Award-winning director Matt “The Lord” Zane and co-director Dagon Destroyer have begun working on a new documentary exploring the shock rock genre. This will be Zane’s follow-up to 2022’s documentary “The Altered Noise” which was about his former bandmate DV Karloff.
In the new film, Dagon and Zane will be interviewing various artists as well as discussing their own contributions to the genre that they became heavily involved with when Zane began body suspension during the band performances in 2002.
In addition to interviews, Zane’s band SOCIETY 1, featuring Dagon on drums, will be followed by a camera crew when they hit the road for next year’s “Rise Of The Machine” tour with Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope.
“This isn’t just going to be some rehash of a shock rock documentary. Yes we’ll have the interviews but it’s also a story about my personal experience with body suspension and if shock rock will be accepted in this political climate during the next tour.” said Zane.
The movie will jump between the present and newly acquired footage of the band during their most controversial times between the years 2002 and 2006.
“I’m making this film with Lord Zane who is arguably the most extreme shock rocker of our generation. He suspended, over my drumset by meathooks when I was only 18-years-old and my life was turned upside down being subjected to such debaucherous and dangerous behavior while we were on tour. Two decades later, we’ve rejoined forces to make a film that sets out to tell the story of our lower nature and to give people an insider look at the length performances artists are willing to go to be remembered.” said Dagon.
“I was 19 years old when we filmed our Nothing music video for the album Exit Through Fear with Zane suspending over my drumset. The tours afterward were insane. Everything about Society 1 was insane, especially for a kid. It’s surreal that we’re joining forces again
after 20 years and that we’re out with Fear Factory and Static-X. It’s a dream for me. These two bands are a huge part of my life.” said Dagon
As soon as a release date is announced we’ll let you know.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
02/24 @ TBA – Fresno, CA
02/25 @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
02/27 @ Roseland – Portland, OR
02/28 @ Showbox – Seattle, WA
03/01 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C.
03/02 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
03/03 @ Revolution Music Hall – Boise, ID
03/04 @ Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
03/05 @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
03/07 @ Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
03/08 @ El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
03/09 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
03/10 @ House of Blues – Dallas, TX
03/11 @ The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
03/12 @ House Of Blues – Houston, TX
03/14 @ Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
03/15 @ Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
03/16 @ Underground – Charlotte, NC
03/17 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
03/18 @ T.L.A. – Philadelphia, PA
For more dates, information, and tickets visit the official Society 1 site.