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Oct 17, 2018
Lord Ahriman get's SKAP:s Metal Award

In English & Swedish below...

A SHOWER OF AWARDS FOR SWEDISH MUSIC CREATORS AS SKAP PRESENTS THIS YEAR'S AWARDS

Swedish music creators rule! To celebrate all these creators, SKAP (the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) presents awards each year to the people who create the music we love. This year, 22 awards are presented in categories including Hip hop, Metal, Pop, Rock, Soundtrack, Folk music, Musical improvisation and Soul. Awardees include Fricky, Tove Strength, Matti Ollikainen, Kaliffa, Jëlly and Sara Parkman. The prize sum is SEK 40 000.

– What distinguishes SKAP's awards from many others in the industry is that they not only are based on commercial success, but highlight quality, and are a recognition and token of appreciation from other colleagues. This makes it a matter of much more than the prize money. When I see the awardees, not only do I feel happy, but also proud of what Swedish music creators achieve year after year, says SKAP Executive Chairman, Alfons Karabuda.

Those who receive SKAP's awards are music creators of different genres, anything from electro pop via musical to jazz. The awards will be presented at three ceremonies: in Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.

– It is amazingly inspiring to see such a bunch of talented colleagues get recognition for their talent and hard work. Every year I dig into the music production of the awardees to listen, and this year's awardees are not likely to disappoint anyone. Congratulations, says Alfons Karabuda.

SKAP's prizes are awarded to the following music creators:

SKAP's Metal Award
Recipient: Lord Ahriman
SKAP's motivation: He alone sits on the throne of the kingdom of dark metal. He creates raging music with moods and sounds that send shivers down the spine and are loved by fans all over the world.

Interview with Lord Ahriman (Swedish only)
https://www.skap.se/nyheter/201810/skaps-metalpris-till-lord-ahriman

The band is currently on tour in Latin America and will return to Sweden in November with an epic 25 anniversary tour. You'll find all tourdates here: http://bnds.in/ir9miw

See all other awardees;
https://www.skap.se/nyheter/201810/prisregn-over-svenska-musikskapare-nar-skap-delar-ut-arets-utmarkelser
https://www.skap.se
https://www.darkfuneral.se

IN SWEDISH......

LORD AHRIMAN FÅR SKAP'S METALPRIS

SKAP:s motivering: Han sitter ensam på tronen i den mörka metallens kungarike. Han skapar furiös musik med stämningar och klanger som får det att ila längs ryggraden och som älskas av fans över hela världen.

ÅRETS SKAP-PRISER 2018

Svensk musik äger! 22 musikskapare prisas i kategorier som hiphop, metal, filmmusik, folkmusik med flera. Prissumman på 40.000 kr går bland annat till Amanda Ginsburg (jazz), Mikael ”Lord Ahriman” Svanberg (metal), Lena Jonsson (folkmusik) och Erik ”Fricky” Friman (hiphop).

– Det som skiljer SKAP:s priser från många andra i branschen är att de inte bara utgår från kommersiella framgångar utan sätter ljuset på kvalitet, och är ett erkännande och tecken på uppskattning från andra kollegor. När jag ser pristagarna blir jag inte bara glad utan också stolt över vad svenska musikskapare åstadkommer år efter år, säger SKAP:s ordförande Alfons Karabuda.

SKAP:s priser delas ut till följande musikskapare:
https://www.skap.se/nyheter/201810/prisregn-over-svenska-musikskapare-nar-skap-delar-ut-arets-utmarkelser


Intervju med Lord Ahriman
https://www.skap.se/nyheter/201810/skaps-metalpris-till-lord-ahriman

Lord Ahriman är för närvarande på turne med Dark Funeral i Latin Amerika, men I November får vi äntligen uppleva dem på hemmaplan, på deras episka 25-års jubileums turne. Ni finner datum här http://bnds.in/ir9miw

https://www.skap.se
https://www.darkfuneral.se

Sep 28, 2018
Dark Funeral - Return to Latin America next week!

Ave everyone!
Lots of grand things ahead in the next couple of months. And 2019 is starting to shape up awesome as well. So, stay tuned for some killer tour announcements amongst other thing! On Monday we finally fly out to Mexico and on Tuesday (Oct 2) we begin our long awaited “Shadows Over Latin America” Tour in Querétaro. During this massive tour we’ll bring eight countries into the shadows; Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

During this trek we’ll also be sharing stages with some other mighty bands such as Slayer, Venom, Accept, Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Destruction amongst many others. Mind-blowing!

