Metal and Monsters episode 1 reunites Robert Englund and Dream Warriors singer Don Dokken!

If ever there was a video destined to be featured as one of the Cool Horror Videos here on Arrow in the Head, it’s the one that can be found at the bottom of this article. Gibson Guitars has officially launched a new series on their Gibson TV YouTube channel, and it’s one that is dedicated to both the worlds of heavy metal and monster culture. Hosted by Rob Zombie bassist Matt “Count D” Montgomery, the show is called Metal and Monsters, and in the first episode they have reunited Robert Englund with Don Dokken, who sang and performed “Dream Warriors” with his appropriately named band Dokken.

“Dream Warriors” was, of course, the theme song for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (watch it HERE), which starred Englund as the iconic Freddy Krueger.

In the first episode of “Metal and Monsters,” Count D takes us to Elm Street as he reunites Don Dokken and Robert Englund to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the film “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” Featuring never before seen photos from the “Dream Warriors” video shoot, Robert and Don share stories of musical influences to behind-the-scenes tales of one of the most successful horror franchises in film history.

Throughout the 60 minute episode, viewers are also treated to different segments that explore the worlds of horror and heavy metal! In a segment titled “Tunes from The Crypt,” Count D revisits Metallica’s 1991 groundbreaking release “The Black Album” and gives fans a chance to win some exclusive prizes! And there’s more! Count D takes the monster squad on a field trip to the offices of Super7 in San Francisco to talk with founder Brian Flynn and the Super7 team to learn more about their projects with Motörhead, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth in a segment titled “Terror Trek.” But that’s not all! In a historical piece titled “Exhumed from The Tomb,” Count D sits down with guitarist Bill Steer from the legendary death metal band Carcass to explore the band’s 35-year history.

You can watch the first episode of Metal and Monsters and see Count D talk to Englund and Dokken in the embed below:

Source: Gibson TV

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