Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating 'true Norwegian black metal' with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing behavior, grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, and pervasive language
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Did You Know?
From 1983 to 1984, director Jonas Åkerlund was a drummer for the Swedish metal band Bathory, which inspired some of the Norwegian Black Metal bands of the 1990's which are focused on in this movie. He stated in a 2018 interview that when Black Metal culture developed in the 90's and become "too serious", he left the music scene and moved on to film-making. See more