Band Photo: Dark Funeral (?)
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral has been confirmed as the latest act for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany. The event will take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany and features the following bands:
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Six Feet under
Lord Ahriman of Swedish blackened death metal band Dark Funeral has confirmed the band's split with Regain Records:
"Since the question has come up quite a few times in recent months, I guess it is about time we make it all official: Yes, we have left Regain Records.
"Time went by and we didn't see any future whatsoever to continue to work with them. At this point in time we have not signed to a new label, but negotiations are currently taking place. And until we have signed a new deal, we are open to any and all offers that comes our way."
Dark Funeral has been confirmed for the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 19, and will be embarking on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, which sets sail on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas" from Miami, FL.
MEGADETH is confirmed to play the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The Hell And Heaven Metal Fest is currently the only open air metal festival in Mexico. The festival had its first edition in October 2010 with three stages and 40 bands. The festival is dedicated to metal, but tries to balance genres such as heavy, glam, metalcore, thrash, speed, death, black and industrial metal.
This year the promoters expect to have a 20,000 audience and have confirmed 57 bands on four stages. The full line-up for the festival is as follows:
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
Plus the following Mexican bands: More...
Suffocation is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, which sets sail on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas" from Miami, FL. So far 22 of a total of 40 bands have been confirmed. The current list is as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
Cannibal Corpse is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The currently announced acts (with 19 of 40 being confirmed so far) are as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
The cruise will sail Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27th, 2012.
Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:
"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:
MY DYING BRIDE
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Swedish blackened death metal outfit Dark Funeral has announced that the band has found a new bass player after months of searching. A message from the group reads as follows:
"The black circle has been closed once again and it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce and welcome our new bass player, Zornheym.
"Now, that we face our new line up, I must say that the atmosphere and the chemistry within the band feels absolutely fantastic. Furthermore, every single member of Dark Funeral is once again sharing a tremendously strong commitment, an absolute dedication as well as utter professionalism. And I am absolutely sure that what you, our dear fans, soon will be able to witness that this unholy gathering of these five knights in Satan’s service is the most sinful and powerful Dark Funeral ever!
"We have rehearsed together for a few months already. And it feels like we are already tighter and sound much better than ever before. So once we kick off touring again, we will be like an infernal war machine that will crush everything in its path."
Zornheym also comments: "It is with great honor to be now part of this undefeatable armada of black metal warriors. When you join the truly ineffable Kings of Swedish black metal it is beyond doubt that great excitement accompanies this unholy path of trampled souls. Onwards into Battle! The circle is closed!"
Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have announced that they will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship festival. The event, which will be an early 2012 affair, will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23rd, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts are planned to perform on the cruise with new band reveals taking place monthly.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
After struggling with lineup problems recently, Swedish blackened death metal outfit Dark Funeral has taken a step towards stability by announcing the recruitment of a new vocalist, as well as confirming that the band will be performing at next year's edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal festival. A message from Lord Ahriman reads:
"I must admit that it surely was not an easy task to find a worthy replacement for Emperor Magus Caligula, who has been doing an amazing job for Dark Funeral during the past 15 years. He has not only been "the vocalist" for the band, but also a very good friend of mine and he always will be!
"Anyway, 10 months of intense search worldwide have finally given result. And I'm VERY proud to announce and welcome Nachtgarm to the horde. More...
Dark Funeral announced its split with drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom in September of last year. Dominator has now issued the following statement about returning to the band:
"After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it’s a great privilege for me to announce my return to Dark Funeral. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind the kit and annihilate. It’s an honour to play alongside my fellow brothers again. May Dark Funeral rise to Dominate once more."
Lord Ahriman comments: "It feels absolutely killer to be working with Dominator again. He's not only an amazing drummer, but also a very good friend. And I'm glad he's back in the band. A massive welcome back brother! Now, let's together set the world ablaze and conquer the universe once and for all!"
Guitarist Chaq Mol also added, "Finally, a missing brother is back from his walkabout. And the search for a drummer is officially over. Once again we have the honor to play with the best drummer ever. Welcome back Dominator, my brother! More news and announcements coming shortly..."
Dark Funeral has issued the following statement about seeking fan photos from the band's performance at the Summer Breeze festival:
"Ave everyone! We need your help! We are looking for high quality photos (300dpi or higher) from our performance at SummerBreeze Festival, Germany on Aug 21, 2010 and/or from our show at Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden on April 19, 2010.
"If you do have some great picture from any of these 2 shows, please get in touch and/or send them directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone who submit photos from any of these 2 shows, and which we end up using with be credited of course. Thanks in for your support."
Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following announcement about the band parting ways with drummer Dominator:
"Ave! Recently, you could read about Nils 'Dominator' Fjellstrom's departure from Aeon due to personal/private reasons. Today we can confirm that he’ll no longer be part of Dark Funeral either. And just like Aeon, we won’t comment on this subject any further.
"With that being said, I/we see no reason to waste any time here. Besides a new vocalist, we are currently looking for a new drummer too. If you do believe that you have what it takes for the job, please send us a brief introduction and some audio/video files/links of your performance to: email@example.com
"With the recent departures from the band I/we understand if this may cause some worries and/or confusion amongst you all, but you can be rest assured that everything is under total control! It’s not like anyone have left the band on bad terms, but unfortunately, sometimes things like this are inevitable and needs to happen to secure the survival of a band. And there is absolutely no doubt in my/our mind that once the new line-up is complete. We will be a stronger and better band than ever. Musically we will continue in the same paths. I’m still main responsible for all the song writings, incl. the drums. So you have nothing to worry about there. However, a new line-up will naturally color the sound in some ways, but I’m totally confident that it will only be for the better. More...
Swedish blackened death metal outfit Dark Funeral has announced that they have parted ways with bassist, B-Force. A message from the band reads as follows:
"The dawn of a new dark era has risen, and a new hellish chapter has begun.
"Despite the circumstances, I must say that the band and I are extremely motivated and excited to start a new chapter in the saga that is Dark Funeral. We've already have some killer plans for the future. And all I can say at this point is that we'll be moving forward with full force and without mercy.
"Those of you who've followed Dark Funeral since the beginning in 1993, surly know that this is not the first time we've undergone a major lineup change. And whatever some people may have thought or whined about, no one can deny the fact that I/we've always succeeded in recruiting new and amazing musicians to move forward and reach new heights with the band. There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that this will again be the case.
"On August 21st we performed our last show with Emperor Magus Caligula at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany. Since this was a very special performance in many ways, we not only put on our biggest pyro show ever, we also captured this gig with 10 cameras (including 1 crane). So you can be sure to expect a DVD release from this killer show in the near future. More info regarding the DVD will come in due time...
"Since parting ways with E.M.Caligula, it come as no surprise to the rest of us, that B-Force would follow the same path and throw in his towel too. So I wish to thank him for the six fantastic years he'd been with us on bass. It’s been a pleasure indeed working together." More...
Sweden's Dark Funeral recently parted ways with long time vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula. The band has now issued the following update about starting the search for a new vocalist:
"Looking for a new vocalist! Naturally, our demands on a new vocalist are VERY high, but we are fully confident that there are some truly amazing vocalists out there that would fit us like a hand in glove.
"So if you do believe that you have what it takes to blow us away with your vocal skills, and to replace Caligula, don’t hesitate to send us some audio/video files of your vocal performance! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Dark Funeral's final performance with vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany. You can check out the clips below.
Dark Funeral, which recently parted ways with vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula, has issued the following statement regarding rumors of the band touring Central America:
"Ave! It has come to our attention that 'someone' has announced several shows with us, Dark Funeral, in Central/Latin America this autumn. Before this gets out of control, we’d like to point out that we have NOT confirmed, nor even been in any direct discussions with anyone, regarding a Latin American tour at this point of time."
Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral has announced that they have parted ways with singer Emperor Magus Caligula (real name: Masse Broberg.) A message from Broberg reads as follows:
"I would like to inform all of our fans that on Saturday, August 21, at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, I will be doing my last show with Dark Funeral.
"Naturally I have mixed feelings about this decision, but it is final!
"They say that every person will have about 15min of fame during their life....! More...
Dark Funeral has issued the following announcement about the Ukraine's Pro Rock festival being canceled:
"Ave! Yet another festival weekend is coming up, but unfortunately we have some bad news for all of our Ukrainian fans. ProRock 2010 (Ukraine), where we were supposed to play Saturday (July 17) has been canceled! We’re extremely disappointed of course, but in this type of situation there’s unfortunately nothing we as a band can do. We do however hope that all of you who have bought tickets for the festival will be refunded by the organizer.
"Since we truly hate canceled shows, our booking agency has, in this very last minute, been trying to arrange a replacement show in Kiev, but since the promoter has failed to keep his part of the deal, a replacement show won’t happen either. However, tomorrow we’ll definitely play at Kaltenbach Open Air (Austria) as scheduled. We will hit the stage at 22:20 and play an hour set. And we’re totally looking forward to it. See you there!
"Before I go I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who attended Hellfest (France), Graspop (Belgium) and Unirock Open Air (Turkey). Your response was phenomenal and we sure had a blast playing at all of them! Our next festival appearance will be at SummerBreeze (Germany) on August 21. See you there!"
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Dark Funeral performing at the 2010 Hellfest in France on June 19th. The video clip can be viewed below.
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness