Arrow Films are delighted to announce the UK release of LORDS OF CHAOS in cinemas from 29th March 2019. Receiving its World Premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, LORDS OF CHAOS is a thrilling coming of age horror, weaving together rock’n’roll, youth, love and death through an incredibly dark story.
Renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund (Polar) brings his notorious visual aesthetic to the film, alongside ground-breaking performances from Rory Culkin (Signs, You Can Count On Me) and Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond Pines, Brooklyn).
Oslo, 1987: Seventeen-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his idyllic Scandinavian hometown and create “true Norwegian black metal” with his band, MAYHEM. He’s joined by equally fanatical youths – Dead and Varg. Believing that they’re on the cusp of a musical revolution, the group gets even darker driven by the black metal dogma to spread evil.
They begin burning down churches throughout the countryside and stealing tombstones for their record store. But when the press catches up with them and Euronymous takes more credit than he’s earned for the group’s violent acts, Varg, fresh out of jail, arranges a dark encounter to settle the score and ultimately determine who the darkest black metal musician is…