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Dark Funeral confirm 20 Years of Satanic Symphonies special show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 9th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

1994 is regarded as an important year for all things black metal in the Nordic hemisphere. In May of that fateful, Dark Funeral became apart of the scene, unleashing the storm that was their debut and legendary self-titled release. For 20 years now, Lord Ahriman and his fellow warriors have successfully spread their satanic anthems around the world infecting the masses with numerous albums and worldwide tours. In 2014, they are still spreading the darkness upon us! A highly anticipated new album is coming up later this year, but first things first:
On 3rd May 2014, Dark Funeral will present you an unforgettable gig offering a very exclusive set spanning their entire catalogue yet with focus on older classics. The band will be fronted by Emperor Magus Caligula. On top of this, former members will make exclusive guest appearances, too. Thus you will see Themgoroth, Typhos, B-Force, Dominion and Gaahnfaust live and onstage for the first time since they left the band. This night will be an absolute must for both old and new fans, so make sure you will be there.

This very special anniversary gig entitled 20 years of Satanic Symphonies will take place at Klubben, Stockholm on May 3rd and tickets can be obtained here at this location.

Dark Funeral online:

http://darkfuneral.se
http://facebook.com/darkfuneral
http://myspace.com/darkfuneral
http://youtube.com/darkfuneral
http://twitter.com/darkfuneral

 

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Dark Funeral reissue classic early albums

Posted in News with tags , , , on 17th September 2013 by Pieni

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Now signed to Century Media Records, and while the successor to “Angelus Exuro pro Eternus” isn’t ready yet, Dark Funeral have decided to reissue their previous albums, plus the very first EP.

The first three are already on sale in Europe, in CD, LP and digital formats, the vinyls – including a limited edition in blue – available at http://www.cmdistro.de/Category/Dark_Funeral_Re/74.

Check out the exact track-listing (bonus tracks featured in the vinyls as well):

In The Sign…
1. Open The Gates (4:36)
2. Shadows Over Transylvania (4:22)
3. My Dark Desires (3:52)
4. In The Sign Of The Horns (3:43)
5. Equimanthorn (Bathory cover) (3:21)
6. Call From The Grave (Bathory cover) (4:34)
7. Open The Gates (Live 2003) (3:54)
8. Shadows Over Transylvania (Live 2003) (3:16)
9. My Dark Desires (Live 2003) (3:48)
NOTE: 1-4: Self-titled MCD (1994), 5-6 taken from “In Conspiracy With Satan” BATHORY-tribute sampler

The Secrets Of The Black Arts
CD1:
1. The Dark Age Has Arrived (00:18)
2. The Secrets Of The Black Arts (03:40)
3. My Dark Desires (03:46)
4. The Dawn No More Rises (03:58)
5. When Angels Forever Die (04:06)
6. The Fire Eternal (03:54)
7. Satan’s Mayhem (04:52)
8. Shadows Over Transylvania (03:41)
9. Bloodfrozen (04:20)
10. Satanic Blood (originally by Von) (02:12)
11. Dark Are The Paths To Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal) (05:56)

CD2:
1. Shadows Over Transylvania (Unisound version (03:39)
2. The Dawn No More Rises (Unisound version) (03:40)
3. The Secrets Of The Black Arts (Unisound version) (03:26)
4. Satan’s Mayhem (Unisound Version) (04:48)
5. Bloodfrozen (Unisound Version) (03:36)
6. My Dark Desires (Unisound Version) (03:21)
7. Dark Are The Paths To Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal) (Unisound Version) (05:39)
8. The Fire Eternal (Unisound Version) (03:38)

Vobiscum Satanas
1. Ravenna Strigoi Mortii (04:26)
2. Enriched By Evil (04:40)
3. Thy Legions Come (04:11)
4. Evil Prevail (04:28)
5. Slava Satan (03:56)
6. The Black Winged Horde (04:37)
7. Vobiscum Satanas (05:00)
8. Ineffable King Of Darkness (03:38)
9. Enriched By Evil (Live 1998) (04:43)
10. Thy Legions Come (Live 1998) (04:14)
11. Vobiscum Satanas (Live 1998) (05:00)
12. Ineffable King Of Darkness (Live 1998) (03:28)

All works have been remastered and feature previously unseen photos, bonus material and revamped layouts, meaning they’re a must for every BM lover.

Dark Funeral online:
www.darkfuneral.se
www.facebook.com/darkfuneral
www.myspace.com/darkfuneral
www.youtube.com/darkfuneral
www.twitter.com/darkfuneral

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Dark Funeral to play first EP in its entirety at Graspop

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 10th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The legends of Swedish black Dark Funeral are celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013 with a number of festival shows all over Europe. At the Graspop Metal Meeting Dark Funeral will play a never seen before exclusive setlist. This very setlist comprises the legendary debut MCD from 1994 (incl. the most popular Open The Gates) and the WHOLE of the classic The Secrets Of The Black Arts album from beginning to end – crowned by a special pyro show. The event is also in tribute to the founding member David “Blackmoon” Parland who died earlier this year. Blackmoon left Dark Funeral in 1996 after the release of The Secrets Of The Black Arts but will always remain an important part of Dark Funeral’s legacy. So don’t miss it and hail the sign of the horns.

