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

DARKTHRONE Launches Minisite for Circle the Wagons

Norway’s legendary black metal duo, DARKTHRONE, has launched a mini-site at for their forthcoming album, Circle the Wagons, containing exclusive audio samples, album info, and more. The mini-site can be viewed at www.peaceville.com/darkthrone/circlethewagons.

The album is due out on vinyl on March 8th, through the Peaceville Records webstore, and regular and special edition CD on April 6th (US).

Fans can preorder both the vinyl and CD editions of Circle the Wagons through the new mini-site, and those who sign up for the DARKTHRONE mailing list will receive a free download of a track off the new album.

Circle the Wagons tracklist:

Side A
1. “Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
2. “Running for Borders
3. “I am the Graves of the 80s
4. “Stylized Corpse

Side B
5. “Circle the Wagons
6. “Black Mountain Totem
7. “I am the Working Class
8. “Eyes Burst at Dawn??
9. “Bränn Inte Slottet

Artwork for the album comes once again courtesy of Dennis Dread, notable for his talents on previous DARKTHRONE albums, F.O.A.D and 2008’s Dark Thrones and Black Flags.

Drummer/vocalist, Fenriz, can also be seen in the black metal documentary, Until the Light Takes Us, a film that takes viewers behind the scenes of the complex and largely misunderstood black metal movement that swept across Europe in the mid-nineties. Until the Light Takes Us is currently showing in independent theaters across North America and Europe. For more information head to www.blackmetalmovie.com.

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: