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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 Reunites With Former Drummer

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..."

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Dark Funeral Seeking Fan Photos

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 photos@darkfuneral.se. 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."

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Dark Funeral Splits With Drummer

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: vocalist@darkfuneral.se

"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...

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Dark Funeral Parts Ways With Bass Player

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...

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Dark Funeral Announces Search For New Vocalist

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: vocalist@darkfuneral.se."

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Dark Funeral Performance Footage Available

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.

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Dark Funeral Comments On Tour Rumors

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."

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Dark Funeral Parts With Singer

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...

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Dark Funeral Comments On Pro Rock Cancellation

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!"

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Dark Funeral Hellfest Performance Video Available

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.

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

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)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

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Dark Funeral Posts Fan-Filmed Footage

Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have posted a series of fan-filmed video clips online from their recent shows on the "Declaration of Hate" European tour. The first can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.

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Dark Funeral Cancels Another German Show

Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have issued the following update about canceling another German tour date:

"Ave everyone! It just came to our attention that the show on March 17 in Köln, Essigfabrik, Germany has been pulled by the promoter, the very same one who pulled the show on us in Bochum a couple of days ago. We're of course extremely disappointed by this, but there's unfortunately nothing we can do about it. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you."

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Dark Funeral Cancels Upcoming German Tour Date

Dark Funeral has issued the following update about canceling their previously scheduled tour date on March 10th in Germany:

"Ave everyone! We just found out that the show in Bochum, Germany, on March 10th has been canceled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may case you, but it's totally out of our control. Hopefully all of you who had planned to come and see us there can make it instead to Köln and Essigfabrik on the 17th. Tonight we play the Markthalle, and we're definitely going to unleash Hell over Hamburg!"

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Dark Funeral Checks In With Tour Diary

Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral is set to kick off a European tour tonight. Dark Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has issued the following tour update:

"Ave everyone! We have just completed 2 days of pre-production for the tour at Avenyn, which is a big theatre in the centre of Ludvika, Sweden. It went amazingly good. The set-list we have put together this time totally kills. And I'm absolutely sure it'll please both new and old fans. We have brought in several of our old songs that we haven't played in ages, even some that we never even played live before. It's also the longest set we've played live so we're giving it all 666% this time around, which after all is what our fans expect and deserve from us.

"The stage design and set-up we have put together is the biggest we've ever brought out on tour. And as you can see on the images, it looks phenomenally evil. Last night the tour bus came to pick us up. And once we had loaded all the gear and personal belongings we set the course straight to Skövde, where we'll kick off the tour tonight."

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Dark Funeral Comments On Upcoming Tour

Black metal act Dark Funeral has issued the following update about kicking off the "A Declaration of Hate" European tour:

"Ave everyone! Today it’s less than 2 weeks left until we kick off our massive tour throughout Europe, a tour that we dubbed 'A Declaration of Hate - European Tour 2010.' 41 shows across 17 countries are lined up, so this will be a massive trek indeed. The tour premiere will be held in Skövde, Valhall, Sweden on March 5th, and we will round up with a hometown show (Stockholm, Sweden) on April 19th. As support, we will bring with us some truly killer acts too: Zonaria (SE), Carach Angren (NL), Nefarium (IT). On the UK dates Akercocke will join the horde, too.

"On March 3rd-4th we have rented a theater where we are going to hold some serious pre-production rehearsals. You know, to plan the last few details and make sure that everything works and goes as we’ve planned. Can’t fucking wait for that! Anyway, I’ll make sure we get some images shot from it and posted on the web, hopefully on the 4th already! We have also prepared a killer set list. And I’m absolutely sure that it’ll please both old and new fans of the band.

"Since it’s almost five years since we last toured Europe we have planned and prepared to bring out our biggest production yet. So be prepared for a HELL of a show! Not only will this be the biggest production we have ever brought out on the road, it will also be the longest tour we’ve done since 2001 (Diabolis Interium). And we’re totally looking forward to it! For those of you who haven’t got your ticket yet, you’ll find tour dates and links to where you can purchase your ticket below. See you soon!"

