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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.
Lord Ahriman, mainman for Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, has issued the following update:
"I guess by now most of you, if not all, have realized that Matte Modin is no longer in the band. Anyway, we have for the past few weeks been busy rehearsing with a new AMAZING drummer. And all I can say is WOW! He totally nails the songs exactly as they are played on the albums, with every single hit on the snare, kick, cymbals, etc, just a little bit better. Might sound a bit weird to you, but now with a new maniac behind the kit one realize that a lot of things have actually been missing from the drum department when we’ve played the songs live. Not anymore though. And I’m sure things will just get better. More...
DARK FUNERAL have confirmed their participation in this year's Total Metal Festival, scheduled for September 15th in Noicattaro (Bari), Italy.
As previously reported, Dark Funeral will return to North America for more shows this fall with openers NAGLFAR and DAATH. Dates include:
9 - Crocodile Rock Cafe - Allentown, PA
10 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
11 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
12 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
14 - B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
15 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
16 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
17 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
19 - Pearl Room - Mokena, Ill
20 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
21 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
24 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
25 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
26 - The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
27 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
28 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
29 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
30 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth, TX
1 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
2 - Harpo´s Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
3 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
More dates have been released for the DARK FUNERAL’s North American tour later this year with NAGLFAR and DAATH:
October 9 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
October 10 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
October 11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
October 15 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
October 16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
October 17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 19 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
October 20 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 21 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
October 22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
October 25 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 26 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
October 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 30 - Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
November 1 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
November 2 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
November 3 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Legendary California metallers ARMORED SAINT will play at Viper Room in Hollywood on May 19. This will be a warm-up gig for the band's appearance at this year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, which will be held May 25-27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the Rock Hard Festival include AMON AMARTH, DARK FUNERAL, DEATH ANGEL, GRAVE DIGGER, HAMMERFALL, PAUL DI'ANNO, ROSS THE BOSS and THIN LIZZY.
ARMORED SAINT played a number a European and U.S. dates last summer, some of which were taped for the band's upcoming live DVD. It is not presently clear if plans exist for the group to begin work on a new studio album. ARMORED SAINT's last CD, "Revelation", came out in 2000 on the Metal Blade label.
After a successful North American tour earlier this year it is now officially confirmed: Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will return to North America for another 20 shows in October/November. This time support comes from their Swedish brothers NAGLFAR and Atlanta-based newcomers DAATH. The dates are as follows:
Oct. 10 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Oct. 11 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Oct. 12 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Oct. 14 - B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
Oct. 15 - Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City QUE
Oct. 16 - Medley - Montreal, QUE
Oct. 17 - Opera House - Toronto, ONT
Oct. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 19 - Pearl Room - Mokena, Ill
Oct. 20 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Oct. 21 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
Oct. 22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Oct. 24 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 25 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Oct. 27 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 29 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 30 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth, TX
Nov. 01 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Nov. 02 - Harpo´s Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
More dates will be announced soon.
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL and NAGLFAR appear to be teaming up for a North American tour later this year, with DAATH also on the bill. The first date to be released is as follows:
October 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
MARDUK and DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS have announced "Sword In The East Tour 2007" dates. At Moscow's show Devilish Impressions will play with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL and BELPHEGOR.
The MARDUK, DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS tour dates are as follows:
04.04.07 - Minsk (Belarus) "Arena"
05.04.07 - Kiev (Ukraine) "DK Svjatoshin"
08.04.07 - St-Petersburg (Russia) "Orlandina"
10.04.07 - Krasnodar (Russia) "Orbita"
11.04.07 - Rostov-on-Don (Russia) "Podzemka"
13.04.07 - Rjazan (Russia) "Planetary"
14.04.07 - Moscow (Russia) "Tochka" * with MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL, BELPHEGOR
"We've previously informed that on that tour we will be supported by S.Winter on drums (Aeternus; ex-Gehenna, ex-Forlorn) but due to unpredictable circumstances, namely visas problem, we've had to change the line-up again. It is official now that the drums will be taken over by Cloud of Polish technical death metal bands - Sceptic and Thy Disease" (Quazarre)
Devilish Impressions finally got their page on myspace.com, which you can check out here.
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will make their movie debut in "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath", written and directed by Shane Bugbee, an actual priest in the Church Of Satan. The entire band appears in the film, which is being touted as "the first-ever Satanic porn," and will be released by the controversial Extreme Associates in March 2007.
DARK FUNERAL not only stars in "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath", but also contributes its song "King Antichrist" to the movie soundtrack. The scenes featuring the band were shot before and during their show at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on January 21, 2007.
The "Club Satan: The Witches Sabbath" DVD-release party will be held March 21 at Ivar on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.clubsatan.com
The members of DARK FUNERAL are no strangers to controversy themselves. In 2004 one crazed fan in Chile, Rodrigo Orias, murdered a Catholic priest during a sermon in Santiago. In 2006, the band inadvertently incited a riot in Peru when legions of fans destroyed the venue and vandalized nearby buildings and cars after DARK FUNERAL was forced to perform without its lead singer.
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...
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.
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
"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.
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):
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FEAR MY THOUGHTS
KEEP OF KALESSIN
SECRETS OF THE MOON
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure that our agency prepare a video/photo-pass etc for you."