MVD Releasing ‘Band vs. Brand’ Documentary

MVD Entertainment Group will release the documentary Band vs. Brand on DVD and digital Feb. 12.

Band vs. Brand examines the current state of the music business and on how branding of rock groups often has more power than the band members.

Directed by Bob Nalbandian (“Inside Metal”), the film features interviews from top industry executives and musicians, including David Ellefson of Megadeth, Jack Russell from Jack Russell’s Great White, Nik Turner and Nicky Garrett from Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, Dave Lombardo from Suicidal Tendencies and formerly with Slayer, Marc Ferrari from Keel, Frank DiMino from Angel, Mike Varney from Shrapnel Records, Pat Gesualdo from The Hall of Heavy Metal History, manager Adam Parsons (Uriah Heep, Saxon, Europe, Thin Lizzy/BSR), guitarist/songwriter Jean Beauvoir (Plasmatics, Little Steven) and more.

The film will have its world premiere Jan. 23 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, Calif., just prior to the annual The Hall of Heavy Metal History Gala. The premiere is open to the public for free, while fans can purchase tickets to the gala for $30 each. For information, visit