Norwegian Black Metal is hardly my jam, but even I’ve heard the crazy story of Mayhem. The band’s notoriously dark history will get the big screen treatment in Lords of Chaos, a film that has already been earning some stellar buzz on the festival circuit.
Directed by Jonas Akerlund (of Mads Mikkelsen’s upcoming action film Polar) and starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgard, Anthony De La Torre, and Jack Kilmer, the story follows Euronymous, a founder of the Norwegian Black Metal movement. He also founded the influential band, Mayhem, which became synonymous with anarchy, suicide, and murder.
Lords of Chaos opens on February 8th, then hits VOD on February 22nd.