Monday, February 23, 2009

Once Upon A Time in Norway

Below you'll find 'Once Upon A Time in Norway', a 2007 documentary on the 'Inner Circle' of Norwegian Black Metal. It features many interesting interviews with the protagonists of the drama that unfolded in Black Metal's Dream Time. The musicians, now in their mid-thirties, are older, sadder and wiser and distance themselves from the crimes that were committed in the name of Black Metal. The interviews provide extremely valuable insight into the social and psychological processes which drove the Black Metal conspirators to these crimes. The documentary was also brought out on dvd.

Here's a link to an interesting overview of US Black Metal, 'A Blaze in the North American Sky'.


Anonymous said...

I'm suprised you haven't posted this earlier! It's an excellent documentary, and the best BM documentary I've seen.

balow wynd said...


hey, wanted to say that i really appreciate the time and effort you put into writing this stuff. it really shows. great blog.

thought i'd recommend some black metal i think you could appreciate:

trist - hin-fort

it's a 2xcd, the first is ambient black metal, the second is dark ambient. i recommend this for the first disc alone. it's an hour-long track of sprawling, mindfucking, trance-inducing, ambient black metal. completely dripping with crushing atmosphere. the cover art is perfect. when the black metal sections erupt they grab on to your brain and won't let go

valter said...

Thanks, I'll be sure to listen to Trist!

noise bursts said...

Thank you Valter, I just discovered your page and can't wait to have time to really dig into it and read all the way back.

Thank you for posting these videos, it is really great to see this stuff!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see..

Knew Oystein. Mayhem should have concentrated more on their music.

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