Behind The Suit and Tie, a long-in-the-making documentary on the metal industry, appears to finally be on the brink of release, as a six-minute trailer has been released:


The film features one-on-one interviews with many notable who’s whos of the metal scene (including many of our friends and participants in the No Label Needed series) discussing piracy, corruption and the future of the record label.

According to a press release, the 90-minute DVD will contain insight from:

  • Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
  • Jason Lekberg (Epic Records)
  • Doug Keogh (Roadrunner Records)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret Music)
  • Paul Conroy (Ferret Music)
  • Ray Harkins (Century Media Records)
  • Al Dawson (Earache Records)
  • Missi Callazzo (MegaForce Records)
  • Alan Becker (RED Distribution)
  • Burt Goldstein (Big Daddy Distribution)
  • Eddie Trunk (VH1 Classic, Q104.3, Sirius XM)
  • Pat Egan (Re Records)
  • Ralph Graupner (Indevent Music)
  • Gary Susalis (Music Choice)
  • Ged Cook (Demolition Records)
  • Bryan Mechutan (Demolition Records)
  • Lee Barrett (Ascendance Records)
  • Adam Watson (Plastic Head Distribution)
  • David Ellefson
  • Erik Rogers (Dangerous New Machine)
  • Tairrie B Murphy, Mick Murphy
  • Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Mercenary Management)
  • Rayny Forster (Moshpit Tragedy Records)

Commented creator/producer Robert Bolger Jr., “Unlike most music documentaries, Behind The Suit and Tie will spend more time with the people behind the labels rather than the more musician-focused approach of most music documentaries to address piracy, corruption, manipulation issues and the future of a record label.”

The DVD package is expected to be released some time in June on a label to be announced.