VH1 Classic and CreateSpace, an Amazon.com, Inc. company, today announced the exclusive DVD release of Metal Evolution, the biggest and most comprehensive documentary series ever made on the genesis of heavy metal and hard rock, via Amazon.com and shop.vh1.com on March 27. Metal Evolution is VH1 Classic’s top-rated 2012 series to date. The three-disc set, featuring all 11 episodes of the show hosted by noted metal aficionado, anthropologist and filmmaker Sam Dunn, crisscrosses the globe to bring viewers along on an intense journey through the genre’s musical history, spanning more than four decades. Special features include an informative interview with Dunn from VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. The episodes are also available now digitally on Amazon Instant Video.
“We are very excited to bring VH1’s powerful and comprehensive documentary series to music lovers and devoted metal fans on DVD and digitally for the first time ever,” said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. “Amazon’s CreateSpace on Demand service makes it easy for networks like VH1 Classic to make the content that fans want readily available quickly and cost-effectively.”
“Metal Evolution has been a breakthrough television series for VH1 Classic, a perfect fit for our audience of classic music experts. The series highlights the passion and intelligence on the part of the creators, performers, and fans of metal music — a genre often overlooked by critics. Our partners at Banger Films created a fascinating series with emotion, humor, and lots of really, really awesome music,” said Ben Zurier, EVP VH1 Programming Strategy.