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Weekend Metal Fix – Stryper and Theatre of Tragedy Now Streaming

Hey Metalheads,

Get ready for a headbanging weekend like no other! Thunderflix is here to satisfy your metal cravings with two epic additions to our lineup. 🎶

Stryper – To Hell with the Devil Live from SpiritHouse

Witness a Rock Revelation! – Stryper, the legendary masters of rock with a heavenly twist, take you on a jaw-dropping journey. Experience their iconic album “To Hell with the Devil” performed live at SpiritHouse like never before.

Theatre of Tragedy – The Last Curtain Call

Gothic Metal Legends Unleashed! – Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster with Theatre of Tragedy’s final, farewell concert. “The Last Curtain Call” captures their haunting melodies, and we’ve got a bonus treat for you – dive into the making-of documentary, exclusive interviews, and behind-the-scenes rehearsals. It’s the ultimate farewell gift from this iconic band.

But wait, that’s now all. We’ve got a few limited edition official Total Thrash swag packs for the taking. To enter the drawing, simply tag us on Instagram or Facebook with your favorite band featured in this increcidbile doc. Three winners will be announced on September 30th.

We can’t blast it enough—thank you for your relentless support and invaluable feedback. We’re honored to have you headbanging on this epic journey with us.

Stay tuned, as we’ve got a ton more sonic mayhem on the horizon.

Horns up,

Your Thunderflix Crew

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30 Plus NEW Napalm Records Metal Titles Arriving Next Week on Thunderflix!

Hey Metalheads,

Get ready for a METAL STORM on Thunderflix! Brace yourselves for an onslaught of 30+ NEW Napalm Records titles hitting our platform next week.

Whether you’re into brutal power or melodic mastery, we’re about to redefine your metal playlist.

Stay tuned for the ultimate metal feast, exclusively on Thunderflix.

Horns up,

The Thunderflix Team

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Thunderflix is Igniting with Heat as they Unleash Fiery New Titles This July

As an ardent supporter of the metal scene, I find myself utterly captivated by the exhilarating realm of Thunderflix, the groundbreaking streaming platform for metal enthusiasts. Bursting at the seams with captivating and awe-inspiring content, it transcends the boundaries of musical genres, providing an unparalleled feast for the senses. Whether you crave the raw power of live performances, insightful documentaries unveiling the metal subculture, or yearn for the symphony of riffs within glorious album’s, Thunderflix delivers an extraordinary amalgamation of artist showcases, electrifying concerts, mind-blowing docu-films and feature films.

With an unwavering commitment to curating fresh and thrilling experiences, Thunderflix incessantly expands its treasure trove of metal brilliance, ensuring every devoted metalhead’s insatiable hunger for auditory and visual fulfillment is resoundingly appeased.


Streaming now:

I Am the Empire – Live from the 013 by American power metal band Kamelot, released on August 14, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album features guest appearances by Lauren Hart, Elize Ryd, Alissa White-Gluz and Charlotte Wessels. It’s the third live album and second live DVD/Blu-ray. It is the first release to feature Alex Landenburg as the band’s drummer.

Kamelot is known for their majestic melodies and captivating storytelling. “I Am The Empire Live From The 013 was recorded at the iconic 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The album captures the essence of Kamelot’s theatrical and energetic stage presence, showcasing the band.

Streaming now:

In a span of one hour and forty minutes, immerse yourself in “Metal and Horror Unveiled,” a captivating documentary that delves deep into the entwined histories of heavy metal music and the horror genre. Experience the intimate accounts of diverse metal artists as they recount their initial encounters with the macabre, umask their cherished horror film classics, delve into their sources of inspiration, and much more. This engrossing cinematic piece also grants an exclusive platform to renowned icons of the horror film realm, who candidly discuss the profound impact their movies have had on shaping the horror genre. Moreover, they reveal the intriguing connections they share with metal artists and elucidate the synergistic relationship between metal and horror. Prepare to be enthralled by compelling interviews featuring the likes of Alice Cooper, John Carpenter, Rob Zombie, Kirk Hammett, Corey Taylor, Jonathan Davis, Philip Anselmo, Sid Haig, and an array of other notable personalities from the realms of metal and horror.

