Full Trailer for Norwegian Metal Film 'Lords of Chaos' with Rory Culkin

January 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

Lords of Chaos Trailer

"Everyone around you are disgusting little insects." Gunpowder & Sky has debuted the killer full-length, official trailer for the indie horror drama Lord of Chaos, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year in the Midnight section (as a late addition to the fest). The indie film is based on "truth and lies", as the marketing indicates, telling the (mostly true) story of an attempt to launch Norwegian Black Metal, following its most notorious practitioners at the time. The plot is actually about a teenager's quest to spread Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo, Norway in the early 1990s, which results in a very violent outcome. Rory Culkin stars, with Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira, Jack Kilmer, and Valter Skarsgård. The first teasers for this didn't show much, but this trailer gives us plenty of crazy footage to chew on. And this looks totally gnarly, with some crazy violent, intense moments hinted at in this full trailer. Don't ignore this one.

Here's the full-length trailer (+ early poster) for Jonas Åkerlund's Lord of Chaos, direct from YouTube:

Lords of Chaos Poster

You can still watch the first two teaser trailers for Åkerlund's Lord of Chaos here, to see the other teases.

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. Lord of Chaos is directed by Swedish filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund, a veteran music video director and director of the films Spun, Horsemen, Small Apartments, and Rammstein: Paris previously. The screenplay is written by Dennis Magnusson and Jonas Åkerlund; inspired by the "Lords of Chaos" book written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, and played at other fests including Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and also the Sitges and Stockholm Film Festivals. Gunpowder & Sky will release Åkerlund's Lords of Chaos in select theaters starting February 8th, the on VOD starting February 22nd.

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Yeah...not really into this.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 18, 2019


Ah cool poster, but the trailer is meh.

DAVIDPD on Jan 18, 2019


It is overdoing in connecting the heavy metal with something mental. On the verge of spreading some moral panic about that kind of music. But also, since there's something factual about it, there might be also interesting to see how has it been done. Although, I don't have some high hopes about it ...

shiboleth on Jan 18, 2019


I disagree that it appears to connect the music (it's black metal, btw) to the violence. The first part shows youth just having fun; The singer's little sister's comment ("Your music sucks") actually downplaying it in a matter-of-fact way. The psycho that comes in later shows how a mentally unstable person can hijack something that's meant to be dumb fun by projecting onto it... and then the media makes a shitstorm about the music connected to it (the trailer shows newsreporters and their sensationalist headlines). The cast is quite good, and the director being a music video director comes from a place where he might get what the musicians in the story are actually about (the music/performing aspect). Could be cool, I think.

Terry Craig on Jan 27, 2019


I like this part: 'The psycho that comes in later shows how a mentally unstable person can hijack something that's meant to be dumb fun by projecting onto it... and then the media makes a shitstorm about the music connected to it (the trailer shows newsreporters and their sensationalist headlines).' And I can believe you in that respect, especially if you watched it. Or not. As for me, I usually get very disappointed with the potentially good story so I'm approaching to a lot of stuff with hopes that are not high. Of course, I don't automatically relate this kind of music (yeah, I had doubts that it was black metal in question) to violence. Especially since I used to have friends among people who listened many sorts of metal rock and they were (and probably still are) ok people. So, it might be interesting, you say? We'll see. Thanks for encouragement and for replying to my post. My expectations now could be a bit higher after this ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jan 27, 2019


The coolest metal I've seen in years is played by Alien Weaponry, a band of three teenagers (!!!) from New Zealand who have Maori blood in their veins, and sing in NZ's native tongue: Te Reo Māori. Really great stuff.

Sharkman1963 on Jan 20, 2019

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