BLACKHEARTS is a feature length documentary film that explores the lives of three extreme black metal fans – from Iran, Colombia and Greece – as they travel to Norway, the birthplace of black metal music.
Black Metal music is extreme in both sound and iconography. It emerged in Norway 25 years ago as a spinoff of heavy metal with more audio distortion and a strong association with Satanism and the occult. It started as a small, closed circle of Norwegian bands, but hit the front pages of international newspapers in the early 1990s after being linked to a series of murders, suicides, grave desecrations and church burnings in Norway.
BLACKHEARTS takes its audience deep into the minds, hearts and private lives of Sina from Iran, Hector from Colombia and Kaiadas from Greece. It explores how a music scene develops across religious, cultural and political lines, and provides comic relief on the things humans say, think and do when hijacked by passion.
Official trailer for BLACKHEARTS can be seen below.