Streaming now:

Experience the emergence of a revolutionary rock group, Kitty, as they make their grand return to the spotlight after an absence since 2013. This extraordinary reunion concert, commemorating their 20th anniversary, showcases members from various epochs, making it a truly remarkable event. Serving as the exhilarating finale to their comprehensive documentary, “Kitty: Beginnings/Transformations,” this show promises an indelible display of forceful, rapid, and fierce metal. Brace yourself for an unparalleled performance, two decades in the forging, that will be etched in history.

Kitty is an influential rock band known for their heavy and aggressive metal sound. They gained recognition for their groundbreaking music and were at the forefront of the rock scene during their active years. With their intense performances and powerful lyrics, Kitty left an indelible mark on the music industry and continues to inspire fans worldwide.

Streaming now:

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating documentary “Andre Matos – Maestro of Rock.” Featuring never-before-seen footage, including an exclusive final interview with the revered artist conducted mere months before his untimely passing, this film traces the remarkable path of Brazil’s greatest heavy metal vocalist. Despite his aversion to the spotlight, Andre Matos rose to worldwide fame, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.

“Andre Matos – Maestro of Rock” meticulously portrays the entirety of the vocalist’s career, delving into both triumphant and controversial moments. No aspect is left unexplored, including the tumultuous separation of Angra and Shaman, providing a platform for all those involved to express their perspectives and narratives.

The first chapter of this compelling documentary immerses viewers in Andre’s profound connection with music from a tender age. It unveils the genesis of his inaugural band, Viper, formed in 1985 when the members were all teenage prodigies. Remarkably, Andre, the youngest at a mere 14 years old, played a pivotal role in Viper’s groundbreaking debut album, “Soldiers of Sunrise,” a seminal milestone in the nascent history of Brazilian metal. However, after reaching the pinnacle of international success with their second album, “Theater of Fate,” Andre chose to depart from Viper and devoted himself entirely to the pursuit of classical music studies, forever altering the trajectory of his life and career.

Finally, the long-awaited tale of his extraordinary journey will be unveiled in this momentous documentary, directed by Anderson Bellini. Coinciding with the day Andre would have celebrated his 50th birthday, “Andre Matos – Maestro of Rock” pays homage to an iconic figure and offers an intimate glimpse into the life and legacy of a true musical maestro.

Coming soon!

“Enslaved,” A 12 episode series offering a detailed insight into the history of the band.

Enslaved, the Norwegian band known for their black metal roots, has garnered unwavering adoration from their dedicated fanbase. Over the span of a quarter century, they have left an indelible mark on the extreme metal scene, starting from their early days of pure black metal. Throughout their journey, they have faced substantial criticism for straying from their original sound. However, they have managed to maintain a strong sense of respect and admiration within the community.

Unlike other bands that venture into different musical territories, Enslaved has never completely abandoned their black metal ethos. Instead, they have expanded their sonic palette, exploring new realms in the vast landscape of progressive music genres. Enslaved has become adept at skillfully blending shadows and contrasts, seamlessly integrating them into their compositions. Rather than relying solely on aggressive and brutal auditory assaults, they have found solace in tastefully filling unoccupied regions , creating a unique artistic experience. Enslaved’s transformation has birthed an unparalleled and unmistakably distinctive style, setting their music apart from the rest.

Coming Soon!

In the annals of heavy metal, one band stands out as an emblem of unbridled rebellion and sheer theatricality: Twisted Sister. Hailing from New York City, this iconic group carved their name into the bedrock of rock ‘n’ roll history with their electrifying performances and unapologetic attitude.

Formed in the mid-1970s, Twisted Sister was led by the enigmatic and flamboyant frontman, Dee Snider. With his signature wild hair and captivating stage presence, Snider became the face of the band, embodying the spirit of unyielding defiance.

It was in the early 1980s that Twisted Sister exploded onto the scene with their debut album, “Under the Blade.” The raw power of their music and the rebellious anthems, such as “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” resonated deeply with a generation seeking liberation from societal norms.

