Preview: Lords of Chaos
Jonas Åkerlund’s biopic of a pioneering Norwegian black metal band is raw and devastatingly brutal.
To uphold the authenticity of Lords of Chaos and the actual events that transpired, this film contains a sequence of flashing lights and strobing effects in a concert scene which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Dir Jonas Åkerlund
With Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgård
Courtesy of Arrow Films
In the early 1990s, raven-haired nihilist Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous (Culkin), pioneered Norwegian black metal with his band Mayhem. As he spreads a mantra of chaos and suffering, making music is just beginning for the megalomaniac and aspiring mogul. He soon attracts the attention of superfan Varg (Cohen), who takes Aarseth's vision to a dangerous extreme. Based on a true story, Jonas Åkerlund’s biopic of a band, a scene and a mood is raw, energising and devastatingly brutal.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)
Jonas Akerlund teamed up with Metallica and filmed their latest single ManUNkind on the set of Lords of Chaos, with the actors standing in for Metallica.
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