world’s finest storytellers. The latest installment in Gibson TV’s lineup is the third episode of their unique series titled “Metal and Monsters,” marking the network’s first foray into the world of heavy metal and monster culture. This intriguing series offers viewers a captivating blend of segments exploring the music, film, and darker narratives in these genres. All of Gibson TV’s original content is available for free streaming on their website, and you can subscribe to Gibson TV on YouTube to receive notifications when new episodes are released.
In this “Texas Sized” episode of “Metal and Monsters,” hosted by Count D, iconic bass players and longtime friends Rex Brown (of Pantera) and Dug Pinnick (of Kings X) come together for an evening of stories centered around their friendship, music, and Texas roots. The episode also features a special segment with the legendary filmmaker, director, producer, and actor Roger Corman, who offers an intimate interview reflecting on his early career.
Rex Brown of Pantera expressed his enthusiasm for the episode, saying, “It was great reuniting with my old friend Dug Pinnick for this episode of ‘Metal and Monsters.’ We sat and talked for hours that day, and you could really feel the love in that old theater! It’s so special to my heart that we did this off-cuff. Just two friends sitting and reminiscing about life and music. What a wonderful night!”
The episode includes various engaging segments, including “Tunes From The Crypt,” where Count D delves into the history of the landmark album “Leprosy” from Florida death metal legends Death. Viewers also have the opportunity to win several Death-themed prizes, such as CDs, vinyl records, t-shirts, Halloween masks, and two exclusive Death skateboards courtesy of Check Your Head Skateboards.
In the “Terror Trek” segment, the monster squad embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to visit KISS WORLD at the Rio Hotel, where they explore Gene Simmons’ iconic personal collection of KISS memorabilia.
The episode features guest appearances from Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd “Dammit” Kerns (bass) from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, as well as KISS drummer Eric Singer.
The series also pays homage to the cinematic legacy of Roger Corman, known as “The King of Cult” and “The Pope of Pop Cinema,” in the historical segment “Exhumed From The Tomb.” Roger Corman is not only responsible for directing films like The Raven, Little Shop of Horrors, The Fast & The Furious, and Death Race 2000 but also for launching the careers of film legends such as Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola.
“Metal and Monsters” is filmed in the historic 2,000-seat Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, a venue with a rich history dating back to 1930, when Charlie Chaplin contributed to its completion for the premiere of his film City Lights in 1931.
After being closed in 1994, the theater found a new lease on life as a location for various film and television productions, including “Man on The Moon,” Charlie’s Angels,” “Mad Men,” and “The Lords of Salem.”
For those who want to catch up on previous episodes of “Metal And Monsters,” the first episode features interviews with Freddy Krueger, aka Robert Englund of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Don Dokken, and more. Episode 2 offers an in-depth interview with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, where he discusses his love for horror, the films that inspired him, his musical journey in Metallica, his solo album Portals, and his top 10 horror bands of all time.
Fans of the show can also get involved by sending letters to “Metal and Monsters” and suggesting future guests and topics. Send your letters to the show at the following address: Metal and Monsters, Attn. Fang Mail, P.O. Box 70191, Pasadena, CA, 91117.

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