Band Photo: Dark Funeral (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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On February 23rd, the Swedish masters of furious, intense and merciless black metal from Dark Funeral will return with the release of new single "Nail Them To The Cross."
Besides the title track, which released as a video some weeks ago to present new vocalist Heljarmadr, the single includes another brand new track called "Temple Of Ahriman."
Both songs were recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala/Sweden and were mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand. The cover artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco.
Nail Them To The Cross will be available as a digital download and a hand-numbered 7" limited to 1000 copies worldwide, of which 500 copies are on black vinyl and 500 on blue vinyl.
The 7" will only be available through CM Distro and at the band's live shows, starting with one of the first appearances featuring new members Heljarmadr and Natt at Blastfest (Bergen, NO) on February 20th. The CM Distro pre-order starts on January 26th. You can also catch the band live:
23.01.2015 - Meh Suff! Winterfestival - Zürich, CH
20.02.2015 - Blastfest - Bergen, NO
15.05.2015 - Steelfest - Hyvinkaa, FIN (Special TSOTBA set)
19.06.2015 - Nummirock - Nummijarvi, FIN
04.07.2015 - In Flammen Open Air - Torgau, DE
22.08.2015 - Kaltenbach Open Air - Spital am Semmering, Austria More...
After launching the new track "Nail Them To The Cross," Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral is now officially introducing new frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt. Century Media Records had this to say:
"With roots in the second half of the 90's black metal scene and in bands such as highly respected Gra, Domgard, and Cursed 13, comes a raw force from the underground.
"Known as a fierce frontman, both onstage and on recordings with his previous bands, he will now step up and claim a seat in the throne room of Dark Funeral to inflict deep scars in the black metal scene. The name Heljarmadr derives from old Scandinavian languages, simply meaning 'a man belonging to hell.'
"With long time experience in the arts of creating dark satanic music, he will play a key role in shaping the future vocal and lyrical direction of Dark Funeral. Expect nothing but excellence, pure darkness and uncompromising evil!
"Treading into this world, Natt has always had a strong, deep interest in music and the arts of the great unknown. More...
In 2012, long-running Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and now, after completing the search for a new front-man, unveil the first glimpse of future blasphemies with the new track "Nail Them To The Cross."
"Nail Them To The Cross" was recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand. The video clip was directed by Owe Lingvall.
A strictly limited 7" single including "Nail Them To The Cross" and another new track will be released in early 2015; stay tuned for more information coming soon. You can also see the band live:
Jan. 23, 2015 - Meh Suff! Winterfestival - Zürich CH
Feb. 20, 2015 - Blastfest - Bergen, NO
May 15, 2015 - Steelfest - Hyvinkaa, FIN (Special TSOTBA set)
June 19, 2015 - Nummirock - Nummijarvi, FIN
July 4, 2015 - In Flammen Open Air - Torgau, DE
Aug. 22, 2015 - Kaltenbach Open Air - Spital am Semmering, Austria More...
Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:
"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.
"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.
Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered the black metal capital of the world, is now just under 6 months away from seeing a total extreme metal annihilation!
The second edition of Bergen’s new indoor metal festival, Blastfest, has already been launched with a remarkable lineup.
The 2015 lineup includes the brutal force of Poland’s own Decapitated, Sweden's Craft, the Canadian death institution of Cryptopsy, and Finnish black metal kings, Impaled Nazarene, to name a few.
With still 20 more bands to come, today the festival organizers announce the addition of At The Gates, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ, Demilich, Sarke, Destruction, Saturnus, Endstille, and Borknagar. More...
As the band searches for a new vocalist, Dark Funeral has recently been re-issuing previous albums. Now the Swedish band has checked in with the following update about working on new materila:
"Sorry for my long time silence. There are obviously reasons, personal reasons, for this silence, but I have no wish to dig any further into that now or ever to be honest, which I hope you all will respect! Anyway, apart from my short updates on my personal fan-page, I'm more than aware that many of you are waiting for some more concrete news on the new album, and vocalist.
"Unfortunately there's not much to tell except that I/we're still busy writing. And we're still looking for a new permanent vocalist, but as always there are a lot of things happening behind the scene...
"Anyways, speaking about the new album... The new material is coming along absolutely majestic, no doubt! And compared to our previous albums, it carries a more melancholic touch than just sheer darkness & evil, but that's where my blackened heart and soul is at the moment. And wherever my inner demons lead me I will follow. And wherever they'll bring me, it will color my music obviously. I'm absolutely sure you'll dig this new stuff as much as I do!
"Besides writing on the new album, among many other things, we're currently working on a massive 20 years anniversary gig in Stockholm, Sweden this spring. If you know the Dark Funeral history I'm sure you can figure out what date (weekend) we have in mind for this hellish event, if not, just wait for the official announcement coming soon. Anyway, this gig will be 'exclusive' in many ways and you'll don't want to miss it, believe me!
"As said, we're still looking for a permanent vocalist, preferably from Scandinavia. If you've got what it takes to tour intensely and be the front man of the ineffable Kings of Black Metal, please send us your application to email@example.com
"Please provide the following information when sending applications: Send us a photo, your name, age and a short background story about you and maybe bandography incl. touring history. Also attach 1-2 audio/video clips in good quality that have been recorded recently. If we find you interesting, we'll contact you regarding the next step.
