Too Heavy To Hug #709
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Too Heavy To Hug #709

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By the time you read this, quite possibly the best movie about heavy metal will have just played in cinemas for one night only in Oz, and yes I know This Is Spinal Tap is, wait, was, the best movie about heavy metal, but I’m talking about Lords Of Chaos.

It’s about time the well known story that has become metal lore, about the birth of Norwegian black metal in the 1980s has been given its proper telling in film form. Sure, we’ve all seen the graphic Mayhem album art pics and talked about the church burnings, and even laughed at the Varg Vikernes memes, but to see a live action rendition of the events we all know makes this film a must see.

If you’ve seen the films Legalize Murder and Legalize Murder 2 before Lords Of Chaos then I suspect you’re going to have a hard time taking Lord Of Chaos seriously, especially considering Rory Culkin who looks so much like his older brother Macaulay Culkin, is playing the role of Euronymous. But hey, I’m going to give credit where credit is due and say the tone of Lords Of Chaos will be completely different to the prior mentioned satirical films.

Having said all of that, Lords Of Chaos is sure to become and instant cult classic regardless of what the film reviewers and cynical, old crusty black metal fans have to say.

In other news

Devin Townsend will release his new album Empath in March 2019.

Ensiferum will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday March 2.

Anaal Nathrakh, with special guests Hybrid Nightmares, will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday March 8.

Ozzy has pulled out of Download 2019, which will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Monday March 11.

Max and Iggor Cavalera will reunite to perform classic tracks from their landmark albums Beneath The Remains and Arise at 170 Russell on Thursday March 21.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals along with King Parrot will play Max Watts on Friday March 22.

Obscura with special guests Alarum and Somnium Nox will be at the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 20.

Emperor will play their landmark album Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk in its entirety at 170 Russell on Wednesday April 3.

You Am I will play a Spinal Tap set entitled ‘The Majesty of Tap’ at Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Wednesday April 10.

Boris The Blade have announced their farewell tour and will play Ballarat’s Eastern Hotel on Wednesday April 17, Warrnambool’s Loft on Friday April 19, the Evelyn Hotel on Friday May 3 to a sold out crowd, and a second Melbourne show at the Workers Club on Thursday May 2.

At The Gates, The Haunted and Witchery will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday April 27.

Sevendust will play the Forum on Saturday April 27.

Hypocrisy, with special guests Kataklysm, will be at 170 Russell on Sunday May 5.

The Soilwork gig has been postponed and will now be at Max Watts on Saturday November 2.

If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to [email protected] or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug

Written by Paul S Taylor

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