ExclusiveGraspop 2013 setlist:

01 – Open the Gates
02 – Shadows Over Transylvania
03 – My Dark Desires
04 – In the Sign of the Horns
05 – The Secrets of the Black Arts
06 – The Dawn no More Rises
07 – When Angels Forever Die
08 – The Fire Eternal
09 – Satan’s Mayhem
10 – Bloodfrozen
11 – Dark are the Paths To Eternity

Formed in 1993 by Lord Ahriman, Dark Funeral quickly gained massive underground support by being one of the most ferocious and fastest black metal bands on earth. Since then they have spread their unholy gospel over the whole world and build up a loyal cult following from the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere to the hottest hell of Asia. Emperor Magus Caligula who left the band on good terms for personal reasons in 2010 has taken over the mic again for the 2013 festivals. He was Dark Funeral’s frontman from 1996 to 2010 from the second album, Vobiscum Satanas (released in 1998) album to the last Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus (released in 2009). A new Dark Funeral album is in the works and planned for early 2014 release.

Dark Funeral are currently looking for a permanent new vocalist – preferable from Scandinavia. Serious applications can be sent to vocalist@darkfuneral.se.

Dark Funeral live:

23.06.2013 Clisson – Hellfest [FR]
28.06.2013 Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting [BE]
27.07.2013 Lichtenvoorde – De Zwarte Cross [NL]
09.08.2013 Catton Hall Derby – Bloodstock Open Air [UK]
17.08.2013 Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze [DE]

Dark Funeral online:

http://www.darkfuneral.se
http://www.facebook.com/darkfuneral
http://www.myspace.com/darkfuneral
http://www.youtube.com/darkfuneral
http://www.twitter.com/darkfuneral

 

Whitechapel confirmed for Bloodstock 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Whitechapel have just been announced for Bloodstock 2013 along with Kataklysm, Avantasia and Ex Deo.

They will join headliners Lamb of God and King Diamond and special guests Anthrax.

Friday August 9th

Ronnie Jame Dio Stage

King Diamond
Accept
Municipal Waste
Dark Funeral
Firewind
Ex Deo
 

Saturday August 10th

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Lamb of God
Avantasia
Kataklysm

Sunday August 11th

Ronnie James Dio Stage

Anthrax
Devil Driver
Amorphis
Fozzy
Whitechapel

Whitechapel’s self-titled fourth album was released in June through Metal Blade, and the band spent the summer melting tarmac on the Mayhem Festival tour in the US (alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead… and Bloodstock compadres, Anthrax).

Check out the new video for Possibilities Of An Impossible Existence here.

Bloodstock 2013 will be held in Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 8th to 11th. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be purchased from the official website: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

Lamb Of God confirmed for Bloodstock as headliner

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 7th November 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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US metallers Lamb Of God have been announced for Bloodstock next year as the Saturday night headliner. This will be their only UK festival appearance and they will join the likes of previously announced headliner King Diamond plus thrash metal icons Anthrax, Greek power metallers Firewind and WWE superstar Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy! Lamb Of God will also be joined by new additions Dark Funeral and Amorphis.

Bloodstock Open Air will take place 8th-11th August 2013 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. Tickets are available from the official Bloodstock site which can be found here.

 

Vuohivasara – Perdition Reigns Supreme

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , on 31st March 2012 by izaforestspirit

Band: Vuohivasara
Album: Perdition Reigns Supreme
Release date: April 2012
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Inverse Records

‘Perdition Reigns Supreme’ is the third album from the Finnish black metal band Vuohivasara. The band’s name is Finnish for ‘Goathammer’ which, allegedly symbolizes evil and hate.

The opening track ‘Tears of Firmament’ has the ferocity of Dark Funeral characterized by the fast drums and raw black metal vocals mixed in with melodic guitar parts from old Satyricon and to some extent Gorgoroth. The next ‘Luopio’ is more melodic in nature and some of the guitar patterns remind me of Satyricon’s ‘Mother North’.

‘Anno Domini Infernus’ may not have the best intro due to the random ‘vomit simulation’ at the start but the music makes up for this very quickly. The drums and guitar riffs give this track a somewhat progressive feel but luckily it’s just just enough to make it stand-out without becoming overpowering. ‘The Great Aspect Of Desolation Of The God Of Light’ marks a return to brutal, raw black metal with the additional touch in the form of a choir half way through the track.

Other noteworthy songs include ‘Raise The Throne of Hate’ which contains atmospheric elements akin to Ragnarok and the epic black metal ballad ‘Though Shall Not Suffer A Sorceress To Live’.

Overall this is one of the best black metal albums I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing!

4/5

Iza Raittila