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Monday, November 05, 2012

Vice/Noisey: One Man Metal Documentary

Awhile back Vice's music channel Noisey announced a 3-part documentary that they would be releasing which focused on 3 different one-man black metal bands.  The third installment has just been released this month so we can finally share the whole thing with you.  I have only watched the first part but it has already piqued my interest.  It's a rare and entertaining view into the secret lives of these solo artists, one of which has never shown his face before this film.  Check the press release below then click on the jump to watch all 3 videos! (I wonder if Xasthur has always been bald and wore a wig or if he shaved his head before the interview?)

"Here's the first installment of One Man Metal, our latest documentary that takes a square look at a shadowy fringe of Black Metal that has never been documented... until now.

We interviewed three enigmatic solo artists—Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur—who produce black metal on the margins of society. These are men who don’t just play the music, but embody what it reflects: isolation, misanthropy, and anger.

The documentary includes the first on-camera interview with Scott Connor, AKA Xasthur, who crafts his bleak sounds from a crumbling apartment in the hinterlands of Los Angeles. We also explored the remote environs of rural Tasmania with Sin Nanna of Striborg, and finally traveled to San Francisco to speak with Jef Whitehead, AKA Leviathan."

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