UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of
Alternative Rock
Members of White Zombie, Queens Of The
Stone Age, Primus, Ministry and More Expose Truths in New Tell-All
Documentary About 90’s Alternative Rock
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It was the early 90’s – seemingly out of nowhere, a
little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists
like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant
record companies. These small underground bands branded as ‘alternative’ or
‘post-punk’, went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in
record sales – and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying
frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels
on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands
perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial
offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set
for life – so what happened?
Verity is revealed in UNDERGROUND INC.: The
Unsung Story of Alternative Rock
, an upcoming documentary destined to
be the ultimate look at the alternative punk and metal scene in the 90’s, and
a must see for serious music lovers. Told by the artists who pioneered a
sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story
of the 90’s – exposing viewers to an amazing catalog of the era’s rarities
and buried treasures, while re-living the struggles, triumphs and tragedies,
as well as the debauchery. UNDERGROUND INC. will dig beneath
the manufactured truth to explore what really happened, exploring a time
unlike any other in the music industry!
UNDERGROUND INC. features interviews with members of
seminal 90’s rock, punk and metal groups such as White Zombie, Queens Of
The Stone Age, Primus, Bad Religion, Stone Sour, Clutch, Red Fang, Failure,
Ministry, Quicksand, Helmet, Steve Albini, Sepultura
and dozens more. Viewers
are getting an in-depth, raw look at the scene from musicians who were at the
UNDERGROUND INC.‘s original music is composed by Peter Mengede (Helmet),
Grammy nominated record producer Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Bloc Party,
Death Cab For Cutie) and Mark Bradridge.
In order to get this documentary out of the creation
stages and into the homes of music lovers, the creators of UNDERGROUND
have launched a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter campaign
will run for 32 days, and the project goal is $40,000.
UNDERGROUND INC. Kickstarter rewards include:
– Copies of the film, exclusive featurettes and
– Drum lessons from Kellii Scott (Failure, Hole,
A Perfect Circle
– An RIAA Gold award for the classic Helmet album
– Exclusive t-shirts, jumpers and books from various
bands featured in the film
– Exclusive rock prints by international art
photographer Ken Schles… and much more!
Via their Kickstarter campaign, the UNDERGROUND
team states, “This team of professional filmmakers is
highly passionate about their music. We are obsessively committed to
delivering a mind blowing film, but some practical challenges still remain.
Let’s make this happen for the artists. For the
fans, for the uninitiated, for the generations to come that will be able to
be inspired by this until now untold history of some of the greatest music
ever amplified on the planet Earth.”

Read the full statement via the Kickstarter link above.
UNDERGROUND INC. Still of Neil Fallon
(Clutch) Interview
UNDERGROUND INC. is directed by award-winning Writer/Director Shaun Katz (Sleeping In Blood
). Having produced many music videos and short films, his
most recent short film won four international and local awards throughout
Australia and North America, including Best Short Film at the Las Vegas Film
Festival and Best Director at the Canada International Film Festival, among
others. His work has been featured at festivals worldwide, including Cannes
Film Festival.
Serving as Co-Editor/Co-Producer with Shaun, JB
Sapienza works out of New York and was the Editor/Co-Director of the prize
taking documentary My Name Is Jonah as well as a host of
notable music videos and animated shorts. You can watch his latest film here:
Regular collaborator Adam Lovett is a Boston based
Writer/Producer and freelance film journalist, who has worked with Shaun on
multiple successful projects including the much lauded short film Sleeping
In Blood City
Learn more about UNDERGROUND INC. and
keep track of the documentary’s progress via www.facebook.com/undergroundincorporated.