Their sophomore release, “Stay Hungry,” propelled Twisted Sister to even greater heights. The album’s massive success, fueled by the timeless hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” catapulted the band into the stratosphere of rock stardom. Twisted Sister’s over-the-top music videos, featuring their rebellious and comedic personas, further solidified their place in the hearts of fans worldwide.

Throughout their career, Twisted Sister fearlessly challenged the status quo, both through their music and their unwavering commitment to freedom of expression. They became a symbol of empowerment for countless fans, uniting under the banner of heavy metal and a shared love for loud, unapologetic rock music.

Though their heyday may have waned, Twisted Sister’s impact continues to reverberate through the halls of rock history. Their legacy as an emblem of rebellion and unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll remains intact, forever etched in the annals of heavy metal mythology.

Coming in August

Hey Metalheads!

Prepare for an inferno of new heavy music titles arriving this month. Brace yourself for the headbanging lineup:

July 14:

  • Kittie – Live in London
  • Heavy Trip
  • Andre Matos – Maestro Do Rock, Episode 1

July 24:

  • Enslaved – Heimvegen (12 episode series)
  • Alice Cooper – Live From The Astroturf (Documentary & Concert)
  • Myrath – Live In Carthage
  • Stratovarius – Under Flaming Winter Skies
  • Tarja – Act 2

July 28:

  • We Are F*cking Twisted Sister
  • Gamma Ray – 30 Year Anniversary
  • Gamma Ray – Live Skeletons & Majesties
  • Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon
  • Alcatrazz – Live In Japan 1984

Gear up for a July filled with brutal riffs, pounding drums, and mind-blowing vocals. Horns up, Thunderflix Team

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The Top 8 Things You Need To Watch On Thunderflix

For those of you in the metal community living under under a rock, Thunderflix, the first streaming service thats been dubbed the metal Netflix is full of great content. There are new things being added on a weekly basis including documentaries, live concerts and feature films. Creator Samuel Douek has created a metalhead oasis where you can escape the mundane and immerse yourself in metal culture. Below Metal Lair’s list of 8 things you need to watch now!


1. Death – Death By Metal: Released 2016 and Directed by Felipe Belalcazar Produced by Mental Pictures.

This documentary follows the story of how legendary founder and front man Chuck Shouldiner, founder of the band Death broke boundaries and created a whole new genre of metal. You hear the boundary-crushing metal he wrote and performed for his band Death and follow his never-ending pursuit for musical perfection.

Born May 13, 1967, he was an American musician from Orlando, Florida. He founded his band in 1983, in which he was the lead vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter and only continuous member until his death in 2001.

We hear commentary from musicians, label executives, bandmates, friends and family. There’s candid footage of Chuck. We see interviews, hear entertaining anecdotes by those who knew him well and see Death live in concert. A very interesting and intimate look at his life.

2. Until The Light Takes Us: Directed by Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell. Released 2018.

A grim and frostbitten documentary that touches on the history Norway’s infamous, artistic and cultural black metal underground music scene. This is a subgenre of music born from figures with lifestyles and back stories that rival the Nordic folklore often associated with the style.

The film is framed around how the real-life deaths of Mayhem’s Aarseth and Per Yngve Ohlin contributed to the reputation of black metal.

Directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell gain access to Burzum’s Varg Vikernes, Darkthrone’s Gylve Nagell, Mayhem’s Jan Axel Blomberg, and Satyricon’s Kjetil Haraldstad. The film covers rituals and violence within the black metal mythology and reveals what these artists are raging against. The documentary closes with a performance art suicide by Satyricon’s Kjetil Haraldstad.

3. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne: A 2011 film Directed by Mike Fleiss, Mike Piscitelli. Written and produced by Jack Osbourne.

The documentary chronicles Ozzy Osbourne’s life with footage of the Sabbath days. His rise, to fame. The Randy Rhoads days. Candid interviews with band mates, friends, musicians and family members. His struggle with sobriety and everything else in between.

Its definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already seen it.

