After a few years in-the-making, there’s a new music doc on the digital outlets right now, and one worth checking out for anyone looking for an inside look at the lives of the touring musician. Featuring interviews and performances by members of The Sword, Grizfolk, David Ramirez, Def Leppard, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday, Limp Bizkit, Weezer and more, Long Way To The Top “takes you on the road with professional musicians to look at the highs and lows of living the dream.” Check out the trailer and details below…
From the Official Announcement: While newcomers The Sword, Grizfolk and David Ramirez hold center stage through musical performances and looks behind the scenes of their tours, other interview subjects include members of Def Leppard, Weezer, Phantom Planet, Limp Bizkit, Nine Inch Nails and more. As director Rob Montague stresses, “It’s important to showcase every genre of music. Though one band may consider themselves heavy metal and another pop, the journey they take is the same. It’s just the details that are different.”
Montague and his producers really clicked with metal band The Sword, recognizing a driven and commitment to their art, “They are a blue collar band, living on the road.” Producer Taylor Wallace, who is an event manager for the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater and other venues, agrees, noting, “The Sword is a band that takes the time to talk to their fans and savor the crowd every show. They’re in it for the music.”
Formed in 2003 and hailing from music capital, Austin, TX, the heavy metal band is currently celebrating the release of their album “Low Country.” 2012’s “Apocryphon” debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200, marking their highest entry on the chart. Since first emerging with 2006’s “Age of Winters,” the group has been extolled by everyone from Rolling Stone and The Washington Post to Revolver and Decibel. Metallica personally chose them as support for a global tour, and they’ve earned high-profile syncs in movies including “Jennifer’s Body” and Jonas Åkerlund’s “Horsemen.”
Says film co-producer Thom Hazaert (EMP LABEL GROUP) says, “I watched Rob and Taylor work on this film for YEARS, with the kind of determination I can barely even fathom. At the end, it is such an accurate and intimate look at the heart of the independent touring musician. I recommend ANYONE to check it out.”
Check out the film now on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Red Bull TV, Google Play and more.