A new trailer has been released for Netflix’s upcoming comedy Metal Lords, which will premier on April 8th. Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello is the executive music producer of the film so we know it’s bound to be great.
Morello told Billboard “I grew up in a small, cloistered, conservative suburb where my musical tastes ran against the grain of almost everybody else in school and certainly all of the teachers, so this is something I can very much relate to. It’s a story of kids trying to get their first band together and having a dream, but perhaps not having the technical ability, or the artistic vision, to make that dream real. Or do they? For me, it harmonizes in a lot of ways with the real story of so many kids who are locked in these suburban hells, and the key to get out is an electric guitar or drums or rock ’n’ roll music. The music shows a way to transcend this stifled daily existence, to try to be something better, be something more authentic and true than what’s handed to you by your surroundings.”
According to Netflix, the plot revolves around “Two kids start[ing] a metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about metal. They can’t find a bassist, but there is this one girl who plays the cello. They need to work together if they’re ever going to win the Battle of the Bands.”
While you wait for the show to air next month, watch the trailer for Metal Lords here: