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Formed: 1993
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dark Funeral News

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.

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Dark Funeral Checks In From The Studio

Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral are currently in the Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden to record their new album with iel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, In Flames, Behemoth) as producer. Lord Ahriman have posted the following message at the band's official discussion forum:

I just got back home after being a second week at Dug Out Studios working on the new album. We will return to duty on thusday morning.

The song writings are going better then killer. This week we have completed another 2 songs. So right now we have 5 new songs ready for the new album. 3 more to write and our new Satanic Symphony is completed!

Not relly sure how to explain these 2 new songs other than that they are AMAZING!!! One of them is a "slow" song (no blast beats, only down tempo). And it's filled with so much pain and suffering it'll make you wanna..."beep...beep"...yourself up! It's not anything like "Goddess Of Sodomy". This is pure suffering!!!

It's really hard to put exact words on what the hell we're creating here. But I can promise you one thing. You've never been closer to hell then this!. Be prepared for a HUGE fucking surprise!!!

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Vicious Art Film First Video

VICIOUS ART, the Swedish death/thrash band featuring former DARK FUNERAL members Matias Mäkelä and Robert Lundin, along with bassist Jörgen Sandström (The Project Hate, ex-Entombed, Grave), have posted the following message on their official web site:

"It has been awhile since the last update but not much have been going lately. We keep on writing new material for the next album and the stuff so far sounds really good! It is way to early to say what direction we are heading but fans of the debut album will not be disappointed.

"We have some news on the gig front! We have two more shows coming up this month! First off is Hamar, Norway the 14th of May, at Grotta! Also playing that night is WYRUS! Second show is Stockholm, at Pub Anchor the 19th of May! We have some plans to record our first video at these two shows so please come and start a riot of violence!!"

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Dark Funeral Drop Off No Mercy Festivals Tour

Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have dropped off the No Mercy Festivals European tour "due to disagreements with the crew from the booking agency," according to a spokesperson at the group's record label, Regain Records. It is not presently clear if a replacement act will be added to the remaining shows on the tour (which includes Six Feet Under, Nile, Disbelief, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch).

Dark Funeral will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on May 23 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad) to record their new album, due in late 2005 via Regain Records. The recording/mixing sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium" are expected to conclude on July 1. "We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion," the band write on their web site. "Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!"

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Dark Funeral To Record New Album In May

Swedish black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the following update:

We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion. Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!

In late May, we will enter Dug Out Studio with Daniel Bergstrand [In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth...etc] as producer to record the follow up to our tremenous success "Diabolis Interium". Album title is yet uncertain, but the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in Autumn 2005.

In March/April we will be on tour throughout Europe and we expect to see all of you there!

DARK FUNERAL is one of the bands appearing on No Mercy Festival, which travels through Europe for a month. Also on the bill: SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH. Here's a list of the dates and countries: More...

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Dark Funeral Sign With Regain Records

The Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral have signed a new record deal with the Swedish label Regain Records. The band are currently busy setting up plans for the future of the band among many other things. They will also start finalizing the material and songs for the new album so they can enter the studio as soon as possible to record the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium."

Also, Dark Funeral have been confirmed to play this years edition of Metal Mind Festival in Poland (March 12). And on the 13th the 16-date No Mercy Festival tour start, with Six Feet Under, Nile among others.

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Disbelief Post Video Clip Online

After producing a video for the track "Rewind it all (Death or Glory)" off their upcoming album “66 Sick”, german Death metallers Disbelief have uploaded footage from the shoot and the clip at this location in the mpg-format (9.12 MB).

The new album will be released March 14th via Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The 11 tracks include "Crawl," "For God?," "Edges," and "Lost in time."

Disbelief recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler. They will take part in the No Mercy Festivals all over Europe, together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract. Touring starts March 13th.

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Disbelief Parts Ways With Guitarist

Disbelief have parted ways with guitar player Jan-Dirk Löffler – the split took place by mutual agreement. For the upcoming tour activities of Disbelief, the band has hired an old friend: Ex-Disbelief guitarist Tommy Fritsch will help the guys out.

The new Disbelief album "66 Sick" gets in stores on March 14th 2005. On the same day, the No Mercy Festivals will kick off, check out the tour dates with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch: More...

