Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine Review
…Somethin's at the edge of your mind, you don't know what it is. …Pretty Sure this BangerFilms Doc will answer that.
Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine
Directors: Sam Dunn Marc Ricciardelli
Stars: Rik Emmett Mike Levine Gil Moore
Directed by Banger Films’ Sam Dunn and Marc Ricciardelli, the documentary chronicles the career of the multi-gold and platinum-selling power rock band, Triumph, and is produced by Banger Films in association with Revolver Films, Bell Media’s Crave, Live Nation Productions, NBC Universal Canada, Slaight Communications Inc. and the Rogers Documentary Fund. “TRIUMPH: ROCK & ROLL MACHINE” will be released in Canada by Bell Media with international distribution rights represented by WaZabi Films.
The Film Clocks in at about 1 hour and 37minutes
You Probably know Banger Films from some of their prior epic work.
ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
Triumph, The Canadian rock trio which includes: drummer/singer Gil Moore, singer/guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine dominated North American radio and MTV in the ‘80s with hits such as “Lay It On the Line,” “Hold On,” and “Magic Power.” They Were Peaking when they Played The Famous "US Festival" Sunday May 29th, 1983 "Metal Day." That Featured: Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Triumph, Scorpions, and The Mighty Van Halen.
Despite being one of the world’s biggest rock bands, the group split at the height of their fame and seemingly disappeared without explanation to their fans or media.
Enter: 2021 and Sam Dunn, Marc Ricciardelli of Banger Films
They were able to capture the story of the band, the history of the band, and reveal the untold answers to the questions of why?
All this is captured while at the same time the band is preparing for a mega fan event at Metal Works Studios in Ontario (Gil Moore's Studio) The film shows some of most die hard fans and their passion, emotions and their amazing collections of Triumph memorabilia.
These Mega Fans were given tickets to the mega fan event, and it is parallel to winning a Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka. I could not imagine being included in this event and how special it was. You shall See.
I will not give away too much info on this documentary, as you should see it for yourself, and I would not want to give away any spoilers.
If you're thinkin' it over but you just can't sort it out
Do you want someone to tell you what they think it's all about
A little magic power makes it better than it seems
The only Negative: I wish the film was longer, hours longer.
The only Need: I hope this film is a launching pad for Triumph to return to the live stages again, or even better create some new music together.
Their music is the magic power
And the music keeps you goin' and it's never gonna stop
It's never gonna stop, it's never gonna, never gonna, never gonna stop.
Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine
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