We cannot wait for you to see Heavy Trip this Halloween season, a black metal comedy being released by Bloody Disgusting and Doppelgänger Releasing on VOD platforms tomorrow.
In the vein of Airheads – if the band were a young Dethklok from “Metalocalypse” – the Finnish comedy is about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that blasts its way out of the quiet countryside for a big debut gig in Norway.
Our friends at MetalSucks caught up with first-time feature filmmakers Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, who shared their own personal curated playlist for the film and explanations as to why they chose the songs they did. You can listen to the playlist below and read about it by clicking the aforementioned link.
“Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. But that’s all about to change when the guys meet the promoter of a huge heavy metal music festival in Norway and decide it’s now or never. Hitting the road in a stolen van with a corpse, a coffin, and a new drummer from a local mental hospital in tow, Impaled Rektum travels across Scandinavia to make their dreams a reality.”
Helmed by first-time feature filmmakers Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, Heavy Trip is the first title scheduled for release under the new distribution deal between Doppelgänger Releasing—the genre label of Music Box Films—and Bloody Disgusting.