Youtube.com – A friend (or is that fiend) sent me a link to the official trailer for the upcoming Black Metal documentary ‘Until The Light Takes Us’. After watching, I can only say ‘whoa’ – hope the actual movie is this good!
The story goes that 2 NY filmmakers moved to Norway & literally befriended many of the movers & shakers of the early black metal scene – to get a story like none before them, detailing the inner circle of musicians (some would say madmen?) who forged arguably one of the most extreme musical genres ever.
And the film makers actually did get interviews with some serious heavy hitters – Varg, Frost, Bard, Fenriz, Hellhammer, Abbath & Garm to name a few. If you’re familiar with this genre at all, you understand that these are some of it’s pioneers – and many don’t do interviews that often.
The official website (http://www.blackmetalmovie.com) has quotes from some fairly prominent publications as well – Variety, Alternative Film Guide, LA Weekly and even The Onion are listed. Sure, sure – it’s all part of the hype. So I’m intrigued, what can I say?
Hope to see this somehow when it comes out (undoubtedly distribution will be hit n’ miss). It has the high potential to shine some light on an excruciatingly dark & twisted music form.