True Norwegian Black Metal by Peter BesteIn the last two decades, a bizarre and violent musical subculture called Black Metal has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from a heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Paganism, and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society.
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Sign in. Watch now. Title: Until the Light Takes Us Interviews with central members of early Norwegian black metal bands about Mayhem, the early black metal scene and the crimes they committed. A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star. A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early s results in a very violent outcome.
True Norwegian Black Metal is a 5-part documentary produced by VBS/ Vice Magazine. The documentary mainly covers some aspects of the life of black .
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Nicholas Barber explores the dark tale behind the film. But it is also a grisly, stranger-than-fiction comedy drama about murder, suicide, self-harm, devil worship, and a spate of arson attacks that scandalised a nation. The story behind it begins not in Norway but in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England, where a heavy-metal trio called Venom recorded its second album, Black Metal, in But Venom took this unholy relationship further. This was blatant pledging allegiance to the dark lord. View image of Getty Images.
In the early s, black metal began to take off in Norway and it left the peaceful Scandinavian country reeling in its aftermath. Flash forward to , with Vikernes only just released on bail from his fifteen year sentence, and a new documentary was coming out. Titled Until The Light Takes Us - and now available to watch in full for free on YouTube - it tried its best to depict the story, so well known by metal heads but largely misreported on by those outside of its nail-studded, leather jacketed circle, of how one era of music went on to leave such a surreal and morbid legacy. In the eyes of the glancing media, the blame landed at the door of Satanism. But the real story of Norse black metal is way darker, tainted with its penchant for violent homophobia and worship of a neo-Wagnerian nationalist mysticism. The media misrepresentation of black metal and the men involved with creating it eventually spawned a copycat Satanist movement by pyromaniac teenagers, leading to even more church burnings.
The documentary mainly covers some aspects of the life of black metal vocalist Gaahl , renowned for his work with Gorgoroth. The documentary mainly covers some aspects of the life of black metal vocalist Gaahl , renowned for his work with Gorgoroth and Trelldom. It was produced by Peter Beste for Vice. Principal photography took place in January over a ten-day period in various parts of Norway including Bergen , Oslo , Espedal , and Dale. The documentary is hosted by Vice- Scandinavia correspondent Ivar Berglin who also served as translator.