Metal Lords is the new Netflix comedy written by Game Of Thrones writer D.B. Weiss and is executive produced by Game Of Thrones producer David Benioff. Metal Lords also features executive music producer and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and stars Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, and Adrian Greensmith.
Metal Lords is described as such by Netflix:
Two kids start 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.Netflix
Speaking to Billboard, Morello said the show speaks pretty well to his experience liking heavy music as a kid.
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 and 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.RATM guitarist Tom Morello