4. Powerwolf The Monumental Mass: A cinematic metal event. Release date: July 8, 2022.

At the end of 2021, POWERWOLF – the most successful German metal band to date – fascinated with a streaming event of unprecedented dimensions. Those who thought they had seen everything in the live sector were instantly proven wrong with unmatched audio production and visuals that can only be described as simply breathtaking.

The concept of THE MONUMENTAL MASS – A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT was conjured by POWERWOLF mastermind Matthew Greywolf, who is also involved in the screenplay, while Jörg Michael is responsible for the cinematic production. The artwork was once again created by Zsofia Dankova, with audio production, mixing and mastering by Kristian “Kohle” Bonifer.

5. Truth To Power: Released 2020.

Serj Tankian — lead singer of System of a Down uses music as a voice for social and political change. Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down leads with exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, TRUTH TO POWER allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress in 2019.

Set to an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, TRUTH TO POWER is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band.

6. Megadeth – A Night in Buenos Aires

A live concert event from metal legends Megadeth performing in Argentina 2005 before a thousands of adoring fans! Founder/ vocalist Dave Mustaine leads his band through several of Megadeth’s best loved tracks including

“Symphony Of Destruction,” “Tornado Of Souls,” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” PLUS several tracks from the then brand new album The System Has Failed!

7. Mötley CrĂĽe – The End – Live In Los Angeles: Released 2014, Directed by Christian Lamb.

On January 28, 2014, Mötley CrĂĽe held a press conference at Beacher’s Madhouse Theater in Hollywood, where they announced a final tour. The band became the first to sign a binding legal document known as a “cessation of touring” contract, preventing them from touring under the name Mötley CrĂĽe past the year 2015.

The tour eventually ended with three nights at the Staples Center in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles on December 28, 30 and 31st of 2015.

The visually stunning and final concert of Mötley CrĂĽe’s final tour, Mötley CrĂĽe: The End was captured with 30 cameras in Ultra HD 4K in front of a sold out crowd of die hard Mötley CrĂĽe fans.

The film, which features documentary footage shot by “Jackass” Creator and Director Jeff Tremaine and the full concert performance directed Christian Lamb (Madonna, Rihanna, Taylor Swift) is a one of a kind and unique experience for Mötley CrĂĽe fans and beyond!

8. Super Duper Alice Cooper: 2014 Canadian biographical documentary film about shock rock musician Alice Cooper, written and directed by Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema.

Super Duper Alice Cooper is the twisted tale of a teenage mad scientist whose cloning experiment ran amok. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as frontman for a group of Phoenix freaks in the sixties to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the seventies to the winking comeback as glam metal godfather in the eighties, we will watch in wonder as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s souls.

The story is told in the from of a “doc opera”, a dizzying blend of documentary archive materials and rock opera. In a culture marked by defining figures, Super Duper Alice Cooper will cement the myth of Alice Cooper.

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“Stream The Lightning: Thunderflix’s Resounding Call for Quality Metal in The Mainstream”

Thunderflix is the latest platform to hit the streaming scene, catering specifically to metalheads. Let me tell you, as a music aficionado, Thunderflix does not disappoint.

Spanning across all metal sub-genres the platform offers a vast selection of music, documentaries, behind the scenes footage and concerts. Its the worlds first on-demand metal streaming service. The best part is that its all ad- free!

Thunderflix is the conception of mastermind Samuel Douek who’s worked in film most of his life. Samuel is a die-hard metalhead who has been passionate about the metal genre since his teenage years. Growing up in a small town in Mexico City with limited access to metal music, he turned to the internet to discover new bands and connect with other metalheads. It was through this online community that he realized the need for a streaming service that caters specifically to metal fans.

Samuel spent years researching and studying the music industry, learning about the challenges faced by metal bands and their fans. He took note of how the mainstream media often overlooked and ignored metal and how metal fans had very limited resources to access their favorite bands and content. This led him to the idea of creating Thunderflix, a stage that would provide a space for metalheads to celebrate their love of the metal genre.

Thunderflix is a subscription based model aptly priced at $6.66 a month and they are always adding new content. Thunderflix can be streamed from any mobile device or TV with streaming access. Explore and download the app on the Thunderflix website here:

The platform’s interface is sleek, and easy to navigate, making it a joy to browse through the extensive library of metal content. Thunderflix has not forgotten about the importance of quality. The audio is top notch, allowing viewers to fully immerse themselves in the metal experience.