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Dark Funeral Cancels Metalgate Festival Appearance

Dark Funereal has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the Metalgate Festival:

"Ave to all you czech Dark Funeral fans out there! With deep regrets I have to inform you, that we have to cancel Dark Funerals appearance at the Metalgate Festival 2010.

"After the rip off with that Unholy Fest in 2009 that probably all of you know about, it's even more disappointing to be unable to give you the band you are looking for a festival show this summer. As well as the guys in Dark Funeral, I'm a man who means yes, if he says yes! Only this time I stumbled over my own feet - meaning, that I confirmed the Dark Funeral tourshow on April 4th at the Masters of Rock Café in Zlin as exclusive (!) show for Czech Republic! A few weeks after that I agreed with the Metalgate Festival on Dark Funerals appearance for 2010. In the meatime I had simply forgotten the other deal I made before...

"When the Metalgate billing was announced recently, I was reminded on our exclusive agreement by Pragokoncert, who are promoting the show in Zlin. So now I simply have no other chance than to stick to my first word. And that means, to take Dark Funeral off the bill of Metalgate 2010. I'm human. I make mistakes. Unfortunately! More...

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Nefarium Announces Touring Bassist

Otargos bassist XxX will be joining Nefarium as their session bass player for the upcoming "Declaration of Hate" European tour, which is being headlined by Dark Funeral. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/05 Skövde - Valhall, Sweden
3/06 Malmö - KB, Sweden
3/08 Hamburg - Markthalle, Germany
3/09 Hannover - Musikzentrum. Germany
3/10 Bochum - Zeche, Germany
3/11 Dordrecht - Bibelot, Netherlands
3/12 Leeds - Rios, United Kingdom
3/13 North Wales - Hammerfest, United Kingdom
3/14 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms, United Kingdom
3/15 London - Underworld, United Kingdom
3/16 Zwolle - Hedon,Netherlands
3/17 Köln - Essigfabrik, Germany
3/18 Vosselaar - Biebob, Belgium
3/19 Strasbourg - La Laiterie, France
3/20 Pratteln - Z7, Switzerland
3/21 Limoges - CC John Lennon, France
3/23 Madrid - Penelope, Spain
3/24 Murcia - Nuevo Garaje, Spain
3/25 Barcelona - Salamandra 1, Spain
3/26 Marseille - Le Jas Rod, France
3/27 Annecy - Le Brise Glace, France
3/28 Paris - L'Elysee Montmartre, France
3/30 Rome - Alpheus, Italy
3/31 Milan - Magazzini Generali, Italy
4/01 Ljubljana - Solkan/Nova Gorica, Slovenia
4/02 Zagreb - Bogaloo Club, Croatia
4/03 Bratislava - Randal, Slovakia
4/04 Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
4/05 München - Backstage, Germany
4/06 Nürnberg - Hirsch, Germany
4/07 Mühltal bei Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater, Germany
4/09 Jena - F-Haus, Germanys
4/10 Berlin - H-O-F- 23, Germany
4/11 Katowice - Mega Club, Poland
4/12 Gdansk - Parlament, Poland
4/13 Vilnius - New York, Lithuania
4/14 Riga - Melna Piektdiena, Latvia
4/15 Helsinki - Tavastia, Finland
4/16 Turku - Klubi, Finland
4/17 Oulu - Club Teatria, Finland
4/19 Stockholm - Klubben, Sweden

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Dark Funeral Announces Third Support Band

Swedish metal band Dark Funeral has issued the following update regarding their upcoming European tour dates:

"We are proud to announce that Italian NEFARIUM will be the 3rd support act that will join our massive crusade throughout Europe in March/April 2010! That means that the bill is complete, finally! New and final banners are available too. You’ll find links here below."

"Beside the tour, we are ready to announce a couple of festival dates for summer 2010. You’ll find the dates below."

"Please note: Since the last update, there’s been some slight changes in the routing. Here’s the last update!" More...

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