A new trailer has been released for Lords Of Chaos – a new film from the Grammy-winning music video director Jonas Åkerlund which tells the real-life story behind the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Hugely influential within the rock community, the band grew to worldwide fame for their dramatic live performances but in 1991 they were struck with tragedy. Sadly, the band’s vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin took his own life, followed shortly after by the murder of the band’s guitarist Øystein Aarseth by a former member.
While the film clearly revolves around a very dark subject, it’s been receiving hugely positive reviews for striking a perfect balance between the macabre and the hilarious. Variety called it “tremendous fun” after its premiere at Sundance.
Stars include Rory Culkin and Sky Ferreira and release is set for 8 February. Watch the trailer above!