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Disbelief Announce Album Release Date

Disbelief just completed work on their new album "66 Sick" with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The record is scheduled to get in stores on March 14th 2005 and will contain eleven tracks, among them the titles "Crawl," "For God?,""Edges" and "Lost In Time."

On March 13th 2005, Disbelief will set off for the New Mercy Festival Tour together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract.

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Cataract's "Nothing Left" Video Posted Online

Cataract's video for the track "Nothing's Left" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de.

"Nothing's Left" comes off the Swiss metalcore bands latest CD, "With Triumph Comes Loss", available now on Metal Blade Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. A vinyl version of the album was released through Dead Serious Records.

Cataract will be teaming up with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Disbelief for the No Mercy Festivals 2005 European tour beginning in early March. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

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New Dissection Lineup Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Dissection have revealed their new lineup on the eve of their headlining performance in Stockholm on Saturday (Oct. 30). Joining mainman Jon Nödtveidt (vocals and guitar) in the new formation are Set Teitan (guitar, Aborym, Bloodline), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, Nightrage) and Thomas Asklund (drums, Infernal, Dawn, Dark Funeral). View photos of the new lineup here.

As previously reported, an audio sample of the new Dissection single, "Maha Kali," has been posted online at this location.

"Maha Kali" (view cover), described by the reactivated Swedish death metallers as "a hymn to the wrathful black hindu goddess of Mahapralaya, the great dissolution of cosmos, Jai Maha Kali," will initially only be available directly from Dissection via their official web site and on tour.

Dissection recently spent time in the studio working on their first studio recording since 1995's classic album "Storm Of The Light's Bane."

Dissection guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt was released from prison several months ago after spending seven years behind the bars for murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former Emperor drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun ended in December over "the demands of Dissection's Satanic concept." A documentary DVD and a new studio album are expected sometime in 2005.

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The Black Dahlia Murder To Play Showcase In London

The Black Dahlia Murder is confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 3rd 2004 and will then head out to tour through Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader and more! For a full list of dates in the tour update section.

X-Mass Festivals 2004 w/ Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader tour dates:

12/05 Paris, France La Locomotive
12/06 Essen, Germany Zech Carl
12/07 Osnabruck, Germany Hype Park
12/08 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
12/09 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Club
12/10 Engelsdorf, Germany Hellraiser
12/11 Vienna, Austria Planet Music
12/12 Innsbruck, Austria Hafen
12/13 Milan, Italy Transylvania
12/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
12/15 Ludwigsburg, Germany Rock Fabrik
12/16 Frankfurt, Germany C. Royal
12/17 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

12/18 Tilburg, Holland 013 w/ Dark Funeral and more
12/19 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dark Funeral and more

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God Among Insects Uhr-Nazuur Video Posted Online

God Among Insects, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (Dark Funeral), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (The Project Hate), bassist Tomas Elofsson (Sanctification) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory), have uploaded the video for their track "Uhr-Nazuur" at this location. "Just remember it's nothing special really as we spent no cash at all on it, but at least you'll see some of the intensity we display live, with some other cool shit thrown in for good measures," the band write on their web site.

"Uhr-Nazuur" comes off the group's debut album, "World Wide Death", which was released in Europe on September 6 through Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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Dark Funeral To Headline Nordic Rage Metal Fest

Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have been confirmed to headline the Nordic Rage Metal Festival 2004 on November 6 at Folkets Hus in Boden, Sweden. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Persuader, Laudamus, Deadlock, Slowgate, War Empire and C. C. More information is available at this location.

Upcoming Dark Funeral shows:

Oct. 31 – Seichamps, FRA - Espace Culturel de Seichamps
Nov. 06 – Boden, SWE - Folkets Hus
Dec. 18 – Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 19 – Tilburg, NETH - 013

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Just For Fun

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics

Ruthless Reviews scribe Mike From Hobart has compiled a list of the "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics Of All Time," which includes such bands as Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Old Man's Child and Satyricon.

Check out the list and pics here.

