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

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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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Enslaved, Dark Funeral Tour Report

Even though Mark's in Bedford, NH is very close to my house, this time I decided to venture the vastly unknown territory of Hartford, CT. My main motive was the size of the venue allowing for better photo opportunities. I know from past, bitter experience that the NH/ MA area isn't a cultivable environment for BM so I was harbouring high hopes as to the number of attendees at the Webster. Which were boosted by the fact that the previous night's show in Poughkeepsie had been cancelled, so I thought hordes of fans would relocate to Hartford tonight. More...

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Details On Inferno Fest Kick- Off Party

Inferno Festival organizers have issued the following update:

"Like last year, there will be a kick-off party in Trondheim, Norway. ALLFADER and OLM will play live. During the evening we will announce the full Inferno lineup and we are giving away one Inferno Festival three-day pass and some other goodies. The event will take place at Kafe Larssen. Doors open at 22.00 with the first band going on at approx. 23.00. Tickets cost 80 NOK and it's an 18 year age limit. More information can be found here."

The 2007 Inferno Festival (www.infernofestival.net) is scheduled for April 5th - 7th at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo, Norway. The festival lineup is as follows: ANAAL NATHRAKH, DARK FUNERAL, DØDHEIMSGARD (DHG), IMMORTAL, PRIMORDIAL.

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Abigail Williams, Enslaved and Dark Funeral Tour

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS are playing the following dates in Canada and the US with Enslaved & Dark Funeral:

January 10 - (USA) New York (NY), B.B. KINGS
January 11 - (CDN) Montreal (QC), Le Medley
January 12 - (CDN) Quebec City (QC), L'Imperial
January 13 - (CDN) Toronto (ON), Opera House
January 14 - (USA) Cleveland (OH), Peabody's
January 15 - (USA) Mokena (IL), The Pearl Room
January 16 - (USA) St Paul (MN), Station 4
January 19 - (USA) Orangevale (CA), The Boardwalk
January 20 - (USA) San Francisco (CA), TBA
January 21 - (USA) West Hollywood (CA), Key Club
January 22 - (USA) Santa Ana (CA), Galaxy Theatre
January 23 - (USA) Tempe (AZ), The Clubhouse
January 25 - (USA) Denver (CO), Bluebird Theatre
January 26 - (USA) Albuquerque (NM), Launchpad
January 27 - (USA) El Paso (TX), Texas Avenue Live
January 28 - (USA) San Antoni (TX), The Sanctuary
January 29 - (USA) Ft. Worth (TX), Ridgelea Theatre
January 30 - (USA) Houston (TX), Warehouse Live
February 01 - (USA) St. Petersburg (FL), State Theatre
February 02 - (USA) Fayetteville (NC), Jester's Pub
February 03 - (USA) Poughkeepsie (NY), Chance
February 04 - (USA) Hartford (CT), Webster Theatre
February 05 - (USA) Bedford (NH), Mark's Place
February 07 - (CDN) Royun Nonanda (QC), Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda

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Dark Funeral's Brand of Black Metal Still Brutal

"This song is about a very beautiful day," said Emperor Magus Caligula, lead growler for the Swedish black-metal band Dark Funeral. "It's about the arrival of Satan's empire!" he barked, the sentence ending in a screeching yowl that sent the Tuesday night crowd at Jaxx into an arm-waving frenzy of devil-horn affirmation.

Black metal is primarily a Nordic phenomenon, the genre's artists embracing their Viking and pagan pasts thematically and reverting to an almost primal state musically.

The evening's co-headliner, Norway's Enslaved, features the influences of Pink Floyd and Alice in Chains in its progressive black metal, with sung sections offsetting the Cookie Monster vocals and tempo changes breaking up the jackhammered double-bass drums.

