Thursday, April 21, 2022

Triumph documentary Rock & Roll Machine to premiere on

The Triumph documentary, “Rock & Roll Machine”, will see its global premiere next month on live music streaming site

Produced by Banger Films, the feature details the story of one of Canada’s biggest rock acts of the 1980s – from their humble beginnings as staples of the Toronto club circuit in the mid-'70s to selling out arenas and stadiums all across North America with their legendary live shows.

Formed in Mississauga, ON as a four-piece outfit in 1975, it was the addition of guitarist Rik Emmett to the lineup a few months later that led to Triumph re-launching as a trio that would see the release of a self-titled debut album in 1976 before 1977’s follow-up, “Rock & Roll Machine”, began to gain some attention from US radio.

Triumph would go on to release 9 studio albums ahead of Emmett’s departure in 1988; a tenth record, 1992’s “Edge Of Excess”, rounded out the catalogue before the group essentially disbanded the following year.

The 2021 film culminates in a live reunion as the Triumph delivered a three-song set that marked the band’s first performance in 11 years, as well as its first as a pure three-piece power trio in 31 years.

“The Triumph story was compelling to me, Marc, and the Banger team because it was an opportunity to piece together a broken puzzle,” says Sam Dunn (who co-directed the film with Marc Ricciardelli). “We wanted to know how and why the band dissolved at the peak of their powers.”

Triumph “Rock & Roll Machine” will premiere on on Friday, May 13 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time; the event will kick off with an exclusive, moderated Q&A with all three members of the band.

Tickets for the global streaming event are now available at; streaming is available worldwide, with the exception of Canada, where it premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and has already been broadcast nationally on television.

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