The trailer for Norwegian black metal biopic Lords Of chaos starring Rory Culkin has arrived.
Lords Of Chaos has been high up on the watch-list since it played at last year’s excellent Fantasia International Film Festival. It follows the crazy, real-life antics of Norwegian black metal band, Mayhem. I am not a fan of black metal, I love my metal music, but black metal…well, it’s just too black!. However, it really doesn’t matter about your musical preference, this is a crazy true story that needs to be told.
Mayhem formed in Oslo, back in 1984 and gained a huge following due to their energetic and chaotic live performances. The band members gave themselves nicknames like “Hellhammer”, “Necrobutcher“, “Blasphemer” and “Maniac“…now that’s some seriously good black metal names, right?.
The band gained more notoriety when they were involved in a series of church burnings and connected to outbursts of violence and eventually murder.
I have said it before but I love the path that Rory Culkin has taken with his acting. The guy is proving himself to be an important part of the indie cinema movement.
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners – a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.
Directed by | Jonas Åkerlund
Starring | Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, Valter Skarsgård
Written by | Dennis Magnusson & Jonas Åkerlund, based on the book of the same name
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You can now check out the trailer below. I hope you enjoy.
Lords Of Chaos Is Opening In Theaters February 8th (U.S) and On Demand February 22nd
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Words by Gary Gamble Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker