It claims that it will tell about truths and lies of Norwegian black metal history for it has been subjected to many controversial thoughts already before it is released.
Director Jonas Åkerlund is ex-Bathory drummer and awarded film director who is known with music video projects like Metallica, Rammstein, U2, Satyricon, Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Solstafir, Coldplay, Ozzy Osbourne, Roxette, Candlemass, etc., short movies and many documentaries also.
The book that the movie is based on named "Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground" written by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind, published by Feral House that is known by releasing books about forbidden topics.
The book won a Firecracker Independent Book Award in 2003 and translated into nine languages.
It is about crime journalism including many interviews from Norwegian black Metal scene and an extended perspective for Mayhem-Burzum dilemma together with church burnings back then in Norway.