But Dark Funeral is among the most extreme examples of black metal, and the group's hour-long set was uniformly brutal. The band's buzz-saw music is unrelentingly fast, and drummer Matte Modin incessantly battered his double-bass drums as Chaq Mol and bandleader Lord Ahriman hammered their guitars to create a dense wall of sludge, not flashy solos.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

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Finntroll Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

FINNTROLL has been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of Germany's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 16-18, 2007 in Dinkelsbühl. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMON AMARTH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
COMMUNIC
CREMATORY
DARK FUNERAL
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORNENREICH
DORO
EISBRECHER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
FINNTROLL
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
HELRUNAR
HEVEIN
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
IN EXTREMO
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KRYPTERIA
MOONSORROW
NECROPHOBIC
SAMSAS TRAUM
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SIRENIA
TANKARD
TANZWUT

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Crematory Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

German gothic metallers CREMATORY are the latest act confirmed for the 10th Anniversary of Germany's Summer Breeze Festival, which scheduled for August 16th - 18th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts now confirmed for Summer Breeze 2007 include: More...

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Gates Of Metalbaten Cruise Details Revealed

Gates of Metal Festival and Metalbåten will create a new cruise which will be called Gates of Metalbåten (The Gates of Metal Boat). The cruise is between Sweden and Finland at the Silja Festival ferry on the 26-27 of April next year.

Seven bands will perform at the ferry and so far Evergrey, Dark Funeral, Nocturnal Rites, Sonic Syndicate and Manticora are confirmed. The Gates of Metal Boat will be a kick-off for the Gates of Metal festival which will be held for the fifth time in Hultsfred on the 3-4 of August.

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Dark Funeral, Enslaved Add More N. A. Tour Dates

Dark Funeral, Enslaved and Abigail Williams will be hitting the road together early next year on the extensive Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising Tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Dark Funeral Postpone Latvia And Lithuania Shows

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update:

"[It's] now [been] over a week since all of our gear (guitars, bass, wireless systems, cymbals etc) was confiscated by the police in Peru. And we still have not received any news if or when it will be returned to us. At this point of time one can only speculate, but things doesn't look good though.

"[It's] not easy for us to say this, believe me, but due to the current situation we are unfortunately forced to 'postpone' our upcoming shows in Latvia and Lithuania. We can, as anyone might understand, not afford to buy a whole new backline just like that, and/or in time for these two shows, which are scheduled this coming weekend already.

"We understand this will leave a lot of you people disappointed, including the local promoters, but we sure hope to have this literally fucked up situation sorted out real soon, and new dates scheduled and announced to you shortly."

DARK FUNERAL performed an all-instrumental set in Lima, Peru on October 8 after the group's vocalist/bassist Emperor Magus Caligula was taken ill. A near-riot followed the concert, with several irate fans destroying property around the concert venue as a way of registering their dissatisfaction over what they felt was a less than adequate performance.

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Dark Funeral Post 'Atrum Regina' Live Video Online

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have posted their live video for the song "Atrum Regina" at this location (MPG file, 86 MB). The clip was filmed in Paris, France on March 17, 2006 at La Locomotive by Bernard of Escape Productions (France). The video was edited by Magnus Gillberg of Gillberg Films (Sweden).

DARK FUNERAL will team up with ENSLAVED (Norway) and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS (USA) for the "Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising" North American tour beginning in early January.

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Dark Funeral Fighting 'Corrupt Record Labels'

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL announced the formation of a new "movement" called "Musicians Against Corrupt Record Labels". According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "The main point with the movement is to enlighten and warn artists and music fans about certain corrupt record labels within the scene . . . The time has come to cleanse OUR scene from these rotten imbeciles! Let them feel our infernal wrath..."

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/darkfuneral.

DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden. The album features a guest appearance by former MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm.

DARK FUNERAL currently features vocalist/bassist Emperor Magnus Caligula, guitarist Lord Ahriman, guitarist Chaq Mol, and drummer Matte Modin.

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Dark Funeral Compiling Video Footage For DVD

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have issued the following update:

"We are currently putting together material a DVD, possibly a double DVD. And we would like to get some, if not all, of the shows during our up coming Latin American tour professionally filmed. Therefore we call out to all you people who will attain any of the shows during the tour, and to those of you who can, and wants, to film the show(s) for us. Please email us at info@darkfuneral.se so we can make sure that our agency prepare a video/photo-pass etc for you."

For a list of upcoming DARK FUNERAL tour dates, click here. More...

