Death metal meets feel-good comedy in the upcoming Heavy Trip. The symphonic, horn brandishing, post-apocalyptic, reindeer grinding, Christ abusing, extreme war pagan, Fennoscandian metal, road trip movie finally has a release date. You’ll soon be able to feast your eyes on this Finnish metal masterpiece in October.
Heavy Trip Synopsis:
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.
The Finnish film is directed by duo Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, with writing credits going to both, as well as Aleksi Puranen, and Jari Olavi Rantala.
Doppelgänger Releasing has joined forces with Bloody Disgusting and Music Box Films to bring us this nonstop Nordic laugh ride. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated through the Southport Music Box Corporation, which are also the owners and operators of Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for foreign and independent films.
Nightmare on Film Street’s very own Kimberley Elizabeth reviewed the film, saying; “..[P]repare for grave-robbing, viking ships, and some serious shredding. The band is about to make it big, but they’ve got to make it to Norway first. Tune in, Turn off, and just go with it – Heavy Trip is a hilarious home for outcasts and misfits. A laugh riot for the rebellious, and call-to-arms for the underdog.”
Heavy Trip will receive limited theatrical release on October 5th, and hit VOD on October 12th. The first screenings announced are:
Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall Beverly Hills): October 5
Austin (Alamo Drafthouse): October 5
Chicago (Music Box Theater): October 5