Anyway, you’ll find the schedule below. Make sure to grab your ticket now, you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to come out to raise hell with us. It’ll be epic, trust me! See you soon! /Lord Ahriman & DARK FUNERAL

SHADOWS OVER LATIN AMERICA
2.10 Noisy - Querétaro, MX
3.10 Foro Independecia - Guadalajara, MX
4.10 Top Music Cafe- Leon, MX
5.10 Bunker - San Luis Potosí, MX
6.10 Mexico Metal Fest - Monterrey, MX
7.10 Force Fest - Mexico City, MX
9.10 Peppers Club - San Jose, CR
11.10 Ace of Spades - Bogotá, CO
12.10 Distorsion Bar - Cali, CO
13.10 Lima Metal Fest - Lima, PE
14.10 Sociedad de Artesanos de la Serena - La Serena, CL
15.10 Barra Bassbar - Puerto Montt, CL
16.10 Rock & Guitarras - Santiago, CL
17.10 Casa Babylon - Cordoba, AR
18.10 Teatro Vorterix - Buenos Aires, AR
19.10 Montevideo Music Box - Montevideo, UY
20.10 Bar da Montanha - Limeira, BR
21.10 Manifesto Bar - São Paulo, BR
Tour Promo video: https://youtu.be/eiMtGqEWVuI

25 YEARS OF SATANIC SYMPHONIES
02.11 Nordfest @ Club Deströyer - Sundsvall, SE
03.11 Halloween Meltdown @ Lokomotivet - Eskilstuna, SE
08.11 Mejeriet - Lund, SE
09.11 Pustervik - Göteborg, SE
10.11 Kraken -Stockholm, SE
Tour Promo video: https://youtu.be/cAWHoZjxtGc

2019
31.01 70000 Tons of Metal, US
18.07 Gothoom Open Air - SK
01.08 Wacken - DE

Tourdates/Info: bnds.us/iexs8t

Sep 17, 2018
70000TONS OF METAL

We are proud to announce that we will, for the second time, play 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Will you be one of only 3,000 metalheads attending our DARK FUNERAL under the starlit sky? The ceremony will be held with 60 world class heavy metal bands next January (Jan 31-Feb 4, 2019). See you there!

Tickets/Info: http://70000tons.com

Sep 8, 2018
DARK FUNERAL - CHANGES OF VENUE IN SANTIAGO

 

In October Dark Funeral will return to Chile and play La Serena, Puerto Montt and Santiago. Today the production of the event has confirmed change of venue for the show in the capital.

Due to the success in sales, the concert in Santiago, the event originally to be held in Club Subterráneo is now moved to the renewed Rock & Guitarras, located in Vicuña Mackenna # 1220, Ñuñoa.

The show will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. and will also include Temuco, Füthan.

Tickets for sale through Eventrid: https://bit.ly/2NcUNWl 

No charge at The Knife (Eurocentro) and Rockmusic (Portal Lyon) stores, paying only in cash.

* The event is for people over 18 years old .

Values
Presale: $ 25,000
Day of the Event: $ 30,000

TOURDATES/INFO: bnds.us/iexs8t

 

Aug 30, 2018
DARK FUNERAL & Naglfar to tour Sweden together!

(English below)
Väldigt många har frågat vilka vi kommer att dela scen med på vår efterlängtade Sverigeturné. Nu kan vi äntligen avslöja att inga mindre än Naglfar gör oss sällskap. Naglfar är som bekant black metal-veteranerna från Västerbotten. Vi har tidigare har turnerat tillsammans i både USA och Europa, och så sent som i somras invaderade vi även Japan tillsammans. Nu är det äntligen dags för Sverige!

Naglfar kommer att vara med på alla datum förutom i Eskilstuna.

Vi laddar för en total jävla massaker. Se till att köpa biljett i tid, innan de tar slut! Detta kommer att bli episkt!

02.11 Nordfest @ Club Deströyer - Sundsvall, SE
03.11 Halloween Meltdown @ Lokomotivet - Eskilstuna, SE
08.11 Mejeriet - Lund, SE
09.11 Pustervik - Göteborg, SE
10.11 Kraken -Stockholm, SE

Biljetter/Tickets:
http://www.facebook.com/jubelab
http://www.tickster.com
http://www.billetto.se

More tourdates: http://bnds.in/ir9miw
Ny websida: http://www.darkfuneral.se
Webshop: http://www.diaboliswear.com

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Many have asked about who we will share the stage with during our Swedish tour dates and we can finally unveil that we will join forces with the mighty Naglfar! They will join us for all dates except Eskilstuna.

