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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: DARK FUNERAL w/ MORBID ANGEL, Grave & VadimVon

DARK FUNERAL "THE SATANIC WAR TOUR - The Return" North America - September/October 2012

Dark Funeral's triumphant return to the United States Of America is soon to take place! For all North American press requests, please contact Dark Funeral's US publicist, Nikki Law: nikki.law@centurymedia.com. Thanks!

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w/ MORBID ANGEL, Grave & VadimVon 20.09.2012 Charlotte, NC - The Casbah *** 21.09.2012 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 23.09.2012 Columbus, OH - Screamin Willie's 24.09.2012 Washington, DC - Howard Theater 25.09.2012 Albany, NY - Bogie's *** 26.09.2012 New York City - B.B. King's 27.09.2012 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar 28.09.2012 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero 29.09.2012 Worcester, MA - The Palladium 30.09.2012 Montreal, QUE - Club Soda 01.10.2012 Toronto, ONT - Opera House 02.10.2012 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's 03.10.2012 Detroit, MI - Blondie's *** 04.10.2012 Joliet, Il - Mojoe's 05.10.2012 St. Paul, MN - Station 4 06.10.2012 Des Moines, IA - Peoples Court 07.10.2012 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater 08.10.2012 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 10.10.2012 Seattle, WA - El Corazon 11.10.2012 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater 12.10.2012 San Francisco, CA - Slim's 13.10.2012 Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades 14.10.2012 Anaheim, CA - The Grove 15.10.2012 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre 16.10.2012 El Paso, TX - House of Rock *** 17.10.2012 Dallas, TX - Trees 18.10.2012 Houston, TX - Scout Bar 19.10.2012 San Antonio, TX - Backstage Lounge 21.10.2012 St Louis, MO - The Firebird *** 22.10.2012 Lansing, MI - Blackened Moon 23.10.2012 Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's *** *** DARK FUNERAL Headlining show w/ Grave --- 22.11.2012 Brisbane QLD - The Hi Fi, AU 23.11.2012 Sydney NSW - Factory Theatre, AU 24.11.2012 Melbourne VIC - The Corner Hotel, AU 25.11.2012 Perth WA - Amplifier, AU

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DARK FUNERAL DESTROY AUSTRALIA THIS NOVEMBER

DARK FUNERAL DESTROY AUSTRALIA THIS NOVEMBER

TICKETS & VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGES ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 28 JUNE

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Swedish Black Metallers Dark Funeral return to Australia once again to terrorise our stages with "vast walls of sound" and their "classic black metal, with clouds of red dry ice and an ominous electronic drone announcing the songs" (Metal Hammer)

Forming in 1993 in Sweden, Dark Funeral are a force to be reckoned with, due to their in your face, satanic, dark metal music known across the land as "one of the leading black metal bands."- All Music.

Dark Funeral's stage show is unlike any other. In addition to their intense musical ferocity, their performances are adorned with all the stagecraft the black metal genre can deliver; corpse paint, weapons, spikes and fire breathing. It's a spectacle you can only comprehend live and in the flesh.

Dark Funeral's war machine has been firing on all infernal cylinders since their formation. They have crafted the signature Dark Funeral sound featuring complex melodies and Satanic lyrics melded with freakish speed, unbound aggression and sheer, blasphemous volume. Dark Funeral built their metal empire through over 15 years of constant touring and recording consistently acclaimed EPs and albums. Their dedication to devastation, both live and in the studio, has earned them a reputation as the most sinful and powerful band of their genre with a world wide following to prove it.

Featuring a new unholy line-up of committed conspirators, Dark Funeral bring their "magnificently brutal" Nordic black metal blizzard back to Australia to stake their claim amongst the premier elite of the black metal world.

Join the séance this November when Dark Funeral destroy the following venues.

