GREG MOFFITT TO COLLABORATE ON UK THRASH BOOK/FILM PROJECT
Renowned music scribe Greg Moffitt is to team up with the makers of UK thrash documentary ‘A History Of A Time To Come’, currently in production, to write an accompanying book. The book promises to expand in further details on what is covered in the documentary, and will discuss the development, decline and eventual re-emergence of U.K. thrash in recent years.
Moffitt explains; “In 2003 I had the idea to set out the story of U.K. thrash. I lived through the scene as a teenager and felt that although the U.K. was the underdog compared to, say, the US and Germany, there was still a great tale to tell. It’s a story of the British bulldog spirit facing down adversity and in that sense U.K. thrash was typical of the nation. With few exceptions, British thrash bands received very little global coverage back in the day, so this is also a largely untold story. When I originally devised the book concept, U.K. thrash was nothing but a dusty chapter in history. Today, things are quite different. The scene has sparked into life once again and veteran outfits continue to reform, some sounding better than ever. When I heard about the ‘A History of a Time to Come’ documentary and met the guys behind it, all the pieces finally fell into place and the timing was perfect.”
Both the film and the book are still in the production stages and the team behind them wish to hear from anyone who has anything to contribute with first hand stories, video/audio materials or pictures etc.