When: Mon., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. 2012
Slow Southern Steel is the first documentary film to explore the true underbelly of heavy metal music in the American South. Director CT of Little Rock sludge rockers Rwake delves into a day in the lives of such Georgia-based acts as Zoroaster, Torche, and Kylesa, to the more exotic locale’s that sprouted Dark Castle, Eyehategod, Weedeater, and several more. Through interviews and live footage, the film captures a different side of the Dirty South, one that’s steeped in doom, angst, and ear-splitting feedback, riffage, and distortion. The film starts at 8 p.m. Hail!Hornet and Zoroaster start at 10 p.m.