Filmed and edited over 10 years by rocker/photographer Duncan Wilder Johnson, Leave Behind A Groove In The Earth showcases archival footage of Sam Black Church in their element: LIVE! Interviews tell the story of a group of kids originally from West Virginia and Washington D.C. who moved to Boston and gave the world a sound, a style, and a live show never experienced before, and soon became classic.

Interviewees include: Dr. Know – Bad Brains, Page Hamilton – HELMET, D. Randall Bythe – Lamb Of God, Jesse Leach and Mike D’Antonio – Killswitch Engage, Trevor Phipps and Ken Susi – Unearth, Brian Fair – Shadows Fall, Neil Fallon – Clutch, Jonah Jenkins – Only Living Witness, Mark McKay and Steve Risteen – SLAPSHOT, and Dave Tree – TREE

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In the 1980’s hardcore punk music was born from the underground, spearheaded by bands like Black Flag and Bad Brains.

In the early 2000’s bands like Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Shadows Fall, and Lamb of God ruled the world’s concert halls as the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

But what’s the connection?

The answer is a Boston based-band from the 1990’s.called Sam Black Church.

“No one could touch ‘em. I mean it was like, “HOLY SHIT! What is this?”
-Allec Setten, Sony Records, formerly Geffen Records

“It was a band that everyone would stop and stare because they couldn’t believe what was happening on stage. Just total chaos, utter chaos.”
-Mike D’Antonio, Killswitch Engage

“There was no other front man like Jet.”
-Brian Fair, Shadows Fall