Move over, This Is Spinal Tap: a new heavy-metal comedy is rapidly approaching, and it's cvlt as fvck. Introducing Heavy Trip: a feel-good clusterfuck of a comedy that tells the story of a Finnish death-metal band's long, strange journey to perform at a Norwegian metal festival. Directed by Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio, the movie's set to premiere next month at SXSW, marking the first time a Finnish comedy has been screened during the fest, reports Birth. Movies. Death.
In anticipation of the big event, the makers of Heavy Trip have released a short trailer previewing the madness to come. After being discovered by a shady promoter, Impaled Rektum, Finland's most brutal band, ditch their mundane day jobs and load in the van. Their epic journey has them robbing graves, kidnapping drummers, communing with Vikings, facing off against cops and soldiers, and, oh yeah — playing lots and lots of death-metal.
Will the band's "symphonic post-apocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing extreme-war pagan Fennoscandian metal" make it to the main stage? Guess we'll just have to wait and see; In the meantime, read on for the official synopsis as featured in the SXSW schedule:
Turo (25) is stuck in a small village in Northern Finland. The only glimpses of light in his life are provided by the amateur metal band, whose vocalist he is. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway: the head of Northern Damnation, a huge metal festival. They decide that it's now or never.
After a miserable warm-up gig Impaled Rektum breaks up just to get together again. They steal a van, a corpse and a coffin from the local cemetery, a new drummer from the local mental hospital and flee to Norway. As they are escaping Finnish police, they have to face the Norwegian Army and its notorious "Delta troppen" in order to get to play their first real gig.