Filmmaker and podcaster Bruce Moore of Brutally Delicious Productions (Brutally Delicious on YouTube, Brutally Delicious Podcast, Metal Health: Out of The Pit, Metal Missionaries, Metal Missionaries) is bringing forth his next music documentary, True American Black Metal. The film will release online on September 30th and you can see the most recent trailer below. The film highlights the underground of USBM artists, mostly from rural areas, including Frost Like Ashes, Symphony of Heaven, Crimson Moon, Mystic Winter, Elgibbor, Vials of Wrath, Crimson Moonlight, Oculum Dei, O Majestic Winter, Pantokrator, Uzkost, Enthroned, Crest of Darkness, and more.
From the director:
The genre of black metal is not an exclusive style to the European forests, but a genre that has been passed on to several countries such the United States. A black metal movement has slowly been spreading throughout the United States where some would consider the least likely location; Rural America. Between the rust-colored scrapyards and snow-tipped mountains, many phenomenal bands have come forth and presented their take on the genre of black metal infused with a little bit of that American small-town vibe. True American Black Metal is a film that documents this growing movement in the U.S. and contrasts the Americanized version to the “Trve Kvlt” of the European version. The film sees many bands behind the camera giving their perspective, including Frost Like Ashes, Symphony of Heaven, Crimson Moon, Mystic Winter, Elgibbor, Vials of Wrath, Crimson Moonlight, Oculum Dei, O Majestic Winter, Pantokrator, Uzkost, Enthroned, Crest of Darkness, and a few others. The documentary speaks to how growing up in the United States changed the perspective of black metal from the European style.