A Band Called Death (2011)

Band Called Death
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords 1970s, African-American, brothers, musician, performer, rock, siblings
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jeff Howlett Director n/a 2 2000001
Mark Covino Director n/a 2 2000002
Matthew Perniciaro Producer n/a 3 3000001
Scott Mosier Producer n/a 3 3000002
Kevin Mann Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jerry Ferrara Producer n/a 3 3000004
Mark Covino Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rich Fox Editor n/a 172 7000001
Synopsis
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in 1971 by three teenage brothers in Detroit, Michigan, the African-American group is widely acknowledged as being one of the first punk bands. After years of struggling with canceled contracts, increasing debts, inner family tragedy and a controversial name that barred them from future success, Death sold off their instruments and disbanded with their recordings lying dormant in an attic for decades. After years of silence, Death's moment finally arrived following unexpected demand from rabid internet fans and record collectors, which ushered renowned appreciation and a swarm of national media attention that has now secured their place in the annals of rock history.