Dark Funeral and Naglfar have shared stage many times throughout the years. We've toured Europe and USA together, and this summer we also invaded Japan together. Now it's finally time to team up and bring Sweden into the shadpows properly! Prepare for a complete fucking massacre, and make sure to get your tickets before they’re sold-out!

More tourdates: http://bnds.in/ir9miw
New website: http://www.darkfuneral.se
Webstore: http://www.diaboliswear.com

Aug 30, 2018
SHADOWS OVER LATIN AMERICA

Updated & complete schedule for Latin America!

SHADOWS OVER LATIN AMERICA
2.10 Noisy - Querétaro, MX
3.10 Foro Independecia - Guadalajara, MX
4.10 Top Music Cafe- Leon, MX
5.10 Bunker - San Luis Potosí, MX
6.10 Mexico Metal Fest - Monterrey, MX
7.10 Force Fest - Mexico City, MX
9.10 Peppers Club - San Jose, CR
11.10 Ace Of Spades - Bogotá, CO
12.10 Distorsion Bar - Cali, CO
13.10 Lima Metal Fest - Lima, PE
14.10 Sociedad de Artesanos de la Serena - La Serena, CL
15.10 Barra Bassbar - Puerto Montt, CL
16.10 Subterráneo - Santiago, CL
17.10 Casa Babylon - Cordoba, AR
18.10 Teatro Vorterix - Buenos Aires, AR
19.10 Montevideo Music Box - Montevideo, UY
20.10 Bar da Montanha - Limeira, BR
21.10 Manifesto Bar - São Paulo, BR

http://idlentertainment.com
https://www.facebook.com/IDLEntertainment

More Tourdates: http://bnds.in/ir9miw

Booking:
EUROPE/WORLD: http://continental-concerts.de/
SWEDEN: http://www.jubel.se/
NORTH AMERICA: Dan@continental-concerts.us

Jul 31, 2018
We're headlining Rock Al Parque

It will be a great honour to headline this years edition of Rock Al Parque, the biggest festival in Latin America!  It has been many years since we last set our foot in Colombia, so we are extremely eager to finally return. Since our last visit, we have a new album out, "Where Shadows Forever Reign". We also celebrate 25 years as a band! So this is going to be EPIC in many ways. 

 
We're playing the Escenario Plaza stage at 08:25PM. Let's set Rock Al Parque on fire together!
 
ROCK AL PARQUE
18 AUGUST
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Escenario plaza 08:25PM
http://rockalparque.gov.co/

More Tourdates: http://bnds.in/ir9miw 
 
 

Jul 31, 2018
Logo enamel pin

DARK FUNERAL Logo enamel pins are now in stock! 1.5 inch in height – extremely high quality and available now!

Available through our North American webstore
Order here: https://bit.ly/2OuVrMG

http://www.diaboliswear.com

Jul 31, 2018
Dark Funeral Logo Cap´s available

Now available!!!


Dark Funeral ‘Logo’ Baseball Cap
Diaboliswear - Europe/World
Buy: https://bit.ly/2A9BE2e


Embroidered Logo Snap Back (Black)
Diaboliswear - North America
Buy: https://bit.ly/2mKkJK4

Jul 2, 2018
Dark Funeral – Den som inte vågar bryta ny mark kommer ingenstans

CRANKITUP: Hur ska en inre demon tyglas och vad för roll som musiker kan du visa sina fans ? Solen skiner denna försommardag när Dark Funerals bandgeneral och CrankItUps utsände slår sig ned på en bänk utanför Kraken i Stockholm för att diskutera den filosofi som fortsätter att driva bandet framåt mot deras 25-årsjubileum.

Läs intervjun med Lord Ahriman här:
http://crankitup.se/dark-funeral-den-som-inte-vagar-bryta-ny-mark-kommer-ingenstans/

Jun 28, 2018
Lord Ahriman: Jag ville aldrig bli rockstjärna

Just nu är Dark Funeral på Japanturné och i vinter gör de för första gången på många år en klubbturné i Sverige. Redan under Sweden Rock Festival fick dock den svenska publiken en försmak på vad som väntar i vinter och Rockbladet.se tog sig ett snack med bandets gitarrist och grundare Lord Ahriman.

Läs hela intervjun här:
http://www.rockbladet.se/2018/06/lord-ahriman-jag-ville-aldrig-bli-rockstjarna/

Jun 27, 2018
DARK FUNERAL - SHADOWS OVER LATIN AMERICA

The rumors are true, we are returning to Latin America in October!

