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.
Obscura, Arch Enemy, Seupltura, and Twisted Sister are the latest bands confirmed for next's year's Hellfest, set to take place June 18-20, 2010 in Clisson, France.
The current line up is as follows:
BORN FROM PAIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SWALLOW THE SUN
WALLS OF JERICHO
“My Funeral” is one of the three heavier, non-blast-beat songs, which was recorded for Dark Funeral's new full-length album “Angelus Exuro pro Eternus,” due out November 18th via Regain Records. The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital by Standard Film Team.
Photos taken during the video shoot is available at this location.
Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral have finalized more details on their upcoming album "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus." The new album, which is set for a November 18th release via Regain Records, was recorded at Abyss Studio in Grangärde (Sweden) with engineer and producer Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy). Dark Funeral issued the following statement about the album release:
"The album will be released in a couple of different formats. One of the first officially confirmed information is that the very first editions will be a 2 DISC Limited Edition [containing 1 CD + 1 Live DVD]. The bonus live DVD offers approx. 55 minutes of all previously unreleased material. Professionally filmed with 6 cameras during the band’s highly acclaimed 15th anniversary special show, which has been commended as a 'firestorm' during the P&L Festival in Sweden 2008, cannot be missed! The album will also include 2 versions (soft & hardcore) of their brand new video for 'My Funeral'.
"Furthermore Dark Funeral shot a video for one of the new tracks, 'My Funeral', over the August 21-23. The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital. The environment was just killer. And besides, it suited the video theme perfect! The video is currently under editing by Standard Film Team. And within the next two-three weeks it should be ready for the world premiere. However, due to the graphic violence and somewhat gory nature of the video, I would assume that we will be forced to edit two versions, one soft and one hard core version. Exactly how and where we'll release them is yet to be decided though."
The track listing will be as follows: More...
Dark Funeral has issued the following update about their upcoming album "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus:"
"Peter Tagtgren is currently mixing our new album at his Abyss Studios. Once we have approved the final mix, Jonas Kjellgren [Scar Symmetry] will be mastering it.
"By listening to the rough-mix, the final production will kill totally, no doubt! Can’t wait to blast the final result in the stereo!
"We decided to go for a bit rawer sound this time, and not as crystal clear and perhaps polished as our last album [Attera Totus Sanctus ©2005], but no worries. The production still holds the high quality that you would come to expect from us. We haven’t done ‘a Metallica’ so to say!
"During the last weekend we spent at the Abyss Studio we recorded a video for one of the new tracks. The video was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital. The environment was just killer. And besides, it suited the video theme perfect! The video is currently under editing by ‘Standard Film Team’. And within the next 2-3 weeks it should be ready for world premiere. However, due to the graphic violence and somewhat gory nature of the video, I would assume that we will be forced to edit 2 versions, one soft and one hard core version. Exactly how and where we’ll release them is yet to be decided though, but we will keep you posted about it of course. The video was shot for a track called ‘My Funeral’.
"Now you may wonder what the album will be called. Well, here is another ‘exclusive’ for you…. ‘Angelus Exuro pro Eternus’ !!!"
Dark Funeral has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"While E.M Caligula has been busy in the studio this week, writing and recording the vocals for the new album. The rest of us have had a well-deserved break, and spent some time at home with family and friends.
"Tomorrow (Friday Aug 21) the whole band will meet up again at the Abyss studio. And to begin with, we will shoot a video for one of the new tracks!
"We have found some really sick and suitable locations in the area around the Studio. So, besides working on the final stuff for the new record, we will shoot a video between Friday and Sunday. And by the time we are done with the video-shoot, we should, hopefully, be ready to begin with the final mix and mastering of our new, yet untitled, Masterpiece! During the coming weekend we will also be visited by international journalists and the mighty Tattoo artist Carlos Aguilar (Black Shadows Tattoo and Magazine).
"More detailed info on the new album, it’s title among many other things will be announced shortly. Stay tuned….
"And by the way, there’s A LOT in plans right now so make sure to sign up to our official MAILING LIST to not miss anything out."
Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral are currently in the studio recording their new album, which remains untitled at the moment. Guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following album update for the bands fans:
"It’s been a really tuff and hectic schedule for us during the past couple of weeks, but I shall not complain. It actually feels amazingly good to be super busy again with the band, and especially spending time in the studio recording a new album.
"On the weekends we have played festivals around Europe. It’s been a blast indeed! And on the weekdays we have, and are still, located at the Abyss Studio, recording what surly will become yet another masterpiece, no doubt!
