After two sold out screenings at Monster Fest Melbourne in November last year, the long awaited movie adaptation of the infamous 2003 book Lords of Chaos is gearing up for it’s highly anticipated Australian release.
Hardcore metal fans will no doubt already be familiar with the book, written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlin, that chronicled a series of shocking crimes that shook Oslo, Norway in the early nineteen nineties committed by the founders of the black metal bands Mayhem and Burzum and subsequently strove to blow the lid off the underground Scandinavian black metal scene.
Combining a realistic look at the oft-neglected world of metal, a beautiful Norwegian setting, the blackest of black humour and brutally visceral scenes of violence, Lords of Chaos may be the rare film that is truly, uniquely “black metal”.
Director Jonas Åkerlund former drummer for pioneering eighties black metal band Bathory is uniquely placed to portray the realities of being in a black metal band. Despite the grim subject matter, Åkerlund manages to infuse the film with much heart and humour.
Åkerlund says of of the film ‘Lords of Chaos is a coming of age story about a highly ambitious black metal band that rocked Europe with endless scandals, murders, and arson before the days of “going viral.” I am very grateful for the positive reception it has received by Australian audiences thus far and look forward to its theatrical release in this beautiful country. Lords of Chaos has been a twenty year journey for me and I am beyond humbled that this incredible story finally has the opportunity to grace screens internationally, in Australia and around the world. Lords of Chaos is a story that has stuck with me for over twenty years, and it brings me great joy that Australian audiences get to witness one of the most remarkable triumphs and tragedies that rocked Europe and the music industry to its core”
On his Youtube channel Varg Vikernes, Burzum protagonist and one of the central characters in the film, decribed Lords of Chaos as ‘complete bullshit’…
You’ll be able to decide for yourself by attending one of the following screenings on February 22nd!
Event Cinemas Capital Manuka
Event Cinemas Burwood
Event Cinemas Campbelltown
Event Cinemas Castle Hill
Event Cinemas Cronulla
Event Cinemas Blacktown (Drive In)
Event Cinemas George Street
Event Cinemas Glendale
Event Cinemas Hornsby
Event Cinemas Liverpool
Event Cinemas Macquarie
Event Cinemas Shellharbour
Event Cinemas Tuggerah
Event Cinemas Casuarina
Event Cinemas Australia Fair Cinemas
Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre
Event Cinemas Cairns Central
Event Cinemas Chermside
Event Cinemas Garden City Mt Gravatt
Event Cinemas Indooroopilly
Event Cinemas Loganholme
Birch Carroll & Coyle Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza
Event Cinemas Toowoomba Grand Central
Event Cinemas Townsville Central
GU Filmhouse Adelaide
Event Cinemas Marion
Cinema Nova Carlton
Event Cinemas Innaloo