The MetalSucks Guide to SXSW 2013: The Metal Flicks

  • Corey Mitchell

The MetalSucks Guide to SXSW 2013: The Metal Flicks

Also be sure to check out our lists of Official Metal SXSW Showcases and Metal Day Parties for SXSW 2013.

Metal makes its presence felt on the big screen as well at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. There is, of course, Black Metal, the short film that I worked on as a consultant and music supervisor. It features music from Vesperian Sorrow, Pallbearer, and Horned Almighty. Hopefully you caught it here when it screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

There is another short film that features black metal musicians but is much less serious called Necronomica (pictured above). I’ve seen it and dug it. Very funny.

Dave Grohl’s Sundance hit Sound City makes its Texas debut this week. I’m sure Mr. Grohl will be there for the intro and Q&A. Celebrities featured in the documentary that are already going to be at SXSW for other gigs include Stevie Nicks and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. Expect them to be traipsing around town checking out the film. See my review of Sound City from Sundance.

Rob Zombie brings his wildly mixed reviewed The Lords of Salem for two screenings. He’ll be signing books at the Austin Convention Center and there will be a red carpet as well.

One that I really want to check out is Downloaded. It’s the story of Napster as directed by one of the Bill & Teds (Alex Winter). Here’s hoping for lots of Lars Ulrich.

A quad of punk rock films look intriguing: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, The Punk Singer, The Punk Syndrome and A Band Called Death.

The one film that looks to hit home the most is a narrative entitled Zero Charisma. Looks like another metalhead movie that stereotypes genre fans, but it does look pretty funny.

Then there’s some Jared Leto and Green Day shit, but the less said about them, the better.


Friday, March 8


9:30 PM

Sound City – SXSatellite: Alamo Village

Saturday, March 9

11:15 AM

Black Metal – Topfer Theatre at ZACH

1:45 PM

Necronomica – Topfer Theatre at ZACH

Sunday, March 10


6:15 PM

Downloaded – Paramount Theatre

10:00 PM

The Punk Singer – Vimeo Theater

Monday, March 11


2:00 PM

Black Metal – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

4:30 PM

Necronomica – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

7:15 PM

Zero Charisma – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

9:15 PM

The Punk Singer – Alamo Ritz 2

11:59 PM

The Lords of Salem – Topfer Theatre at ZACH *RED CARPET with Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Jeffrey Daniel Phillips in attendance.

Tuesday, March 12


1:45 PM

Downloaded – Vimeo Theater

6:45 PM

The Punk Syndrome – Violet Crown 1&2

7:15 PM

The Punk Singer – SXSatellite: Alamo Village

9:30 PM

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer – Stateside Theatre

Wednesday, March 13


1:45 PM

Necronomica – Vimeo Theater

4:30 PM

Black Metal – Vimeo Theater

7:00 PM

Zero Charisma – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

The Punk Syndrome – Violet Crown 1&2

The Punk Singer – Stateside Theater

7:15 PM

Sound City – Paramount Theatre – *RED CARPET with Dave Grohl in attendance. Expect lots of other celebrity musicians to show up as well.

11:30 PM

The Lords of Salem – Alamo Ritz 2

Thursday, March 14


7:15 PM

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer – Paramount Theatre

A Band Called Death – Vimeo Theater

Friday, March 15


11:00 AM

Zero Charisma – Topfer Theatre at ZACH

1:30 PM

Sound City – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

2:15 PM

The Punk Syndrome – Alamo Ritz 2

2:45 PM

Broadway Idiot – Paramount Theatre *RED CARPET with Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, John Gallagher Jr., Tom Hulce, Doug Hamilton – Director of Broadway Idiot; and Tim Wheeler – Director of ¡Cuatro!

4:15 PM

¡Cuatro! – Paramount Theatre

Saturday, March 16


11:15 AM

A Band Called Death – Alamo Ritz 1

4:30 PM

Downloaded – Vimeo Theater

Don’t forget to purchase your Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival badges today! Bands announced so far: Down, Crowbar, Phil H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Austin, TX, October 25-27, 2013.

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