“Lords Of Chaos” Book To Finally Be Turned Into A Movie

Monday, 4th May 2015

According to Variety, Swedish film and music-video director Jonas Åkerlund will helm the English-language film Lords Of Chaos, based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s.

Rory Culkin (“Scream 4”, “Signs”) and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class”, “Byzantium”) are confirmed for leading roles in the adaptation of the scene-chronicling book “Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground”, with further cast to be announced shortly

Lords Of Chaos is described as “the terrifying story based on real events about a dream-turned-nightmare for a group of teenagers who spiral out of control.” The movie will follow the life of Euronymous (a.k.a. Øystein Aarseth), the founding member of MAYHEM who was murdered in 1993 by BURZUM’s Kristian “Varg” Vikernes. In the movie, Euronymous “becomes fixated on creating true ‘Norwegian black metal’ music with his band MAYHEM, and creates a phenomenon by using shocking stunts to put the band’s name on the map. But as the lines between publicity and reality start to blur, acts of arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation.”

The film will shoot in the fall of 2015 on location in Norway.

“Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground” was originally published in 1998 by Feral House U.S. A second edition followed in 2003, documenting black metal activities since 1997.