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Heavy Metal Gangs Of Wadeye

Vice’s online video hub VBS is currently streaming its latest documentary project, Heavy Metal Gangs Of Wadeye. The film sees the VBS crew travel to Wadeye – an isolated Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory – to profile the local youth gangs. Each group is formed around allegiances to different metal bands, most prominently Judas Priest, Metallica and Slayer.

Divided into two parts on the VBS site, Heavy Metal Gangs Of Wadeye is well worth a look. The filmmakers spent a week in Wadeye speaking to the gangs and other members of the community, even scoring an invite to the town disco.

As they say in the blurb: “No matter how much you claim to like metal, you’ve got absolutely nothing on these kids.” You can watch Heavy Metal Gangs Of Wadeye below, or head over to VBS to stream it.

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i_have_ADD said on the 30th Nov, 2009

that kangaroo bit is a little hectic!


mooney88 said on the 30th Nov, 2009

i was eating dinner at the time.


grattan said on the 21st Dec, 2009

The film is on tonight at Speakeasy Cinema - gold-coin donation entry and proceeds will go towards "a heavy metal concert of epic proportions in the music-starved town of Wadeye". Screening with a doco on "donk culture".

7pm for a 7:30pm start - Speakeasy Cinema at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


JackT said on the 22nd Dec, 2009

Fuck that video is good. I want to see this donk culture doco! What is there to say?