Award-winning book Lords of Chaos, published by Feral House Press, has been picked up by ZU33 to receive a narrative film treatment. Director Hans Fjellestad and producer Ryan Page are currently working on the screenplay with writer/publisher Adam Parfrey.
Equal parts music, true crime, occult, and subcultural anthropology, the book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind chronicles the Norwegian Black Metal music scene in the early 1990’s. Since that time, nearly 100 churches have been torched and desecrated by adherents of Black Metal, the most extreme form of underground music on the planet. In an escalating unholy war, Black Metal bands and their obsessive fans have left a grim legacy of suicide, murder and terrorism spreading from Norway to Germany, Russia, America and beyond. The feature film will focus on the relationship between legendary figures Varg Vikernes (BURZUM) and Euronymous (MAYHEM) and the rest of the “Black Circle” as they wage war against the powers that be in their native country.
Hans Fjellestad will make his feature film directorial debut with Lords of Chaos after two highly successful and critically acclaimed documentary films, Moog (2004, Plexifilm) and Frontier Life (2002, Third World Newsreel).