The Norwegian Invasion Appearing In Canada

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Grimposium is presenting The Norwegian Invasion, which is featuring the Canadian premiere screening of Blekkmetal, a documentary about the one-off 2015 festival celebrating the origins of Norwegian black metal, and the Canadian premiere soundscape performance of Norwegian composer Ivar Bjørnson’s Bardspec project. The event will be held at 19h00 on July 3 at the VA114 cinema at Concordia University, while the Bardspec performance will take place at 20h00 on July 2 at Co-op Katacombes; tickets are $15 at the door or online at lepointdevente.


Featuring exclusive interviews and footage of Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, Helheim, Old Funeral, Kampfar, Hades Almighty and Gaahls Wyrd performing classic and rare songs from their catalog, Blekkmetal features an all-Canadian production team including director David Hall (alumnus of Concordia University), metal studies scholars Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University) and Jason Wallin (University of Alberta), and mobile media scholar Owen Chapman (Concordia University).

Blekkmetal is co-produced by the festival’s organizers Ivar Bjørnson, Jannicke Wiese-Hansen and Kirsti Rosseland. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and festival organizers. View the original trailer and an extended trailer below.

Blekkmetal documentary teaser trailer from Grimposium on Vimeo.

Blekkmetal extended trailer from Grimposium on Vimeo.