Band Photo: Dark Funeral (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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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 posted the following message on their official web site:
"The new album is completed. . . We will reveal track listing and whatnot as soon as possible. What we can reveal for now though is that we managed to put 10 insane death metal tracks down. You want brutality? You sure got it. You want crust? You got it. You want blasts? Well, you got it."
GOD AMONG INSECTS' sophomore album was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The group's debut CD, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.
Dark Funeral have revealed the artwork for their new album, titled "Attera Totus Sanctus", at their official website.
The cover can be viewed here.
The artwork was done by "Morbid" Daniel Valeriani, who also created the artwork for Dark Funeral's previous album, "Diabolis Interium".
Dark Funeral has announced the tracklisting for their upcoming album, "Attero Totus Sanctus":
1. King Antichrist (04:39)
2. 666 Voices Inside (04:38)
3. Attero Totus Sanctus (05:37)
4. Godhate (05:06)
5. Atrium Regina (05:33)
6. Angel Flesh Impaled (05:53)
7. Feed On The Mortals (05:41)
8. Final Ritual (05:44)
Total Playing Time: 42:58
The album was recorded & mixed at Dug Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden by Anno Satanas from May 23rd to July 15th and from Aug 8th to Aug 19th. It was produced by Daniel Bergstrand and Örjan Örnkloo, mixed & engineered by Daniel Bergstrand and Örjan Örnkloo and mastered by Tomas Eberger at Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden.
"Attero Totus Sanctus" will be in stores in Europe on October 24th through Regain Records and in the US on November 29th via Candlelight US.
Dark Funeral have set "Attero Totus Sanctus" as the title of their new album, due to be released on October 24th via Regain Records.
The follow-up to the band's successful "Diabolis Interium" album was recorded in Dug Out Studios with producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth).
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted the following small update on their official website:
"On Monday, August the 8th, after a 3 weeks break, we will finally return to Dug Out Studio and resume the work on our new, yet untitled full-length album. We expect to have our new Satanic Symphony mixed and mastered within the next two weeks. More information to be announce as soon as it's completed."
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 enter Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren on August 19 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006. "Caligula is currently working on the titles and lyrics and as soon as we have some info on them we'll hand that crap out to you," the band write on their web site. "You can also be sure that we will provide you with an in-depth studio report this time around as well, so keep checking this site out when the recording starts.
"We have already rambled about the direction of the material in previous newsflashes so no need to do it again. Let's just state that if you dig some downtuned death metal played by the best of them, you'll love this coming piece."
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!!!
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!!"
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!"
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Tour dates: More...
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Just For Fun
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.