"Murder Music: A History of Black Metal", an in-depth documentary about the history of black metal, the most controversial and misunderstood arm of heavy metal's complex genealogy, will be free to view for the first time since its release on Rockworld.TV from Friday, October 5.
"Murder Music: A History of Black Metal" is a 64-minute documentary eschews much of the tabloid sensationalism that shrouded the genre in the early to mid-'90s, focussing instead on the music itself — an element thus far overlooked by the mainstream media.
Written by well-established rock journalist and radio DJ Malcom Dome and directed by David Kenny, "Murder Music" is presented and narrated by Rockworld.TV's own Rene Ackermann, boasting over 20 exclusive interviews with band members, journalists, authors and other scene affiliates and experts. The production team travelled all across the U.K. and to black metal's spiritual home of Norway to research their subject and to conduct interviews.
Among the bands featured in "Murder Music" are the legendary, trailblazing likes of MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH, SATYRICON, VENOM and SABBAT — each of whom provide revelatory insights into the complex, creative and fascinating world behind the hearsay.
The documentary debuted online at www.rockworld.tv on April 13, 2007.
"Murder Music: A History of Black Metal" trailer: