Full-length Black Metal Documentary, Until the Light Takes Us, Posted for Streaming

The black metal documentary Until the Light Takes Us has been posted for streaming in its entirety including many hours of extra footage. The film spent most of last year playing at various theaters around the world and was recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The filmmakers, Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, have decided to make the film available for online viewing* to give everyone an opportunity to view the film.

*Unfortunately the feature film is still not available for those in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and German speaking countries but the extras footage is.

Watch the film and extras here: http://www.blackmetalmovie.com/moviepage.html

Visit Factory 25 to purchase the DVD and/or Blue-Ray: http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/until-the-light-takes-us/

Until the Light Takes Us to Get DVD, Blu-Ray Release in North America

Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aits‘ documentary about black metal, Until the Light Takes Us, which has been screening around the world, has been confirmed to receive a DVD release in North America. Three versions will be available: a single disc DVD, a limited double DVD, and a Blu-Ray version of the limited double DVD.

The limited version contains every available second of special features, deleted scenes, outtakes, a class on the history of metal with Fenriz, interviews with ENSLAVED, Nocturno Culto, Necrobutcher and more, and expanded interviews with Garm, IMMORTAL, Varg, Fenriz and Hellhammer.

Until the Light Takes Us is available in Zone 1 (America and Canada) and Zone 4 (Mexico) with Spanish and French subtitles.

Discounted pre-orders can be ordered right now at: http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/until-the-light-takes-us/

Visit the film’s official site and Facebook pages for a upcoming screening information:
Official site: http://www.blackmetalmovie.com
International Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20217005803
International Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Until-the-Light-Takes-Us/68782874275?ref=ts
Main UK page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Until-The-Light-Takes-Us-to-the-UK/210895864087?ref=ts

Variance Films to Release Black Metal Documentary, Until the Light Takes Us, Theatrically in November

Variance Films has announced the acquisition of U.S. theatrical rights for Until the Light Takes Us, the acclaimed documentary from directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell. The film, which is the first documentary to go behind the scenes of the black metal genre, will open November 20 in NYC at Cinema Village and in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse, and December 11th in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, with more dates to be added throughout November, December and January.

Dylan Marchetti, President of Variance Films commented on the acquisition: “I’ll be honest–my personal musical tastes run far more towards RADIOHEAD than black metal, so that fact that I found this documentary fascinating and completely engrossing from the first frame is a credit to the directors–they’ve created a film so truly unique that you don’t have to be familiar with the music, or even enjoy it, to appreciate the film. This is not a typical music documentary–it goes so much deeper than that.”

Directors Aites and Ewell added: “We couldn’t be happier to have partnered with Variance Films on the theatrical release of Until the Light Takes Us. They’re not scared by the fact that it’s as much a social critique as it is a rock doc, and will see that it’s presented properly. We were approached by a lot of companies who, due to the flashy subject matter, wanted this to be an exploitation release, and we had to pass. But Dylan and his team truly understand and respect the film, and we are pleased to be working with Variance in bringing this film to a much larger audience.”

The deal was negotiated between Marchetti on behalf of Variance Films and the filmmakers.

For all the latest information on the film including upcoming screenings in your town, visit these links:
http://www.blackmetalmovie.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20217005803
http://www.myspace.com/blackmetalmovie

The Metal God Bringing FIGHT to Hollywood

Compelling, stark and aggressive War Of Words – The Film starring Rob Halford and his first solo band FIGHT unleashes upon legions of metal maniacs November 20th in North America, November 30th in the United Kingdom & Europe, December 3rd in Australia & New Zealand and December 19th in Japan.

After nineteen years, more than a dozen global concert tours and dozens of gold and platinum awards as the defining vocalist of JUDAS PRIEST, Rob Halford departed the band in 1992 to pursue a solo career immediately releasing “Light Comes Out of Black” supported by members of PANTERA. The track rocketed to the top of radio playlists, and later that summer Rob would assemble his own band FIGHT, and place most of its new tracks from War Of Words in heavy-radio rotation while aggressively ushering in a new sound for the metal communities.

FIGHT War Of Words – The Film documents a key moment in heavy metal history combining behind-the-scenes, hand-held and pro-shot footage of FIGHT‘s original 1992 K5 rehearsal and demonstration-recording sessions; 1993 Amsterdam recording sessions of the original War Of Words Epic / Sony audio release, and pre-tour interviews climaxing with a full-length 5.1 concert filmed at 22 venues in 20 select cities during FIGHT‘s first five months of its 1993 – 1994 Nailed To The Road / War Of Words World Tour.

Rare audio and film footage of FIGHT‘s earliest concert performances in Europe, United Kingdom, USA, Mexico and Japan have been restored. Stereo and 5.1 Dolby surround mixes have been produced by Roy Z. 5.1 Dolby surround encoding and mastering for DVD and The Metal God’s Theatrical Premiers handled by industry giant Technicolor.

Theatrical premieres:

New York 11/14
Hollywood 11/20
San Francisco 11/28
Detroit 11/28
London 12/18
and other select cities

Tickets may be purchased at: www.DandEEntertainment.com.

Rob Halford will attend select premiers for a 30-minute conversation on the assembling of FIGHT and songs written for War Of Words.
Tickets are limited for this rare opportunity to experience and participate in a rare conversation with The Metal God, Rob Halford, as he relates his experiences of his first solo band.

Movie-sized posters of War Of Words – The Film will be distributed to all in attendance after the performance.

War of Words – The Film – Limited Edition Digipak:

The movie will be released in a numbered edition, 6 panel custom-designed digipak with 20 page booklet, original Rob Halford autograph and bonus audio CD, War Of Words – Remixed & Remastered.

Bonus footage and original FIGHT promotional videos included on DVD.

K5 – The War of Words Demos:

A companion release to the film is a rare audio recording from Rob Halford‘s library. K5 – The War of Words Demos featuring original demonstration recordings of War of Words plus five (5) new tracks.

Retail appearances:

Rob Halford and guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak will appear and sign “new product only” at FYE in Manhattan on Thursday, November 15, 2007 12 PM and J&R Music World in Manhattan on Friday, November 16, 2007 5.30 PM. They will appear and sign “new product only” at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey on Saturday, November 17, 2007 5.30 PM.

FIGHT reunion:

Rob Halford is uniting the original members of FIGHT: Brian Tilse, Russ Parrish, Jay Jay and Scott Travis in Hollywood, California at 5:00 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2007 for an exclusive autograph session of ‘new product only’ at

Best Buy
West Hollywood, CA
1015 N LA Brea Avenue
West Hollywood, CA

FIGHT will also be in attendance for the theatrical premier at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA 8:00 P.M on 11/20.

Southern Lord Artists Picked by Leonardo Dicaprio for New Film, 11th Hour

Leonardo Dicaprio has hand picked songs by Southern Lord Recording artists, KHANATE and TOADLIQUOR, for the soundtrack of his forthcoming film, 11th Hour. 11th Hour is a documentary concerning the environmental crises caused by human actions and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity. The KHANATE track: “Torching Koroviev” (from their self-titled debut album) and TOADLIQUOR track: “Charred” (from their eponymous album: The Hortators Lament) can be heard during the opening montage over the main title early in the film. 11th Hour opens in LA and New York theaters on August 17th.

For more information on 11th Hour, visit the following websites:
http://www.11thhouraction.com
http://films.heartofdestiny.com/career/11hour/music.php