Blekkmetal is a documentary about the one-off 2015 festival celebrating the origins of Norwegian black metal. 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 only way to watch the Blekkmetal film is to host a screening at your local cinema theatre or at a film festival that you are organising. Contact producer Vivek Venkatesh at [email protected] for more details.


Extended trailer


Released September 13, 2019, and co-produced by Vivek Venkatesh, Owen Chapman and Danji Buck-Moore, Landscape of Hate recorded the original soundtrack over a four-day period this past June. You can listen to the album on BandcampSpotifyTidal or Apple Music. For more information see here.

Outtake footage

Enslaved performing Jotunblod from the Blekkmetal documentary.

Taake – “Myr” live at Blekkmetal festival 2015. Outtake from Blekkmetal.

Outtake footage from inaugural performance of Gaahls Wyrd from Blekkmetal.