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Film review: Lords of Chaos

Posted by on February 7, 2019

  By the very nature of its subject, Jonas Akerlund’s Lords of Chaos isn’t for everybody. Specifically, the black metal subculture by nature, is exclusionary and underground, so trve kvlt grim metalheads (including those that the film was based on) wrote it off as blasphemy before filming even began. Likewise, many mainstream cinema fans may not be […]

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‘Lords of Chaos’ producer: “the important players are very excited about this movie”

Posted by on January 24, 2018

The film adaptation of Lords of Chaos already looks to be one of the most polarizing metal stories of 2018. It’s coming, like it or not, and will be premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival. Deadline sat down with producer Danny Gabai, director Jonas Akerlund and cast members Rory Culkin (Euronymous), Emory Cohen (Varg Vikernes), […]

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Here’s the ‘Lords of Chaos’ movie poster; Sigur Ros scored the film

Posted by on January 23, 2018

If you were hoping to see the film Lords of Chaos, you actually got a look at an extended trailer for it via Metallica’s “ManUNkind” video back in 2016. Based on the 1998 book Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, which is a history of Norwegian black metal, it’s pissed metal fans […]

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‘Rammstein: Paris’ headed home on May 19

Posted by on March 24, 2017

Last night, Metal Insider had an opportunity to see Rammstein: Paris at a one-night-only screening in Manhattan. The screening of the Jonas Akerlund-directed concert film showed in 46 countries worldwide last night. It’s a film that might be best appreciated by those that have already seen the band play live before, as Akerlund’s hyperactive style had many […]

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Mayhem reacts to ‘Lords of Chaos’ “ManUnkind” video

Posted by on February 17, 2017

While waiting for a release date on Jonas Åkerlund’s upcoming Lords of Chaos film based off of the controversial book about the early Norwegian black metal scene, it seems Mayhem would rather see this film disappear. The band are currently on the road playing their iconic album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Tickets have been selling out, […]

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Rammstein Paris to get theatrical release

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Just the other day (18) Rammstein unveiled a trailer for their documentary Rammstein Paris. While we were aware that the film would have a limited theatrical release, it is now confirmed as screening in 350 selected theaters across the globe. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film was picked up by Picturehouse Entertainment and will hit […]

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Photos and footage from ‘Lords of Chaos’ film set surface

Posted by on November 21, 2016

Last week, we shortly turned our website into Metallica Insider due to the massive media coverage we did for the release of every music video made for their new album Hardwire… To Self Destruct. Among the several music videos released, the one that made it to almost every media outlet was “ManUnkind” which featured a live performance of a […]

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Metallica’s “ManUNkind” video was actually promotion for ‘Lords of Chaos’ film

Posted by on November 18, 2016

From looking at Metallica’s “ManUNkind” on the outside, it would seem to be all the fun and games as I stated earlier, hearing James’ voice coming from the a non-Hetfield vocalist with corpse paint. The reality is, Metallica has been endlessly surprising everyone and the “ManUNkind” is no different. The video was directed by former […]

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Metallica’s NSFW “ManUNkind”video finds them going black metal

Posted by on November 16, 2016

As you likely know by now (especially if you’ve been reading Metal Insider) it’s that they’re releasing videos from the new album every two hours. Instead of lyric videos, they’re actually releasing full-fledged music videos. of the five we’ve seen so far (three today), the just-released (via Bravewords) video for ManUNkind is our favorite. In the […]

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Ridley Scott and Jonas Akerlund join forces for Lords of Chaos film

Posted by on May 4, 2015

The book adaptation film for Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s Lords of Chaos finally has a director and what better choice than former Bathory drummer, proud owner of his own church and video/film director Jonas Akerlund? The film will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, RSA London, and VICE which plan to release for […]

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