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We Talked 'Lords of Chaos' with Wilson Gonzalez and Extreme Metal Legend Nergal

Genre veteran and Behemoth frontman Nergal watched the Norwegian black metal drama unfold as a teen, while German actor Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht plays the accomplice of Euronymous' murderer in the Mayhem biopic. Here's how their meeting went.
Ruby Morrigan
3.27.19
Film

'Lords of Chaos' Is a Loving, Concerned and Troubled Look at Black Metal

VICE spoke with director Jonas Åkerlund about his new take on an old story.
Grayson Haver Currin
2.19.19
Interviews

Japanese Black Metal Icon Vivian Slaughter Is Resurrected as Viviankrist

The former Gallhammer vocalist opens up about moving to Norway and launching her chilling new solo electronic project.
Stephanie Dubick
11.8.18
Holy Shit

Mayhem Vocalist Dead Is Brought Back to Life Through a New Collection of His Letters

'Letters from the Dead' offers insight into the real Dead—a homesick Swedish kid obsessed with vampires and best known for his morbid role as the first Norwegian black metal casualty.
Andrea Bosetti
11.9.17
Features

"El Titan" and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar's Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads
Alex De Moller
5.15.17
Interviews

Read Thurston Moore's In-Depth Interview with Black Metal Icon Necrobutcher

The Sonic Youth guitarist sat down with the Mayhem founder to discuss Venom, punk rock, and Necrobutcher's new book 'The Death Archives'
Kim Kelly
2.7.17
Holy Shit

Watch Metallica's Blood Soaked Video for “ManUNkind”

Jonas Åkerlund is helming the 'Lords of Chaos' movie and this Åkerlund-directed video features the first look at his fictional version of the band Mayhem, which includes actor Rory Culkin.
Kim Taylor Bennett
11.17.16
Interviews

Thurston Moore Is the Patron Saint of Music Nerds

We spoke with the Sonic Youth founder about Norwegian black metal, Henry Rollins' tape collection, and Bernie Sanders.
Kim Kelly
8.11.16
Music

Thurston Moore on the Legacy of Black Metal Gods, Mayhem

The legendary musician gave us the scoop on bringing Necrobutcher's black metal memorabilia to Tenderbooks in London.
DJ Pangburn
6.24.16
Holy Shit

Thurston Moore Is Putting Out Necrobutcher's Black Metal Book, 'The Death Archives'

Read an exclusive excerpt, in which a young Mayhem gets a crucified mouse in the mail.
Kim Kelly
6.2.16
Behind The Lens

Until the Light Takes Us: Reflecting on the Film That Captured Norway's Ruthless Black Metal Scene

Murder, suicide, church burnings and blast beats.
Niloufar Haidari
10.7.15
Features

So, Sports Direct Were Selling a T-Shirt That Featured An Image of an Arson Attack By a Norwegian Black Metal Murderer

It turns out Sports Direct are expanding into incorporating trendy satanic black metal clobber.
Jak Hutchcraft
7.8.14
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