Lords Of Chaos, the long awaited movie adaptation of the infamous 2003 book of the same name is having its Australian Premiere on Sunday, November 25.
It will be the closing film of this year’s Monster Fest at Cinema Nova in Melbourne's Carlton– an annual film festival that specialises in bringing cult, horror and cinema that bites to Australian screens.
Written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlin, Lords Of Chaos that blew the lid off the underground Scandinavian Black Metal scene of the early 90’s.
Metal fans will all be familiar with the iconic and legendary Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, whose unbelievable antics led them to be called “the band with the wildest story ever told”.
You know the main players: Dead, who rubbed himself in animal corpses to give himself the smell of death and eventually blew his head off with a shotgun – the photo of which became a notorious Mayhem album cover.
Øystein Aarseth, AKA Euronymous, a proud Satanist who supposedly carried a piece of Dead's blown-up skull around his neck as a keepsake.
And of course Varg Vikernes, the church-burning sociopath who founded the early black metal band Burzum and who violently murdered Euronymous and ended up in prison for prison for 15 years where he continued recording albums.
he above mentioned stories are also just the tip of the iceberg, with the ‘Inner Circle’ or Norwegian (and some Swedish) bands going on to commit more murders, assaults and of course those still talked about church burnings.
Lords Of Chaos stars:
Rory Culkin as Euronymous
Emory Cohen as Varg Vikernes
Sky Ferreira as Ann-Marit
Jack Kilmer as Dead
Head over to the Monster Fest website for more info: http://www.monsterfest.com.au/2018/