Of course, Until the Light Takes Us full of artful shots of Norway's stark, gorgeous countryside and cityscapes, which go a long way toward illustrating what inspired the black metal guys in the first place is also opening up the scene for curious outsiders.
"It's out of our hands now," Fenriz shrugs. He's bitter, but he's got a point. Murders and mayhem and Mayhem aside, once pop culture snatches up your subculture see: Guitar Hero's black-metal character, Lars Ümlaüt, or the aforementioned Lords of Chaos flick there's no stealing it back.
UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US
ThursSat, 7:30 p.m.
(also FriSat, 9:30 p.m.), $8
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, SF
(415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org