One of the many stand out features of Thunderflix is their selection of live performances. The platform offers concerts from some of the biggest names in the metal industry such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Behemoth and Iron Maiden just to name a few. They also have performances from up-and-coming bands. This gives everyone a chance to experience the energy and excitement of live shows from the comfort of their own homes.

For metal connoisseurs, having a premium rostrum such as Thunderflix is essential for several reasons. Firstly, metal music is a genre that demands high-quality sound. The intricate guitar riffs, thunderous drums and mastery of soaring vocals need to be experienced with crystal clear audio to truly appreciate the power and intensity of the music. Thunderflix is a touchstone that provides just that.

Secondly metal is misunderstood and misrepresented by mainstream media. Metalheads have been subjected to lack of exceptional metal content for far too long. Thunderflix addresses this issue by setting the stage for metal to showcase the diversity of the genre and offers a wide variety of content that has been overlooked by other streaming services.

In creating Thunderflix, Samuel Douek sends a powerful message about the inequality and lack of metal. He is challenging the mainstream narrative that has neglected metal for far too long.

Overall, Thunderflix is an excellent podium that delivers on its promise to provide a quality streaming service catered to metal fans. Thunderflix emphasizes on metal content, high- quality sound and video, and its user friendly. Thunderflix is a must have for any metal fan.

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Introducing Thunderflix — The First All-Metal App Delivering Content in All Forms

INTRODUCING THUNDERFLIX — THE FIRST ALL-METAL APP DELIVERING HD, EXPLOSIVELY HEAVY CONTENT IN ALL FORMS

CHECK OUT THE THUNDERFLIX SITE HERE!

A Netflix for metal that costs $6.66 and promises to pay the bands more than other streaming services made by metalheads for metalheads.

Born out of the inability to find high-quality, heavy metal to entertain himself as a lifelong music fan, Samuel Douek has created and released the world’s very first on-demand library of content that metalheads everywhere will bang their heads to. Enter THUNDERFLIX, Douek’s answer to quench a thirst for metal entertainment. A complete library, filled to the brim with documentaries, films, interviews, live concerts, behind-the-scenes features of some of heavy metal’s best and brightest, accessible on any device, at any time.

With a fully-subscription based model, THUNDERFLIX will be available worldwide at the very apropos price of $6.66 per month and $66.60 per year. This enables the app to ditch the bootleg and welcome in the crisp visuals of the blood and sweat that go into the creation of any and all things heavy.

Explore and download the app today through the official THUNDERFLIX website, here.

We’re not talking about just any ol’ bands, by the way. THUNDERFLIX will be granting subscribers with “Making Ofs” with Iron Maiden, directorial debuts of short films featuring Watain, and legendary documentaries on the shock-rock king himself Alice Cooper. This is just a small dip into the massive library of this powerhouse app. Out now, it’s time for fans of all music to dive into this first-of-its-kind app. More familiar faces you’ll be running into on THUNDERFLIX? Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and Velvet Revolver just to name a few…

Innovator and acquisition rights specialist Douek puts it simply: “Imagine a Netflix, but all metal.” Examining the fan experience, he goes on to explain, “YouTube had stuff plagued with ads. Some are really low resolution… and just not enjoyable..,” noting his plan as “THUNDERFLIX to be the main library of official concerts and films that have come out in the last 30+ years. Concerts that only existed on VHS or DVD, even those DVDs we got on the Ltd Edt digipaks with bonus concerts or making ofs.” In a world that can be muddled by big business, metalheads can bang their head in approval, as Douek provides everything “from Death Metal to Speed to Black to Thrash and Power and Folk… all metal. It’s important people know, THUNDERFLIX is made by metalheads for metalheads. We’re not a big corporation, we’re metalheads that want to enjoy our concerts and documentaries! We want to pay artists and labels their fair amount. And we want everyone to enjoy it!”

In the name of metal, THUNDERFLIX salutes you!