As a New York native, still residing in Brooklyn, Adam Dubin seems an unlikely choice to direct a definitive documentary about the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal scene.
But Dubin, 55, came to make “Murder in the Front Row” — making its metro area premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 3 — honestly.
The director of early Beastie Boys music videos for “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” and “No Sleep til Brooklyn,” Dubin began working with Metallica nearly 30 years ago, directing music videos, documentaries and concert films for the group. That experience piqued his interest in the world Metallica came from, which resulted in the documentary.
“Murder in the Front Row” is a testament to Dubin’s extensive