Since the release of our album "Where Shadows Forever Reign", we have travelled far and wide around the world, casting shadows over Europe, North America, Russia and parts of Asia and now the turn has finally come to Latin America!

Here is the schedule, which gigs will you attend? Don't forget to share this post, let's make this tour leave echoes for eternity!

2.10 Noisy - Querétaro, MX
3.10 Foro Independecia - Guadalajara, MX
4.10 TBA - Leon, MX
5.10 Bunker - San Luis Potosí, MX
6.10 Mexico Metal Fest - Monterrey, MX
7.10 Force Fest - Mexico City, MX
9.10 Peppers Club - San Jose, CR
11.10 TBA
12.10 Distorsion Bar - Cali, CO
13.10 Lima Metal Fest - Lima, PE
14.10 Sociedad de Artesanos de la Serena - La Serena, CL
15.10 Barra Bassbar - Puerto Montt, CL
16.10 Subterráneo - Santiago, CL
17.10 Casa Babylon - Cordoba, AR
18.10 Teatro Vorterix - Buenos Aires, AR
19.10 Montevideo Music Box - Montevideo, UY
20.10 Bar da Montanha - Limeira, BR
21.10 Manifesto Bar - São Paulo, BR

http://idlentertainment.com
https://www.facebook.com/IDLEntertainment

More Tourdates: http://bnds.in/ir9miw

DARK FUNERAL - Unchain My Soul (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
https://youtu.be/Qmk_PXtem4E

http://www.darkfuneral.se
http://www.facebook.com/darkfuneral
http://www.youtube.com/darkfuneral
http://www.twitter.com/darkfuneral
http://www.instagram.com/darkfuneralofficial

Jun 12, 2018
Tack! Sweden Rock Festival!

Vi får lov att tacka för den enorma uppslutningen & helt fenomenala responsen under & efter vårt gig på Sweden Rock Festival. Åter igen visar Ni att vi verkligen saknar & behöver spela mer i Sverige. Nu fortsätter vi att turnera världen över under sommaren & hösten, innan vi åter igen ställer oss på en svensk scen. Vi ses i November!

2.11 Nordfest @ Club Deströyer, Sundsvall
3.11 Halloween Meltdown @ Lokomotivet, Eskilstuna
8.11 Mejeriet, Lund
9.11 Pustervik, Göteborg
10.11 Kraken, Stockholm

Säkra din biljett redan NU!
http://www.facebook.com/jubelab
http://www.tickster.com
http://www.billetto.se
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We want to thank you all for the enormous support & completely overwhelming response during & after our gig at the Sweden Rock Festival. Again, you show that we really miss & need to play more in Sweden. Now we will continue to tour the world during the summer and autumn before we return to a Swedish stage again. See you in November!

More Tourdates/Info: http://bnds.in/ir9miw
 

Jun 12, 2018
Japan Tour witth Naglfar

The last time we toured together with Naglfar was in the USA, 2007. Now the time has come to join unholy forces again, but this time in Japan. And make no misstake, it will be absolutely EPIC! See you soon!

16.06 Tokyo - Shimokitazawa Garden, Japan
17.06 Osaka - Shinsaibashi Soma, Japan

Jun 12, 2018
Pictures & Reviews from our show at Sweden Rock Festival

Check out some great reviews & pictures from our epic show at Sweden Rock Festival here.
And dont forget to tag us in your own pictures and videos #darkfuneral

Rocknytt.net
https://www.rocknytt.net/live/68784-liverecension-dark-funeral-sweden-rock-festival-2018-06-08

Rockbladet.se
http://www.rockbladet.se/2018/06/dark-funeral-slapper-los-helvetets-eldar/

Sydostran.se
http://www.sydostran.se/nyheter/ockult-fest-med-explosiva-demoner/

Crankitup.se
https://www.flickr.com/photos/147359565@N06/sets/72157667894814277/

May 30, 2018
Meet & Greet at Sweden Rock Festival 2018

We will be doing a MEET & GREET shortly after our set at Sweden Rock Festival. Bring your DARK FUNERAL Merch, albums, or buy some of the new Merchandise we will have available at the festival, and we'll sign it, chat a bit and take some pictures with you. See you soon!

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Friday June 8
4SoundStage @ 16:00 (4PM)
Meet & Greet: 18:30 (6:30PM)

May 21, 2018
Rock Al Parque 2018

Now, this will be absolutely amazing. Latin Americas biggest festival - Rock Al Parque - Bogota, Colombia. We'll see you on August 18!

http://www.rockalparque.gov.co/

May 4, 2018
25 Year Anniversary Swedish Tour

We're happy to announce that we will be having a 25 Year Anniversary Swedish Tour this November. It will be EPIC! Full information below.

