Music: Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL signs 3 album deal with Century Media

Dark Funeral is a band that can invoke some strange things if you listen to them late at night and alone. No, you probably won’t meet Satan but you might just be a little more evil after. News has come our way that Dark Funeral and Century Media have come to an agreement. Read on for the details.


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.

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)


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 2000’s, DARK FUNERAL managed to remain faithful to their 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.


Nachtgarm – vocals

Lord Ahriman – guitars

Chaq Mol – guitars

Zornheym – bass

Dominator – drums


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


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