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More Dark Funeral, Enslaved Dates

Another date has been released for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:

January 9 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
January 15 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
January 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
January 25 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

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More Dark Funeral, Enslaved Dates

Another date has been released for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:

January 9 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
January 15 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
January 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
January 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

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More Dark Funeral, Enslaved Dates

Another date has been released for the Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising tour featuring DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS:

January 9 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
January 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club

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More Info On Dark Funeral, Enslaved Tour

Candlelight Records recently announced its second North American label tour package. Set to kick off January 9 Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising will feature the long-awaited stateside return of Dark Funeral (Sweden), Enslaved (Norway) and introduce newcomers Abigail Williams (USA). The tour will visit 20-plus cities before concluding on February 4.

Dark Funeral guitarist/founding member Lord Ahriman says, "since we announced the first European tour dates for our latest album Attera Totus Sanctus earlier this year, there has been a constant and completely overwhelming flow of mails from the US and Canada asking when the hell we will tour North America. Well finally dates are being booked! Last time we toured the US supporting Cannibal Corpse in 2002 we had a blast. Everyone we met during that tour was really cool. The crowd was totally awesome. It'll be killer to finally return overseas! I have the feeling that this is going to be one hell of a tour and we hope see you in January!"

Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjornson adds, "I have awaited this moment since I don’t know when and now it is official: an extensive Enslaved tour in North America is becoming reality. We have been working every possible angle of getting over to present our music for years. We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you at the shows. You won’t be disappointed; neither will we."

The tour continues Candlelight's growing commitment to the live forum. Recent Candlelight artists to visit the US include Vader (Poland),Destruction (Germany), and Emperor (Norway). This fall Candlelight will present tours from Dismember (Sweden), Epica (Netherlands), 1349 (Norway), Sahg (Norway), Daylight Dies (USA) and Witchcraft (Sweden), with additional festivals and tour announcements to soon follow.

Dates and ticket on sale information for Candlelight II: Phoenix Rising will be announced shortly. The first date to be revealed is as follows:

January 9 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Dark Funeral Announce Tour

DARK FUNERAL, ENSLAVED, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS will team up to kick off the new year with a US tour. The first date to be revealed is as follows:

January 9 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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Dark Funeral Record Sweedish Gig

Today, July 27, beginning at 9:03 PM CET (3:03 PM EST) a live recording of DARK FUNERAL's set from their recent European tour (recorded by P3 Live on February 2, 2006 at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden) will be broadcast on the Swedish national radio channel P3. The show will be streamed at www.sr.se/p3

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Mordichrist To Enter Studio Next Week

MORDICHRIST, the Swedish black metal band featuring DARK FUNERAL guitarist Chaq Mol, will be entering the studio next week to "record some new obscure music," according to a posting on the group's web site. "I can promise that you will not be disappointed," says Chaq Mol. "As always, we will keep it simple, but with a good sound."

MORDICHRIST had previously issued a limited-edition (500 copies) 10-inch mini-LP via Danza Ipnotica.

MORDICHRIST singer Nenia is going lend her diabolical voice to the German black metallers CAEDES on their new CD. No further information is currently available.

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Dark Funeral Forced To Cancel Polish Shows

The following messages have been posted on the official Dark Funeral website:

"We are sorry to inform that DARK FUNERAL, NAGLFAR, AMORAL & ASMODEUS gigs in Lódz and Katowice have been cancelled. Massive Music would like to apologize for all inconveniences caused to Dragon Productions and the bands. The cancellation is beyond our control, we are entirely helpless in the face of the present political situation in Poland. "
Mariusz Kmiolek/Massive Music POLAND

"We understand this has really nothing to do with Dark Funeral alone as a band, but by a musical scene the Polish Catholics obviously wish to forbid. To us this is just another proof of the hypocrisy that lies behind organised religions. They happily promote tolerance, yet, as soon as they see something they dislike, they are fast as a shark to call for censorship. The thing is, reactions like this will most certainly give the opposite result, it always does! We would however like to apologize for all inconveniences this has and will cause our Polish fans, but this is unfortunately beyond our control"
Dark Funeral

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