"I must admit that while I/we have been writing for this album my personal impression has been that the material is somewhat slower, not as technical etc., compared to our previous albums. And I actually thought it would become like a 50/50 split with fast and non blastbeat songs. I couldn’t have been more wrong. More...
Dark Funeral has posted a live video clip online of their performance of the song "Atrum Regina" at the Brutal Assault Festival 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Dark Funeral has posted online a series of fan filmed video clips from the Party San Festival in Germany and the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic. The video clips can be viewed below.
Eyefear has issued the following announcement about confirming their appearance at Australia's Screamfest:
"Greetings. We are proud to announce that Eyefear have been confirmed to take part in one of the biggest metal events ever to take place in Australia Screamfest 09. This promises to be a huge event. Hope to see you all their !!! Horns Up !!!"
The two day festival is set to take place on December 31st and January 1st in Sydney. Other confirmed bands for the Screamfest include: Cynic, Dark Funeral, Destroyer 666, Destruction, Edguy, Ensiferum, Rotting Christ, Sonata Arctica, Black Majesty, Virgin Black, and Vanishing Point.
Dark Funeral has posted online a series of fan filmed video clips from their recent festival performances. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
Dark Funeral has posted a live video clip of their performance at the Rockweekend on July 9th. The video can be viewed below. More...
Dark Funeral has checked in with the following update:
"Finally! Today, July 10th we will enter the Abyss studio together with producer Peter Tägtgren to begin the recording of a new, yet untitled, full-length album. Not sure how long it’ll take to finalize and nail the new stuff, but we’re roughly expecting to spend the next 4-5 weeks or so in the Studio.
"Since we won’t have regular access to internet while we work on the new record, we have set up a Twitter account. This way we can text in short updates to keep you all as updated as possible throughout the entire recording session. You’ll find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/DarkFuneral
"During the recording session we will also write some more in depths studio reports of course, but through Twitter we can provide you with short and daily updates. We will also be filming, so keep your eyes open for video reports as well. The studio/video reports will be posted on our YouTube channel [www.youtube.com/darkfuneral] and MySpace [www.myspace.com/darkfuneral].
"Just like countless of other bands, we have, unfortunately, also been forced cancel our show at the Unholy Fest, but thanx to Lechoslaw Wilk (Blood Fire Death Festival) and our booking agency Dragon Productions, we have been fortunate enough to arrange a replacement show in this very last minute. So instead of playing Unholy Fest on July 25th, we will play at Club 'CK Wiatrak' in Zabrze City [http://www.wiatrak.art.pl].
"Since it’s a last-minute show, and we want to fill the place to it’s entirely, the ticket price is set to only 40 Zlotys (9 euro) in pre-sale, and 50 Zlotys (11 euro) at the door. Support will come from 'Infernal War' and 'Pleroms Gate.' See you there!!!"
Dark Funeral has issued the following update about canceling their appearance at the Unholy Fest:
"Just like countless of other bands, we have, unfortunately, also been forced cancel our show at the Unholy Fest. It actually seems like this festival was never going happen in the first place, and just a big scam already from the beginning. The promoter seems to have disappeared from the surface of the earth, whereof we, and as it seems, also many other bands, simply have no other option but to cancel.
"This sure sucks for us, who were really looking forward to this show, as much as we know it does for all of you who already have purchased tickets and made arrangement for the fest. We do hope that all of you who have bought tickets will be fully refunded by the organizer though! More...
Dark Funeral has issued the following update about preparing to record a new album:
"Finally. We have a date set for our studio session!
"On July 10 (yezz, the day after we play the Rockweekend Festival in Kilafors, Sweden) we will enter Abyss Studio together with Peter Tagtgren to begin the recording of our new, yet untitled, full-length album.
"At this point of time we have demoed 7 new and totally amazing (of course) songs and we got an 8th almost done. Besides that, we have quite a lot of additional material written that we hopefully will be able to turn into a killer track or two before our studio time runs out. More...
The Unholy Fest will take place between July 23 - 25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic at two different venues.
The currently confirmed line up and schedule is as follows:
7/23 at CAS Arena: Cradle of Filth, Cryptopsy, Silva Nigra, Inferno, Alastor, Demonical, Horna, Grave
7/24 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Satyricon, Enslaved, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Hell United, Vesna, Blood Red Throne, Furia, Shining, Taake, Desulotry, Entombed, Asphyx, Infernal War, Enclave
7/25 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Impaled Nazarene, Nefarium, Rasta, Massemord, Koldbrann, Hate, The No-Mads, Urgehal, Desaster, Root, Primarl Fear, Moonspell, 1349, North, Holy Moses
Lord Ahriman, guitarist of Swedend's Dark Funeral, has checked in with the following update:
"Though it was about time to let you know what’s going on...
