For those unaware, Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground is a must-read book written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind, and was originally published in 1998. The book chronicles the early black metal scene, which most infamously includes the murder of Mayhem's Euronymous by Varg from Burzum, various other killings, and some church burning.
The book is being made into a movie that is backed by partners Vice Films, Insurgent Media, Chimney Pot and 20th Century Fox, and the movie will be helmed by ex-Bathory drummer and a renowned director Jonas Åkerlund.
Initial reactions to the movie were pretty across the board. but Darkthrone's Fenriz is extremely against this movie. Fenriz wrote on the band's Facebook: "About this movie concerning our black metal situation in the late 80s and early 90s (lords of chaos): IT IS THE WORST IDEA SINCE UN-SLICED BREAD (quote me, please, and share this vividly PLEASE)," which is about as negative as you can be.
One fan asked about the story in the book where Fenriz was searched on a train for teargas, to which Fenriz/Darkthrone replied with the following.
"[It] wasn't teargas, was just some kind of mustard gas i got from a legendary bouncer and junkie here in Oslo. it was just in my pocket, forgot all about it. the whole situation was very strange. how often does you and your film crew suddenly get frisked ON THE TRAIN TO SWEDEN? never, that's how often."
Darkthrone also said that "actors trying to depict what happened is the real problem here." So yeah, I don't think Fenriz will be seeing this one. When asked in the comments who he would like to depict him in the movie, Fenriz joked he wants actress Resse Witherspoon to play him:
He also revealed the band has been asked to allow the movie to feature their logo and music and they turned it down:
It will be interesting to see which bands allow the movie to use their logos and music in the film, seeing as though there is this backlash.