Watch the trailer for a horror film about a priest who murders heavy metal fans

Detail from Death To Metal film poster
(Image credit: Death To Metal)

A trailer has been launched for Death To Metal, a metalsploitation horror comedy film that tells the story of a disturbed priest who, after a freak accident, "is transformed into a mutated killing machine on a mission to wipe out the godless fans of heavy metal music."

Death To Metal was first shown in 2019, and won the Best Feature Film award at the Spooky Empire Film Festival, but has now been acquired by Wild Eye Releasing, who plan to release the film on digital platforms next month. A new NSFW trailer - as well as the original NSFW trailer from 2019 - can be watched below.       

“It’s a fun bloody throw-back film to the campy low-budget horror films of the 80s,” says the writer/director Tim Connery. “We really set out to make a film for those delirious late hours of the night, one you could cheer, boo, laugh with, just have fun. And luckily that was the exact reception we received out in Tampa during the Spooky Empire Film Fest."

The cast of Death To Metal includes Dan Flannery as Father Brennan, Chelsea Byers as Demon Grandma and Cut Throat Goth, Ben Johnson as Metal Minion #2, Trent Johnson as Mutated Kilborn, Nate Lang as Dead Bottle Guy and Keri Schwanekamp Passed Out Chick. 

Which all bodes well. But is Death To Metal any good? We've no idea, but a review at the Horror Society website is positive, claiming that "the kills are gory and the practical effects are fucking amazing" before confirming that "most hardcore slasher fans will really appreciate the deaths in this one." 

Sounds cool. 

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.