That title was originally a typo…but it seemed strangely appropriate so I thought I’d leave it. Its a wrap for the final stretch of filming on Nick Calpakdjian’s doco looking back at the history of Metal music in Australia, and it’s been a blast!

Some highlights from this trip were the straight edge BBQ with Matt Young at the Tote in Melbourne.

You want some corn with your Metal?! Matt Young of King Parrot

You want some corn with your Metal?! Matt Young of King Parrot

A day spent with Tim Charles and the guys of Ne Obliviscaris as they recorded some final tracks for their new album…

In the studio with Ne Obliviscaris

In the studio with Ne Obliviscaris

Xenoyr (Marc Campbell) from Ne Obliviscaris ready to lay down a vocal track

Xenoyr (Marc Campbell) ready to record a vocal track

Managing to carry on the tradition of having a skull in each interview or at least the interview cutaway (I was suggesting to Nick that this could be part of the ‘Spot a skull and scull’ drinking game that could come packaged with the DVD).

Skulls

One of many to feature in the series

And a beautiful few days in Hobart (what a magical place) where the weather was just perfect and we even got a few location shots squeezed in.

Beautiful Hobart from Mt Wellington (thanks for the drive up there Chalky)

Beautiful Hobart from Mt Wellington (thanks for the drive up there Chalky)

In terms of Hobart highlights however its hard to go past the carpet circa 1978 that features on the walls of the band room at the Brisbane Hotel, undeniably the most suitable carpet I have ever seen for such a location. Here’s Nick showing us how low-key it truly is;

Nick in Serious Director mode at the Brisbane Hotel (Hobart)

Nick in serious Director mode (or “Have you white balanced yet?”) at the Brisbane Hotel

Nick is currently looking at cutting the doco into a three-part series and there have been some positive noises of interest made by a broadcaster in terms of a Post Production purchase so fingers (or axes) crossed. It’s been a huge effort to make this documentary happen and all credit to Nick for pushing the proverbial to get it off the ground and to everyone who have supported the piece coming to life.

If you want to be first in line to get your copy of the series when its shrink wrapped and done, head over to the website or follow the updates on facebook.

Here’s a few more stills from an earlier shoot last year.