DARK FUNERAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES 2012 Thursday 22nd November – The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD Friday 23rd November – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW Saturday 24th November – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Tickets for all shows & limited Meet and Greet Packages available from http://www.metropolistouring.com

DARK FUNERAL EXCLUSIVE VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGES Meet And Greet Experience Packages Strictly Limited to 20 per show Only $169 + bf and includes:

◦ 1 x Ticket (Please note you will not get a physical ticket. Your name will be on an Oztix VIP List) ◦ VIP entry at the venue (no need to queue) ◦ Exclusive Meet & Greet with Dark Funeral ◦ Official Commemorative Meet and Greet Laminate. (This is your entry into the Meet & Greet and will be sent 2 weeks before the show date) ◦ Limited Edition A3 thick card stock tour poster (not for sale) ◦ 3 items signed

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DARK FUNERAL signs with Century Media Records

DARK FUNERAL signs with Century Media Records

Photo by Chris Ntaskas from left to right: Lord Ahriman (guitars), Dominator (drums), Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R at Century Media Records Europe), Zornheym (bass), Nachtgarm (vocals), Chaq Mol (guitars)

Swedish Black Metal legends DARK FUNERAL and Century Media Records are proud to announce the signing of a worldwide deal for the next 3 albums. Guitarist and founding member Lord Ahriman comments: "Our bad luck with labels in the past has for sure been very frustrating. So it is with great pleasure to finally be able to turn the page, move on and start a new dark chapter in the DARK FUNERAL saga, as we join the great Century Media family. Century Media has more than enough proven to be a stable and highly professional label. And we are totally looking forward to this new cooperation, which I'm sure will prove to be very satisfying and successful for both parts. Hail the goat!" Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Records Europe, comments: “I always respected DARK FUNERAL for their endurance and integrity. They’ve gone through some hard times, but never gave up and also never gave in to compromise on their musical and aesthetic vision. Almost 20 years after their formation it’s still the same powerhouse of unmerciful Black Metal and the new line-up is stronger and more focused than in the past. Thanks to Lord Ahriman and the whole band! Looking forward to their 20th anniversary in 2013 with a new album In The Sign Of The Horns!” Founded back in 1993 in the depths of Sweden by Lord Ahriman and Blackmoon, DARK FUNERAL has proven to be one of the leaders of the second wave of black metal among other legends such as Marduk and Darkthrone. While other black metal bands lost themselves through the late 90’s / early 00’s, DARK FUNERAL managed to remain faithful to its roots, be it musically, aesthetically and lyrically. After 5 albums, hundreds of live rituals, the band leaded by Lord Ahriman and now featuring Nachtgarm on vocals is ready to embark on a new Satanic Crusade with Century Media Records. Expect nothing but pure black metal the way it was meant to be. DARK FUNERAL 2012: Nachtgarm - vocals Lord Ahriman – guitars Chaq Mol – guitars Zornheym – bass Dominator – drums DARK FUNERAL Live: 07.06.2012 Sweden Rock Festival, Norje, Sweden 22.06.2012 15 Ans Tout A Fond, Montpellier, France 29.06.2012 With Full Force Open Air, Lobnitz, Germany 04.08.2012 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany 06.08.2012 Metalcamp, Tolmin, Slovenia 10.08.2012 Carpathian Alliance Festival, Lviv Region, Ukraine 16.08.2012 Rockstad Falun, Falun, Sweden www.darkfuneral.se www.facebook.com/darkfuneral

Now over 100.000 fans on the official Dark Funeral facebook

Ave everyone!

Have you joined us on facebook yet?

Yesterday we reached over 100.000 fans on the official Dark Funeral facebook, totally fucking AMAZING!

If you haven’t joined us there yet, we welcome you to; http://www.facebook.com/darkfuneral1

Thanx to all you Metal maniacs out there for your amazing support!!!

- Dark Funeral

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THE DAWN OF A NEW DARK ERA HAS RISEN, AND A NEW HELLISH CHAPTER HAS BEGUN.

*The following news statement comes in ENGLISH & SWEDISH

Ave!

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.

Said B-Force of his decision to leave the band: ´After six awesome and crazy years with Dark Funeral, I have decided to leave the band. It´s my own decision to leave one of the best band/friends in the world, but I feel that I need to move forward in life and do something else music-wise. There are absolutely NO hard feelings between me and Dark Funeral. We are and will continue to be good friends! I want to thank the band and all the fans all over the world. You kick ass everywhere I've been playing with the band. I thank you all. May the dark forces be with you.'-B-Force

We have already found a new and totally amazing bassist; a bassist who lives and breathes Dark Funeral in its purest form. And we couldn't be more honored to have him onboard. We will however wait until everything is settled before we present him to all of you, so please be patient.

