Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Until The Light Takes Us and Darkwor

Saturday, April 24, 2010, Redscroll Records Presents:

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT

Real Art Ways Members: $5
Seniors & Students Members: $4.50
Non-members: Regular Admission: $9.00
Seniors (62+): $6.25 (something tells me grandmama and grandpapa are going to pass on this one)
Full-time Students with ID: $6.25

9PM - Movie Showtime (prompt - get there early)

10:30PM - Darkwor

About Until The Light Takes Us:
In 1991, Norwegian churches started to burn. At the same time, a small underground scene of anticonsumerist metal musicians was forming. While reporters and police scrambled for answers, more and more churches went up in flames. They had no leads until Varg Vikernes, one of the leaders of the underground scene, took credit. He was held for questioning long enough for the media to run with a largely fabricated story. Spurred on by sensationalistic media reports of Satanic rituals, abductions and sacrifices, young men began taking cues as to what they should be doing, creating an escalating cycle of fiction creating reality. Black metal, or rather the sensationalized version of it, grew in popularity until it was available in record stores world-wide and was profiled in every major music publication, from Spin to Rolling Stone to Vice, even serving as the inspiration for popular animated shows in the U.S. Succesful visual artists such as Harmony Korine and Bjarne Melgaard are now recontextualizing black metal as contemporary art in international exhibitions.

Black metal was created by three men: one was murdered, one’s in jail for murder and arson, and one continues to release albums in the genre they created. Part modern art movement, part terrorist movement, part rock scene, Until the Light Takes Us explores the brutal history of Norway’s chief musical export and the world of its creators. Far from being a “rockumentary”, however, the film is instead contemplative in its examination of the impact the riotous history and misperceptions have had on its creators.
About the band:
Embracing the weapons of the ancient black metal gods, Darkwor was formed in 2007 as a conduit to the chaotic struggles of humanity's sinister past. Beyond the gates lies the bleak future of our species - as it began with a natural anomaly, so it will end - where five sentients have achieved the inevitable revelation - there will be WAR ON EARTH, FOR ALL TIME...
Gee, Darkwor sound like some gosh darn nice fellas!

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