Pure black metal hit Pittsburgh square in the jaw last night at the fitting setting of The Altar Bar. Click here for Pittsburgh Music Magazine’s interview with Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral:Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral Interview
If you missed last night’s set, you missed a true extreme metal lineup that Pittsburgh rarely witnesses. The inclusion of black metal legends Dark Funeral was like a demented and soiled evil cherry on top of the very blackened cake. PMM can’t thank Nikki at Century Media and Lord Ahriman himself for taking the time to talk to us and letting us in on the Dark Funeral future.
Swedish Black Metal legends DARK FUNERAL and Century Media Records signed 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.
Hopefully Dark Funeral will get back to us in Pittsburgh very soon…
DARK FUNERAL 2012:
Nachtgarm – vocals
Lord Ahriman – guitars
Chaq Mol – guitars
Zornheym – bass
Dominator – drums
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