Tag Archives: Euronymous

Film review: Lords of Chaos

Posted by on February 7, 2019

  By the very nature of its subject, Jonas Akerlund’s Lords of Chaos isn’t for everybody. Specifically, the black metal subculture by nature, is exclusionary and underground, so trve kvlt grim metalheads (including those that the film was based on) wrote it off as blasphemy before filming even began. Likewise, many mainstream cinema fans may not be […]

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‘Lords of Chaos’ producer: “the important players are very excited about this movie”

Posted by on January 24, 2018

The film adaptation of Lords of Chaos already looks to be one of the most polarizing metal stories of 2018. It’s coming, like it or not, and will be premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival. Deadline sat down with producer Danny Gabai, director Jonas Akerlund and cast members Rory Culkin (Euronymous), Emory Cohen (Varg Vikernes), […]

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Original Euronymous letters are up for sale

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Norwegian black metallers Mayhem have gone through a series of unfortunate events, which has made them one of the most controversial bands out there. Who can forget Euronymous’ (Øystein Aarseth) brutal death in 1993, when he was stabbed twenty-three times by Varg Vikernes? As gruesome and horrific his passing was, devoted fans can now carry […]

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Ridley Scott and Jonas Akerlund join forces for Lords of Chaos film

Posted by on May 4, 2015

The book adaptation film for Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s Lords of Chaos finally has a director and what better choice than former Bathory drummer, proud owner of his own church and video/film director Jonas Akerlund? The film will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London, RSA London, and VICE which plan to release for […]

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Varg Vikernes found guilty of hate crimes

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Earlier today, Varg Vikernes was found guilty by a French court of inspiring racial hatred via his blog. Last year, he’d been accused of plotting terrrorist attacks, but released several days later due to lack of evidence. However, he was charged with inciting racial hatred and defending war crimes. The trial, however, was postponed until this year. When it […]

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Here’s a black metal cover of Psy’s ‘Hangover’

Posted by on June 17, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/mdaZmzgP9Z4[/youtube] Remember Psy? His song “Gangam Style” was the song of the Summer two years ago, and with over 2 billion views (yeah, that’s a b), is the most popular video ever on YouTube. His latest song, “Hangover,” came out last week and features Snoop Dogg, and even if it’s a fraction as successful as his […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Bands that continued despite legal issues with members

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. When As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested on suspicion of hiring a hitman to kill his wife last year, many were shocked, but likely none more than the remaining members of the band. Late on […]

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Varg Vikernes’ Former Lawyer Says Evidence Against Him Is “Thin”

Posted by on July 17, 2013

Yesterday, Kristian “Varg” Vikernes was arrested in France on suspicion of planning a large “terrorist act.” French officials, who refer to Vikernes as a neo-Nazi, say he was also among the more than 500 people that received the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, the terrorist responsible for the July 2011 Oslo bombing and Utoeya Massacre. […]

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Kristian ‘Varg’ Vikernes arrested on suspicion of planning a massacre

Posted by on July 16, 2013

While Kristian “Varg” Vikernes’ reputation and rap sheet precedes him, it doesn’t look like it’s over yet, as the Burzum frontman has been arrested on suspicion of planning a large “terrorist act” after police picked him up Tuesday in France. Authorities became suspicious of the musician after his wife reportedly purchased four legal firearms in […]

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Marduk Guitarist Is The Proud Owner Of Mayhem Singer’s Skull

Posted by on June 5, 2012

One of metal’s most infamous and horrifying tales has to be Mayhem vocalist Per “Dead” Ohlin’s suicide in 1991. As the story goes, members of Mayhem (including guitarist Euronymous) supposedly collected pieces of Dead’s skull and sent it to fellow black metal musicians as a sign of respect. Too disturbing to believe, right? Well according […]

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