Heavy Metal Guitar Competition Series Shredders of Metal to Premiere on BangerTV


The first talent competition series dedicated to heavy metal guitar. Six episodes to be released daily during “Shredders Week” – July 23-28
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BANGER FILMS has announced its original webseries SHREDDERS OF METAL will premiere on Monday, July 23rd — kicking off a special “Shredders‘ Week” on BangerTV‘s YouTube channel.

SHREDDERS OF METAL is the first talent competition show dedicated to heavy metal music. Seven guitarists will showcase their shredding skills for a panel of three judges: Alex Skolnick (Testament), Daniel Dekay (Diemonds, BangerTV) and Sam Dunn (Banger Films Co-Founder).The series host is comedian BLAYNE SMITH (Yuk Yuk‘s, BangerTV).

Seven guitarists were chosen from video submissions.  The SHREDDERS OF METAL Finalists are:

TIM BROWN (Edmonton, Alberta)
Guitarist for traditional heavy metal band Striker

FRANKIE C (Toronto, Ontario)
Guitarist for epic death metal band Vesperia, 2015 International Wacken Metal Battle Champions.

SIM DIAMOND (Lévi, Quebec)
Records as the solo instrumental project Universal Minds

RIC GALVEZ (Toronto, Ontario)
Guitarist for blackened death metal band Astaroth Incarnate, studies classical guitar at York University

BRI LUE-KIM (London, Ontario)
Plays guitar and bass for a variety of heavy bands including Necrosaurus Rex, Specks and The Alcohollys.

DERRYL VI (North York, Ontario)
Melodic thrash guitarist who records under the name VI

ALEX ZUBAIR (Toronto, Ontario)
Founder of death metal Nepheluim currently recording as AZP.

The SHREDDERS OF METAL digital series is produced by Banger Films with the support of the Bell Fund.


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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