MAYHEM: New Documentary 'Pure F*cking Mayhem' Nearing Completion

A sequel to the acclaimed Norwegian/Swedish documentary "Cult of Aggression", focusing on the Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM, is in the final stages of production and is planned for release sometime in the spring. Entitled "Pure Fucking Mayhem", the new documentary is being financed by the film's director, Stefan Rydehed, and "will be shown at film festivals around the globe," according to Rydehed. "If any company wants to release it, they can contact me; otherwise it will be released through the Internet."

According to the director, "Pure Fucking Mayhem" covers MAYHEM's history from the early days to the present day and it will be a totally new documentary." Included in the film will be a brand new interview with MAYHEM singer Attila Csihar, conducted this past Saturday (Feb. 4) at a SHINING gig in Halmstad, Sweden. "With the documentary there will also be a soundtrack for it — black metal songs played on piano," Rydehed said.

The original film, "Cult of Aggression", was released in 2002 and received its world premiere in 2004 at the Oslo Filmfestival, where it was shown twice. It is available for viewing in its entirety at Google Video.

"The first documentary about MAYHEM, 'Cult of Aggression', was about their history — mainly about their music, but, of course, if a band has such a bloody history as MAYHEM, you can't [leave] that out of the documentary," Rydehed previously told BLABBERMOUTH.NET.

"'Cult of Aggression' was mainly with Manheim and Necro Butcher but had a few parts about Dead when I used a voice-over and some folks who lived in Kråkstad when the band had their rehersal/livingplace there," Rydehed added.

"The new version of [the film], which will be totally new except Manheim's part, will still focus about the music, events, albums, members and session members and people who have been involved in the scene. So it will be a pretty huge documentary. Still underground!"

More information about "Pure Fucking Mayhem" can be obtained by writing to Stefan Rydehed at [email protected]

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