It appears as if the infamous story of Mayhem will be coming to the big screen one way or another sometime soon. Currently, there are two different projects in the works – one involving the band themselves and the Norwegian picture company Motion Blur and one involving a Swedish production covering the book “Lords of Chaos” to be brought by Jonas Åkerlund (former Bathory drummer who went on to make films and music videos for Metallica, Madonna, etc.)
As you may imagine, Mayhem is not entirely pleased with the Swedish production. There were nationalist tensions as current Mayhem bassist Jørn Stubberud (aka Necrobutcher) stated the following:
“This book Lords of Chaos is fucking crap and that some stupid Swedes are gonna make a movie out of it is not OK. I will do everything I can to stop this film…. Tell the Swedes and the Hollywood people to go fuck themselves.”
For those of you who don’t know the turbulent story of Mayhem involving individuals such as Varg Vikernes (aka Burzum), Euronymous, and Dead – now is probably the time to catch up. Here’s a documentary filled with murder, suicide, and church burnings. Guess we’ll see what ultimately happens with the movies.