A disturbing and often ultra-violent paean to an angry youth subculture, Lords of Chaos explores the black metal music movement that emerged in Norway in the late ’80s.
“I was brought into this world to create suffering, chaos and death. This is my story.” So says Euronymous (Rory Culkin), the teenaged founder of seminal black metal band Mayhem, who achieved notoriety by burning down churches during a reign of terror that also led to murder.
Director Jonas Åkerlund – a former member of Swedish black metal band Bathory – brings an insider’s perspective and music video background to a biopic that transcends its niche appeal with a strong focus on character, not abrasive music. Moreover, there’s an undercurrent of tragedy that creates a vital sense of empathy for these misfits.
Release Date: June 5, 2019
Starring: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer
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