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God Among Insects' Record Release Party Detailed

God Among Insects, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (Dark Funeral), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (The Project Hate), bassist Tomas Elofsson (Sanctification) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory), will be supported by Norway's MYRKSKOG at their record-release party on Saturday, September 4 at : Kelly's in Örebro, Sweden. MYRKSKOG's appearance in Örebro will mark their first-ever show on Swedish soil. The details are as follows:

Murder site: Kelly's, Örebro (info: (019 121180), Sweden
Day and date of murder: Saturday, September 4
The slaughter goes on between 22:00 - 02:00
Ticket to your death: 60 SEK
Buy death-ticket in advance at: Najz Prajz (019 6118810)
Recommended age: 20 years

God Among Insects' debut album, "World Wide Death", is scheduled for release on September 6 in Europe through Plastic Head Distribution, and September 7 in the USA, Canada and Mexico through Candlelight Records USA. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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Festivalbussen Arrange Busses To Metalcamp

The Swedish company Festivalbussen.com will arrange busses to the Metalcamp festival in Slovenia. Some Swedish metal bands will be playing at the festival: Hypocrisy, Dark Funeral, Katatonia and Vintersorg. There will also be other bands like Danzig, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, Primal Fear, Destruction, Dew Scented, Fleshcrawl, Finntroll and more.

The location is situated in the Julijske Alp National park, in the city Tolmin, close to the beautiful surroundings of the Soèa river. The possibility to chill out on a sand beach or to swim in one of the purest rivers in Europe is unique in the European Festival history.

There will be 2 outdoor stages, camping ground inside the festival area, low-priced beer (1,5€), cheap food (hamburger about 2€), and of course some of the best metal bands on earth! So just everything what a Metalhead needs for the party of the year!

The festival take place August 20-21 and Festivalbussen.com will probably arrange buses if there is enough folks interested in this journey. Visit www.festivalbussen.com and www.metalcamp.com for more info!

The price will probably be 1495 SEK exkl entrance ticket (€49)

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Ninnuam Debut Album Samples

NINNUAM will release their debut album, Process Of Life Separation, on July 27th via Crash Music. The 10 track release was recorded at Sensus Studios in Katrineholm, Finland and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The album’s cover art was designed by John Hammarman.

Check out samples of the tracks ‘Process Of Life Separation’, ‘Godhead’, and ‘Sect’.

In other news, Ninnuam will perform at Club666, in Tantogården, Stockholm (Sweden) on November 12th. Other acts on the bill include: VICIOUS ART (with members of DARK FUNERAL and ENTOMBED) and headliners MORK GRYNING.

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Dark Funeral Featured On Horror Movie Soundtrack

Swedish Black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the folowing update on their website:

"The live album entitled De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine (April 19th via Regain) is receiving great response from the media worldwide. The fierce and aggressive scene presence together with the intense response from the South American fans makes this album without a doubt the grimmest black metal live album ever. So be sure not to miss this one.

Other great news are that Dark Funeral will land one song, ‘Thus I Have Spoken’ (Diabolis Interium/2001) in the sequel of the up-coming Zombie trilogy, Die Zombiejager.

Die Zombiejager is a low-budget splatter/gore movie made by Jonas Wolcher and his great team at Too86 Entertainment (Sweden). Die Zombiejäger is the sequel of the Zombie trilogy, Zombienoid. A full-length movie in German (with a few lines in Swedish, English & Italian) with English subtitles. The movie is set for a release in September 2004.”

For those of you fluent in Swedish- more info on the film available here

"De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" limited editions will be released in the following formats: limited CD version packed in slipcase, 1000 copies double gatefold LP and 1000 copies double picture LP.

In other news, as previously reported, Dark Funeral will embark on a mini-tour of Italy with DEFLESHED. Confirmed dates include: More...

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Dark Funeral's Live Album Cover Online

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have put the cover of their forthcoming live album, "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine", online. It can be viewed or downloaded here.

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Dimmu Borgir Cancel Japanese And Australian Tours

Norwegian Black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have reportedly cancelled all of their Australian/Japanese dates that were scheduled to take place in early February. Although no official reason was given for the cancellation, it is believed that problems with the Japanese portion of the trek led to the decision to call off both tours. This is the second time Dimmu Borgir have cancelled an Australian tour, having previously axed what would have been their first-ever trip Down Under back in 1999. DARK FUNERAL will cover up for them, co- headlining with ZYKLON.

The affected dates are as follows: More...

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