"Chaq Mol [guitar] and I are still hard at work on a pre-production for the new full-length album at my (yet unnamed) home studio. The song-writing process are moving along just fine, perhaps not as fast as I could hope, but new and killer songs are at finally beginning to take some real shape. And it all sounds totally fucking KILLER (of course!).
"At this point we have the core for 6 songs completed, and another 2 under progress.
"So far I haven’t really got a more in depth or an overall picture of what we have written other than that it all sounds DARK FUNERAL in the flesh, but with more groove and variety then before. I have also a feeling that we have brought back a bit more of our melodic side aka “Diabolis Interium” era, which was something I initially wanted for this album.
"Beside the ûber melancholic Russian funeral symphony I told you about earlier, we will offer you a couple of more heavy songs this time around. And with that said, I think this may become our most varied album thus far.
"No exact date has been set when we will enter the Abyss Studio, but as soon as it’s nailed in stone we’ll let you know of course.
"I would also like to take this opportunity too to thank all of you who have written to me in response to a name for my home studio. Honestly, I didn’t really expect any response to that at all, but apparently I was dead wrong. Damn, I’ve been overwhelmed with suggestions, some totally killer, while others, hmm, well, not so good…but I totally appreciate them all anyway. As you might have understood already, my main focus right now lies on getting the new album together, so I haven’t had any time whatsoever to even think about a name for my home-studio, but when I eventually do, I’ll let you know of course."
Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION have revealed the tracklisting and album artwork for their new album, "Black Reign." You can view the album artwork here.
The tracklisting for "Black Reign" is as follows:
1. Thirst For Blood
2. Black Reign (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren and Emperor Magus Caligula)
4. Eternal (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren)
5. Hear This
6. Dead Forever
7. Flesh, Bone And Skin
8. Trucido Christianese
9. Storm (Featuring guest vocals by Emperor Magus Caligula)
"Black Reign" was produced, mixed and mastered at Sweden's Abyss Studio by Tommy and Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, ex-Bloodbath, etc) together with SANCTIFICATION. "Black Reign" will also to be released in Super Jewel Box CD format.
SANCTIFICATION features members from God Among Insects, In Battle, Soul Drainer and recently Emperor Magus Caligula from Dark Funeral took over the singing duties and replaced Kristoffer Hell.
An announcement for the release date is coming soon. In the meantime, the past recently posted a couple new songs on their MySpace page.
Lord Ahriman of Swedish black metal act Dark Funeral has checked in with the following update:
"I’m sorry for the long silence since the last update. Due to various reasons we were forced to halt the pre-production we begun working on in the studio some months ago.
"Chaq Mol and I have however continued to write and trying out new material, but instead of doing it in the studio, with a producer, we have been demoing new stuff in my very own home studio (damn, I need a name for it… any suggestions?).
"Anyway, things have been going rather slow but definitely steady forward. More...
DEMONOID, the Swedish old-school death/thrash metal project featuring ex-THERION members Kristian Niemann (guitar) and Johan Niemann (bass) along with former SOILWORK / CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand, and DARK FUNERAL's Caligula on vocals offers the following update:
"Updates have been few and far between the last couple of months and recording has been on hold because well....life sort of got in the way. The family moved in November and it took just about two months to get everything sorted and up and running again. I also had to start earning more money; meaning working more; meaning more time spent with guitar students and less on the new record. Not exactly what I had planned but you gotta do what you gotta do." More...
Ex-Necrophobic guitarist David Parland has created a new MySpace page detailing a new project he is working on. He issued the following statement:
"To begin with, the main reason with this Myspace website is of course nothing other than to provide you with information about what I am up to...
Since I literally have been out of the scene for some good time and living under a rock (wasting even my own creativity and a lot of time), I for some strange reason feel NOW is the time to restart everything. Why exactly now I do not know, but I work on 'if it feels right...it is right.'
So the main reason for me reaching out again right now is because of the new music band/project I am creating. This is right now in the making. There is sadly not too much I can reveal at this moment, other than 1) it will be a return to more of a Death metal style with Black and Thrash metal influences. but it will be brutal and Catchy and very melodic. 2) Tomas Asklund (ex.DARK FUNERAL/DISSECTION/INFERNAL is the drummer and other core member, and right now we are in the songwriting process).
We will put up excerpts from the coming demo here in a couple of weeks, so check back later for this. This will be followed by an album in late 2009, with around 8-9 tracks. More...