Band Photo: Dark Funeral (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Dark Funeral news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Almost precisely 20 years after the Swedish masters of black metal released the debut and landmark album "The Secrets of The Black Arts," and six years after the release of their last full-length studio album, "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus," Dark Funeral is finally entering the studio again to create another blasphemous masterpiece.
Lord Ahriman comments: "We've been waiting for this day a long time! Today we've finally entered Dug-Out studios in Uppsala to begin the recording of our sixth studio album! Last we were here, we recorded the Nail Them To The Cross single and that was indeed a great warm up for the new album. It introduced Heljarmadr as the new vocalist and lyricist, showing that we are unstoppable and that we still hold the world in our hands, ready to crush and destroy! We are extremely eager to bring this monster into this world and after months of preparations we are finally here to summon the beast!!"
The album will be recorded and produced by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth and many more) and will be released via Century Media Records.
More details coming soon! More...
With the release of the "Nail Them To The Cross" single earlier this year, Swedish black metal masters Dark Funeral are now preparing the release of their next studio album. Mastermind Lord Ahriman comments:
"Cold winds are blowing over Scandinavia and the winter will arrive very soon. The world is bleak and dark days await. During the past months we have been forging the foundation of what will become the new Dark Funeral album.
"Music and lyrics are falling in place, piece by piece. The actual plan for the release is also slowly taking shape and everything has finally started to move. We aim to hit the studio in early 2016 and to have the actual album in your hands during the first half of the year! More info to follow..."
Wolfpack 44 - a collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Ricktor Ravensbrück from The Electric Hellfire Club and vocalist/guitarist Julian Xes from Kult ov Azazel - premieres the new track "The Black March", taken from the debut album titled "The Scourge", out in stores on January 20, 2016, via Deadlight Entertainment. The effort among others includes guest appearances of vocalist Thomas Thorn (The Electric Hellfire Club), vocalist Jinx Dawson (Coven), guitarists Lord Ahriman and Chaq Mol (Dark Funeral).
Check out now "The Black March" below.
Austria's only true metal underground festival, Kaltenbach Open Air, is streaming a short video recap of its 10th anniversary edition below (courtesy of Stormbringer). This year's edition of the festival had the following bands live on stage: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Hideous Divinity and Darkfall.
Check it out now below.
Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and deploying following bands among many others: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Darkfall. Check out the official festival trailer streaming below. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE.
Check out the official Running Order 2015: More...
Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has already announced the running order for all three days. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE.
Check out the official Running Order 2015 below: More...
Industrial doom outfit Crown will be playing at this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival (replacing the black metalers of Hellsaw who recently called it quits). Hailing from France, Crown (not to be confused with The Crown) consists of two men and a machine who tune their neutron guitars to the Richter scale, and deliver the sound of a molten universe collapsing.
The Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and deploying following bands among many others: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Darkfall. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE .
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...