‘Lords of Chaos’ Trailer: The Bloody Story Behind the Birth of Norwegian Black Metal

/Film | 1/18/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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The crazy-but-true story of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem takes center stage in Jonas Åkerlund‘s brutal drama Lords of Chaos. From humble beginnings to arson and murder, Lords of Chaos paints a not-very-pretty picture of the infamous black metal scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Rory Culkin stars as Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, one of the founders of the Norwegian black metal scene. Watch the Lords of Chaos trailer below.

I’ll confess Lords of Chaos wasn’t on my radar, but after this trailer, I’m intrigued. At first, it seems a little strange that the actors here are using their normal, mostly American voices instead of affecting Norwegian accents. But I suppose it makes a certain amount of sense – if everyone was using fake accents, it might get distracting, and we might start wondering why they’re just not speaking Norwegian to begin with. Once you get past all that, you’re in for one **** of a ride, as this trailer unleashes all sorts of mayhem. Er, make that Mayhem, the Norwegian black metal band at the center of the movie. Here’s the synopsis:

Teenager - Black - Metal - Oslo - Results

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...
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