Since announcing the departure of Caligula, we've been overwhelmed with vocal applicants. Among them are a couple of very strong candidates. However, since we feel no hurry to fill the position, we'll continue the search to make sure that when we eventually hire someone, it be someone who totally blows away everything in his path.

If you do believe that you have what it takes for the job, we are still accepting vocal applications. Send us a brief introduction and some AUDIO/VIDEO files/links of your vocal performance to: vocalist@darkfuneral.se

From now until we have found and installed a new vocalist, we will keep ourselves busy rehearsing and working on material for a new full-length. Rest assured that as soon as the new lineup is complete, we'll continue to tour the world in usual Dark Funeral manner.

More news to come…

/ Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral

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Last Show With E.M.Caligula

This is Caligula of Dark Funeral!

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....!

Well, I have had a "hell-of-a-ride" for 15 years now together with Lord Ahriman and Dark Funeral.

As some people love to spread weird rumors about others, let me make this clear once and for all. I have not committed suicide, I have not taken an overdose, nor are there any personal issues between me and Dark Funeral.

However......!

My life has taken a new turn lately, and I am also getting married this year (NOT to some crazy bitch in the U.S though….Hahaha), whereof my priorities in life lie somewhere else.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL of our fans for their amazing support during all the 15 years I’ve been with the band. And I would also like to thank my brothers in Dark Funeral for all these years together.

Lord Ahriman and I have managed to raise Dark Funeral from the deepest of abyss, when we have confronted problems before. And there is NO doubt in my mind, that Dark Funeral, without me, will raise once more, stronger than ever...

Thus I have spoken, thus shalt it be......

Horns up, Masse Broberg A.K.A Emperor Magus Caligula *******************************************************

Ave everyone!

Caligula and I have shared some 15 kick ass years together. And I would naturally like to thank my brother for the amazing work he has done for Dark Funeral over all these years. It’s been a pleasure indeed working together. You will be missed deeply! But as with everything else, I understand when people change course and get new priorities in life. And I fully respect that. Life moves on after all, and so will DARK FUNERAL.

In the meantime, and while we’re searching for a new vocalist, the most logical thing for us to do, is obviously to enter writing mood. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing. From now on and until we have found and installed a new killer vocalist we begin to work on a new full-length album. However, you can be rest assured that as soon as we have found a new vocalist, we’ll set full force, and continue to tour the world in usual Dark Funeral manner.

THIS STATEMENT ALSO SERVES AS AN OFFICIAL LAUNCH FOR A NEW VOCALIST! Naturally, our demands on a new vocalist will be VERY high, but I/we are fully confident that there are some 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/DVD files of your vocal performance! Send to: vocalist@darkfuneral.se

Since the show at Summer Breeze Festival on Aug 21th will be the very last show we will do with Caligula behind the Mic, you can be sure that we’ll prepare a very special pyro show. See you there!

Lord Ahriman & Dark Funeral

ProRock 2010 (UA) has been cancelled! Kaltenbach (AT) to go ahead as scheduled.

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 cancelled!

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 cancelled 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 [http://www.kaltenbach-openair.at]. 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!

/ Lord Ahriman & Dark Funeral

Dark Funeral - Stigmata - Live Hellfest, France - June 19, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hMedb5XqxY

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"MY FUNERAL" VIDEO HAS CLOCKED OVER HALF A MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE

Dark Funeral's video for "My Funeral" has impressively clocked up over half a million views on YouTube since it was premiered on October 4th, 2009. This represents the fantastic status of DARK FUNERAL today.

The video, which was shot in and outside an old and abandoned Mental hospital, was produced by Standard Film, Umeå, Sweden. Watch the video for the song by clicking below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEVodXzNmPM

"My Funeral" was the first song that was released from the band's latest and highly acclaimed album "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus". And apparently it has taken the world by storm!

Dark Funeral, who is well-known for their infernal blast beats have with "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" recorded their most varied and technical album to date. While still being true to their roots, they have taken a great step forward in the evolution of their brand of fine Swedish black metal.

