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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

Watch the Terrifying Trailer for 'Lords of Chaos'

The Jonas Akerlund-directed film, based on the true story of the notorious black metal band Mayhem, comes to theaters on February 8.
Noisey Staff
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

Avant-Garde Black Metallers Fleurety Return with a Stellar New Album

The legendary Norwegian experimental black metal outfit is about to release their first new LP in 17 years—and we're streaming it right here.
Cheryl Carter

Rare Photos of Norway’s Original Black Metal Scene

Documentary filmmaker Audrey Ewell talks ‘Until the Light Takes Us’ in advance of its special screening at The Roxy Cinema on July 26th.
DJ Pangburn

Emperor and the Nature of Evil

Before playing the band's 1997 classic 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk' at Norway's Tons of Rock Festival, Ihsahn sat down to discuss luck, Bulgakov, and Iron Maiden.
Kim Kelly

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
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

VICE Films Is Helping to Produce a 'Lords of Chaos' Movie

The Norwegian black metal movie will be directed by Jonas Åkerlund and is set to star Rory Culkin.
VICE Staff

Photos That Perfectly Capture the Brutality of Norwegian Black Metal

For his new series "Singing Norwegian Singers," Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen rounded up a bunch of local black metal singers and photographed them screaming directly into his lens.
Oliver Lunn, Photos by Jonas Bendiksen

These Fonts Shred: A Typographical Survey of Heavy Metal

From gothic text to black metal band logos, we unpack the visual design of heavy metal.
Marnie Sehayek

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