Black Metal, the most infamous, obscure and mystic genre of metal music. Possessor of an illustrious heritage, often misunderstood, replete of stories and myths behind the figures who make the music. Noisey and VICE are proud to present “One Man Metal” a new three-part documentary with three of the most reclusive figures of the Black Metal scene, Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur. They exist on the fringes of Black Metal and rarely have been documented… until now.
In this new documentary, Noisey follows the lives of three enigmatic well known solo artists — Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur — producing 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.
Presented in black and white, “One Man Metal” documentary takes us to San Francisco, where Noisey spoke to Jef Whitehead AKA Wrest of Leviathan, Los Angeles, where he shows us the first on-camera interview with Scott Connor, AKA Xasthur who crafts his bleak sounds from a crumbling apartment, and to remote Tasmania where he spoke to Sin Nanna of Striborg, sharing his own and unique vision. Noisey interviewed these exceptional musicians, most of whom had never shown their face on camera before. Peek into this window and see through Noisey’s eyes, the isolated life of these prodigal black metal musicians.
Watch Part I right here:After the jump!
Parts 2 & 3 will run this month on Noisey. Stayed tuned.