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.
Landscape of Hope vs BardSpec @ Eistnaflug! Really proud to announce a unique live collaboration between Grimposium veterans Vivek Venkatesh, Owen Chapman and David Hall alongside our brother Ivar Bjørnson in Iceland in July 2019! Details and ticket link below:English below 👇
Ambient verkefnið BardSpec er hugarfóstur Ivar Bjørnson úr Enslaved. Landscape of Hope er margmiðlunar- og tónlistarspuna samstarfsverkefni sem magnar upp frásagnir til að sporna við mismunun og byggja upp seiglu; það er skapað og stjórnað af Vivek Venkatesh og Owen Chapman sérfræðingum í rannsóknum og sköpun og þátttakendum í Grimposium til margra ára. Kanadíski kvikmyndagerðarmaðurinn David Hall (Uneasy Sleeper), sem sér líka um sjónrænan hluta Bardspec og er sjónrænn hönnuður Landscape of Hope, kemur svo með sína einstöku tegund ögrandi kvikmynda. Eistnaflug 2019 er fyrsta skiptið sem BardSpec og Landscape of Hope koma fram saman þannig að við megum búast við mikilli veislu.
BardSpec is the ambient project from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar Bjørnson. Landscape of Hope is an improvised multimedia and musical outfit which magnifies narratives to counter discrimination and build resilience; it is created and curated by Canadian research-creation specialists and Grimposium festival veterans Vivek Venkatesh and Owen Chapman. Canadian filmmaker David Hall (Uneasy Sleeper) – who also runs live visuals for Bardspec and is a visual designer for Landscape of Hope – will contribute his unique brand of provocative and thought-provoking films. The Eistnaflug 2019 performance will be the first live collaboration between BardSpec and Landscape of Hope.
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Thanks to Eistnaflug 2019 for welcoming Grimposium, Uneasy Sleeper and Enslaved for the European Premiere Screening of an exclusive cut of the upcoming documentary Enslaved 25! More details to follow and more event announcements for Iceland are expected shortly ...Enslaved 25: The Early Years
We are honored to announce the exclusive European premiere screening of an exclusive cut of the career-spanning documentary about the Norwegian progressive metal legends Enslaved. There will also be a Q&A after the film, with filmmakers and Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved.
Produced, directed, filmed and written by Vivek Venkatesh and David Hall. Additional concert filming and live sound recording by Owen Chapman & Jason Wallin Executive producers: Ivar Bjørnson and Kjetil Grutle ... See MoreSee Less