Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal was and what it stood.
Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of “Satanists running amok in Europe” to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to the rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.
To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement. The result is a poignant, moving story that’s as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what’s actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.
“Until the Light Takes Us, a new documentary chronicling black metal-related crimes in Norway in the early ’90s, tells a fascinating story.” – Metal Injection
“Until the Light Takes Us defines Norse Black Metal as a combination of image, philosophy (rejection of post-A.D. 600 history; anti-Judeo-Christian, pro-Odin), and music.” – Village Voice
FEATURING: Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes, Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg, Kjetil “Frost” Haraldstad, Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal, Bjarne Melgaard and Harmony Korine Limited Edition 2 Disc DVD set & Blu-Ray
FEATURING MUSIC FROM Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum, Ulver, Thorns, Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Boards of Canada, Black Dice, Sunn 0))), Mum and Lesser
WINNER: Athens International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: AFI East
EXTRAS: 36 minute Black Metal short film of deleted scenes, Alternate ending, Outtakes, The Cutting Room with musicians not in the film including: Enslaved, Ted “Nocturno Cutlo” Skjellum from Darkthrone, and Jørn “Necrobutcher” from Mayhem, plus more with Ulver, Immortal, Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg, Gylve” Fenriz” Nagell and Kjetil “Frost” Haraldstad, 46 more minutes of Varg Vikernes and a 45 minute class on the history of black metal with Fenriz
93 minutes + extras (DVD on 2 discs / BLURAY VERSION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
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