Blekkmetal is a documentary about the one-off 2015 festival celebrating the origins of Norwegian black metal. Featuring exclusive interviews and footage of Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, Helheim, Old Funeral, Kampfar, Hades Almighty and Gaahls Wyrd performing classic and rare songs from their catalog, Blekkmetal features an all-Canadian production team including director David Hall (alumnus of Concordia University), metal studies scholars Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University) and Jason Wallin (University of Alberta), and mobile media scholar Owen Chapman (Concordia University). Blekkmetal is co-produced by the festival’s organizers Ivar Bjørnson, Jannicke Wiese-Hansen and Kirsti Rosseland.
The only way to watch the Blekkmetal film is to host a screening at your local cinema theatre or at a film festival that you are organising. Contact producer Vivek Venkatesh at firstname.lastname@example.org more details.
Enslaved performing Jotunblod from the Blekkmetal documentary.
Taake – “Myr” live at Blekkmetal festival 2015. Outtake from Blekkmetal.
Outtake footage from inaugural performance of Gaahls Wyrd from Blekkmetal.
Grimposium vs Someone Canada podcast series now online. Check it!In this four-episode podcast series, our director - and Canadian Commission for UNESCO / Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO co-Chair for the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism - Vivek Venkatesh, and Michelle Ayoub speak with extreme metal bands about media censorship, provocative art and hateful discourse, and much more. Discussants include: Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, Kirsti Rosseland, Ivar Peersen, and Kjetil Grutle from Enslaved; J.R. Hayes from Pig Destroyer; Richard Johnson from Agoraphobic Nosebleed; Ihsahn from Emperor; Neill Jameson from Krieg; Jason Rockman from Slaves on Dope; and Sean McGuinness from Pissed Jeans. Be sure to tune in: soundcloud.com/grimposium/sets/deciphering-norms-of-media-consumption-in-extreme-metal // Dans ce podcast de 4 épisodes, notre directeur & co-chaire Canadian Commission for UNESCO / Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO en prévention de la radicalisation & de l’extrémisme violents, Vivek Venkatesh, et Michelle Ayoub parlent avec des groupes Métal extrême de la censure des médias, de l’art provocateur et du discours haineux, entre autres. Soyez à l’écoute! ... See MoreSee Less