That Black Metal METALLICA Video Was Actually A Preview of the Lords of Chaos Film
For the last day, Metallica was on a run of releasing a new music video every two hours. One of the videos, for the track "ManUNKind," was directed by renowned video director and former Bathory drummer Jonas Aukerland. We noticed a lot of similarities to Mayhem. It almost seemed like a sign of things to come with Aukerland's upcoming Lord of Chaos film, which tells the story of Mayhem.
Turns out, that's exactly what the video was. The performers are all the actors who will be playing Mayhem in the upcoming film. According to a press release we recieved late last night:
“ManUNkind” is the exclusive first-look at the characters of Lords of Chaos, which is currently in production.
Åkerlund’s Lords of Chaos is the story of MAYHEM, a young Norwegian band that popularized a form of heavy metal music known as “True Norwegian Black Metal” with a flair for publicity, church-burning, and even murder. The film stars Rory Culkin as ‘Euronymous,’ Emory Cohen as ‘Varg,’ Jack Kilmer as ‘Dead,’ Valter Skarsgård as ‘Faust,’ and Sky Ferreira as ‘Ann-Marit.’
If this is a preview, I have to say, it looks really good. Even though Fenriz has his reservations about the film, I'm still willing to give it the benefit of the doubt for now.