The Story of Black Metal Coming To DVD
Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans world-wide.
Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.
To capture this on film, directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell moved to Norway and lived with the musicians for several years, building relationships that allowed them to create a surprisingly intimate portrait of this violent, but ultimately misunderstood, movement.
The result is a poignant, moving story that's as much about the idea that reality is composed of whatever the most people believe, regardless of what's actually true, as it is about a music scene that blazed a path of murder and arson across the northern sky.
This is the first time Until The Light Takes Us will be available on DVD -- it had a theatrical run of over 20 weeks and grossed over $130,000 at the box office. The film will be available on a number of formats including a 1-disc Standard DVD, a Limited 2-disc DVD Edition, Blu-Ray and Digital Download from the Factory 25 website.
In addition to Until The Light Takes Us, indie film & vinyl label Factory 25 is releasing SEVEN titles in 2010 including Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same and the Brock Enright/Kirsten Deirup album Torben, Rio Breaks, Sir Henry At Rollinson End, You Wont Miss Me, Wah Do Dem and Make out With Violence.
UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US STARS: Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell, Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes, Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg, Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, Olve "Abbath" Eikemo, Harald "Demonaz" Nævdal, Bjarne Melgaard and Harmony Korine