The controversial film "Lords of Chaos" arrives in Mexico; the Bohemian Rhapsody of heavy metal
In February Lords of Chaos is released, the film that explores the underworld of Norwegian black metal, wrapped in death and crime.
As 2018 ended with the spectacular celebration of New Year in Puerto Vallarta by the Germans Rammstein, this year will be full of news for fans of heavy metal and all its subgenres.
Just the first month of 2019 has passed and the Domination Fest, which will be headed by legendary bands Kiss and Alice Cooper, is already confirmed. In September we will have the British Iron Maiden back. Not to mention the unique concert of SepticFlesh Symphonic, with more than 120 musicians on stage.
However, there are some events that are already generating controversy within the metal circle.
With the sudden explosion of biopics on famous musicians, which reached the world of rock with the Oscar nominee for best film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the metal did not want to be left behind.
The premiere of Lords of Chaos is scheduled for February 8, after the incessant conflict that this production originated.
The film is based on a book of the same name, written by the American musician and writer Michael Moynihan.
Tells the history of Norwegian black metal, although more than paying attention to music, the work prefers to appeal to the morbid of the very diverse crimes of some musicians of this genre.
The real participants in these events and the black metal scene, in general, have protested both against the book and the film, since, they say, those lamentable acts do not reflect in any way the essence of their musical styles.
Varg Vikernes, who figures as one of the main characters of Lord of Chaos, is one of the main detractors of the film, for obvious reasons. In 1993 Vikernes repeatedly stabbed his partner and producer Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, causing his death.
What the founder of Burzum complains about is that the story does not give importance to the violent personality of Euronymous, nor does it portray the way he treated his Mayhem colleague, Dead, whom he mistreated physically and psychologically. Varg says that violence was one of the decisive factors for Dead decided to end his life.
Another argument is that neither the author of the book nor, much less, the filmmakers were interested in interviewing any of those involved in the events that, supposedly, relate. This caused the repudiation of the members of the bands that appear in the film.
"They want to make a film about Darkthrone, Mayhem and Burzum and they are not authorized to use the music of any of these three bands," Vikernes said in a video that uploaded to his social networks, adding that the tape will be just a Hollywood trash designed to produce money.
It is a fact that the Lord of Chaos projection will only reinforce the negative image that one of the most aggressive subgenres of metal has. Murders, homophobia, religious intolerance, racism, etc.
In spite of all this, the general public must take it for what it is: a work of fiction that will be exhibited in a few half-empty cinema rooms and will be retired after a few weeks.
The fans interested in music and not in the vulgar gossip will have to wait for the film of Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, which is already in production.
via: Arena Publica