Lords of Chaos Trailer: Mayhem Biopic Starring Rory Culkin and Emory Cohen


We’ve been hearing whispers about the black metal movie Lords of Chaos since it premiered at Sundance last year, but now one year later, it appears that a U.S. release is almost upon us. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund (Spun), the movie is based on the true story of the notorious Norwegian band Mayhem, known for their bizarre and disturbing history that involves church burnings, suicide and murder. The first teaser trailer certainly seems to play up the comedic aspects of the story, but we can only assume it gets a lot darker. Lords of Chaos stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer and Sky Ferreira and it hits select theatres on Feb. 8th before going to VOD on Feb. 22nd. Check out the teaser after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • milan

    Mega excited about this… love black metal and did a school work about this period of time in Norway

  • Beat_C

    mayhem are fascist scum. fuck them.

  • devolutionary

    Having read Lords of Chaos and watched Until the Light Takes Us, I’m lukewarm on seeing this. Several 2nd-wave BMers who were part of the original Norwegian scene don’t look back too fondly on their origins, namely Euronymous. I think it’s their fanbase that largely deified them.

  • Dinobot2

    I got the book for Christmas and am about to start reading it, but it looks like it’s kind of a slog to get through. Any insight on the quality of the book itself?

  • devolutionary

    In terms of infotainment it’s decent. Although if you had a high opinion of their origins in the 90s, this will surely disappoint you. It’s mostly the middle portions of the book that are a slog to get through. It really feels like the author thought there was more interesting backstory than there actually is and just starts padding length. Most of that scene kept quiet but the ones who didn’t often BSed journalists for fun. Most black metal bands that survived that period admit it start out gimmicky (especially Mayhem even though they clearly overcommitted), where music was secondary (this would change), though it’s still unclear who factually committed all those crimes. I can still enjoy the music separate from the image.