ANGELUS EXURO PRO ETERNUS is, from the very beginning to the end, a hellride you simply don't want to miss!

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Turne avslut på Klubben i Stockholm, mån 19 April

Var hälsade!

Just nu befinner vi oss i Åbo, Finland, med bara några få dagar kvar av ”A Declaration of Hate” European Tour 2010. Under de senaste 6 veckorna har vi avverkat 38 gig i totalt 17 länder. Det har varit hårt, brutalt och svettigt, men grymt jävla fett & bra respons!

Måndagen den 19 April står vi åter igen på Svensk mark. Då kommer vi att hålla ”the grand finale”,dvs denna turne's sista gig på Klubben i Stockholm. Därför har vi planerat att köra en extra lång setlista samt spela in och eventuellt släppa det som live-platta. Be there ot be dead!

Dark Funeral - My Funeral - Live @ Z7 Pratteln (CH) - 20.03.2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIU5B8OAvlE

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ANGELUS EXURO PRO ETERNUS - BEST METAL ALBUM OF 2009

Ave everyone.

Today we are in Vosselaar, Biebob in Belgium. And we're sure ready to set this place ablaze tonight, cant wait!

We was just informed that the readers of MetalCentral [www.metalcentral.net] have voted our "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus" as the best Metal album of 2009.

We would like to thank each and all of you who have voted on us. You totally rule!!!

The outcome of the vote can be found here:

1. Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus 14.3% 2. Mastodon - Crack the Skye 9.5% 3. Behemoth - Evangelion 7.1% 4. Wolf - Ravenous 6.9% 5. Funeral Mist - Maranatha 5.7% 6. Candlemass - Death Magic Doom 5.3% 7. Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da 5% 7. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day 5% 9. Hardcore Superstar - Beg For It 4.6% 10. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings 4.2% 11. Europe - Last Look At Eden 3.8% 12. The Devil's Blood - The Time of No Time Evermore 3.2% 13. W.A.S.P. - Babylon 2.9% 13. Megadeth - Endgame 2.9% 13. Kiss - Sonic Boom 2.9% 16. Slayer - World Painted Blood 2.5% 16. Kreator- Hordes Of Chaos 2.5% 18. Marduk - Wormwood 2.1% 19. Saxon - Into The Labyrinth 1.9% 20. Necrophobic - Death To All 1.7% 20. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know 1.7% 20. Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory 1.7% 23. Grave Digger - Ballads Of A Hangman 1.3% 24. Stratovarius - Polaris 0.6% 24. Isis - Wavering Radiant 0.6%

A DECLARATION OF HATE - EUROPEAN TOUR 2010 presented by: ROCK HARD, Legacy, Metal.de, Metalnews.de

DARK FUNERAL Zonaria Carach Angren Nefarium

March 18 Vosselaar - Biebob, Belgium March 19 Strasbourg - La Laiterie, France March 20 Pratteln - Z7, Switzerland March 21 Limoges - CC John Lennon, France March 23 Madrid - Penelope, Spain March 24 Murcia - Nuevo Garaje, Spain March 25 Barcelona - Salamandra 1, Spain March 26 Marseille - Le Jas Rod, France March 27 Annecy - Le Brise Glace, France March 28 Paris - L'Elysee Montmartre, France March 30 Rome - Alpheus, Italy March 31 Milan - Magazzini Generali, Italy April 01 Solkan - Masovna Club, Slovenia April 02 Zagreb - Bogaloo Club, Croatia April 03 Presov - Randal, Slovakia April 04 Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe, Czech Republic April 05 München - Backstage, Germany April 06 Nürnberg - Hirsch, Germany April 07 Mühltal bei Darmstadt - Steinbruch Theater, Germany April 09 Jena - F-Haus, Germanys April 10 Berlin - H.O.F 23, Germany April 11 Katowice - Mega Club, Poland April 12 Gdansk - Parlament, Poland April 13 Vilnius - New York, Lithuania April 14 Riga - Melna Piektdiena, Latvia April 15 Helsinki - Tavastia, Finland April 16 Turku - Klubi, Finland April 17 Oulu - Club Teatria, Finland April 19 Stockholm - Klubben, Sweden

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