"Furthermore, we have just reissued our entire back catalogue through Century Media! All releases have been expanded with previously unseen photos from my personal archive, extensive liner notes by Olivier 'Zoltar' Badin (Terrorizer / Iron Fist), bonus material and revamped layouts. These albums are available as CD (at mid-price!), LP and Digital Download. Check them out and make your order here." More...
Century Media Records has posted previously unreleased footage of Dark Funeral performing live in Buenos Aires for an official live DVD recording. Check out the hour long set in the player below. Dark Funeral also just re-issued a series of albums, with full details available at this location.
After releasing re-issues for "The Secrets of the Black Arts," "Vobiscum Satanas," and "In the Sign..." yesterday in North America, Swedish black metal masters Dark Funeral have now announced the street date for their second batch of re-issues: "Diabolis Interium," "Attera Totus Sanctus," and "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus."
Due out November 25th in Europe and North America, these new editions have been expanded with previously unseen photos from Lord Ahriman's personal archive, extensive liner notes by Olivier "Zoltar" Badin (Terrorizer / Iron Fist), bonus material, and revamped layouts. See below for each album's track-listing and details. More...
After recently signing to Century Media Records for an upcoming studio album, Dark Funeral is now ready to present a series of re-issues for the band's previous six albums.
Created with the band's close cooperation, the first batch of Dark Funeral re-issues covers the self-titled MCD (plus bonus material), "The Secrets Of The Black Arts" (including the re-mixed/re-mastered 8-track Unisound mix as a bonus), and "Vobiscum Satanas" (including live tracks).
These titles will be released in Europe on September 9th and in North America on November 12th via Century Media Records.
In regards to these upcoming re-issues (plus Dark Funeral's new vocalist search), the band's mastermind, Lord Ahriman (guitar), comments:
"I'm proud to announce that we are finally doing proper re-issues of our classic albums through Century Media. And to really spice things up, I have dug deep into my personal photo archives to come up with some killer photos/flyers, previously mostly unseen by the public eye. These will be the definite versions of our classic albums, especially the nice vinyls! Each album also contains detailed liner notes-- and besides myself, Themgoroth, Dan Swanö & some other old friends that were present at the time I formed the band contributed to this. Unfortunately, I could not finish off these re-issues with Blackmoon, who sadly passed away earlier this year, but he was fully aware of them and for 'In The Sign...' and 'The Secrets...' we at least added a tribute page to commemorate him.
"We've just ended our festival season with a killer show at Germany's Summer Breeze festival. Now, my/our main focus will be to resume writing the next masterpiece, tentatively set for release in 2014. More news to come...
"Dark Funeral is currently looking for a permanent new vocalist - preferable from Scandinavia. Serious applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org!" More...
As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.
To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.
Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...
The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:
The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...
Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.
Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:
Friday, June 28th:
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Veil of Maya
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...
Dark Funeral has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the band's Graspop performance:
"Ave Demons! Dark Funeral's exclusive 20 year anniversary show at this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting to be streamed live on skynet.be. Yezz, the Skynet.be web site will be streaming Dark Funeral's performances in high quality, as it happens, with multiple camera angles on the stage and in the audience. This is a show you simply don't want to miss!
Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 18:05 to 18:55 (6.05-6.55pm)
"Watch the live stream from Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 here. For those of you with Smartphones, you can download the "Graspop Metal Meeting" App and watch the live stream direactly through the App: iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone."
Dark Funearl is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013 with a number of festival shows all over Europe. At the Graspop Metal Meeting the band will play a never seen before exclusive set list, comprising the debut MCD from 1994 and “The Secrets Of The Black Arts” album from beginning to end – crowned by a special pyro show. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.
King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."
The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:
"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"
The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...
If Satan needed a house band in Hell, he could certainly call on Morbid Angel. Thanks to his guitar acrobatics, journalists have long dubbed band-founder Trey Azagthoth as the Eddie Van Halen of death metal. When the group emerged in 1989 with their first proper release, few, if any, could match the Mercury-footed speed of Pete Sandoval’s double-bass-blasting feet. The groove, mind-blowing skill and heretical lyrics and imagery landed the group at the top of the extreme metal world. Massive touring cycles transformed the band into one of the most prolific, underground touring acts of the 1990s. Their devilish music found its largest audience opening for Slayer and Pantera in the beginning of the new millennium.
After the Pantera gigs, Morbid Angel largely stayed out of the limelight. An opening stint for Soulfly in 2005 was the only North American tour I recall since Pantera. Assumingly, much of the crowd in attendance at Backstage Live in San Antonio had not seen the group in seven or even twelve years. Many long-time fans bemoaned “Illud Divinium Insanus,” the group’s first album in eight years, as the lowest point of artistry in the group’s near-thirty-year career. In fact, many of these fans felt the album was so poor they wouldn’t even venture out to see the band play, which is such a shame because they missed one of the best extreme metal tours of the year! More...