Tickets:
http://www.facebook.com/jubelab
http://www.tickster.com
http://www.billetto.com

02.11 Nordfest @ Club Deströyer - Sundsvall, SE
03.11 Halloween Meltdown @ Lokomotivet - Eskilstuna, SE 
08.11 Mejeriet - Lund, SE
09.11 Pustervik - Göteborg, SE
10.11 Kraken -Stockholm, SE

More Tourdates/Info:
http://bnds.in/ir9miw
http://www.jubel.se

May 3, 2018
All Covers Available Now on Spotify

In case you have missed out on all the covers we have recorded and released over the years, or just want to blast them in your speakers again, we have created a special Spotify playlist with all of them together.

https://spoti.fi/2I11kAU

While you're at it, feel free to check out all the other playlists we have posted for your listening pleasure.

http://spoti.fi/2xjtJfc

Apr 25, 2018
Sweden Rock 2018 Timetable

Timetable for Sweden Rock Festival is finally released. We'll hit the 4Sound Stage on Friday at 16:00 (4pm sharp). And yes, we know it's not 666% ideal for a band like us to play in the disgusting daylight but have no doubts, we will bring Hellfire and darkness to Sweden Rock Festival, you don't wanna miss this!

https://www.swedenrock.com/festival/artister/spelschema-2018

Apr 24, 2018
Embroidered Logo Snap Back Available Now

Embroidered Logo Snap Back (Black) - now available though Diaboliswear - North America.

Buy here:
http://www.diaboliswear.com
https://kingsroadmerch.com/dark-funeral

Diaboliswear is the official Dark Funeral Webstore with one online store based in Europe & one in USA.

Apr 18, 2018
Limited 2018 US Tour Items Now Available

Limited 2018 US Tour items are now available! Free postage for US Residents!

After our extremely successful US/CAN tour together with Septicflesh and Thy Antichrist, that ended about a month ago, we are having a sale of tour merch. Due to extremely popular designs we didn't manage to have a full inventory for all the gigs. And we know that many of you left the shows empty handed, simply because we ran out of items. This is your chance to solve that!

Order here: https://kingsroadmerch.com/dark-funeral

Webshop (Europe/World): http://www.diaboliswear.com

Apr 2, 2018
"Where Shadows Forever Reign" Make Hellish Marks on Amazon

The ongoing Amazon campaign make hellish marks already in the first 24h after launch! But on the other hand, who can resist buying & listening to the nowadays easter classic "Nail Them To The Cross", amongst other amazing tracks on Dark Funeral's "Where Shadows Forever Reign"!?

#1 in Amazon Metal
#94 in overall ALL music on Amazon.
Ranked #30 in Movers and Shakers

In case you missed our original post, here's an offer no Metal fan can miss! Starting March 30th, our latest album "Where Shadows Forever Reign" is included in the $5 Amazon sale. Yes, you heard it right. For a limited time, you can buy this double award-winning masterpiece for only $5! The campaign ends on April 12, 2018. So what are you waiting for? It's time to make a deal with the Amazon devil!

Buy here: http://smarturl.it/whereshadowsforever/amazon

Mar 31, 2018
"Where Shadows Forever Reign" Amazon Sale

Here's an offer no Metal fan can miss!

Starting March 30th, our latest album "Where Shadows Forever Reign" is included in the $5 Amazon sale. Yes, you heard it right. For a limited time, you can buy this double award-winning masterpiece for only $5! The campaign ends on April 12, 2018. So what are you waiting for? It's time to make a deal with the Amazon devil!

Buy here: http://smarturl.it/whereshadowsforever/amazon

Mar 28, 2018
Swedish Black Invasion Japan

We're happy to announce we will be returning to Japan this June with Naglfar. Event and ticket information below.

DARK FUNERAL + Naglfar

6.16 Tokyo - Shimokitazawa Garden, JPN
6.17 Osaka - Shinsaibashi Soma, JPN

6/16(土)東京 下北沢GARDEN
6/17(日)大阪 心斎橋SOMA

https://www.ev-pro.asia
https://www.facebook.com/EVPro.Asia

Dark Funeral achieved nothing less than breathing new life into a genre that seemed to have become somewhat antiquated and musty.

Deaf Forever Magazine (Germany)

Dark Funeral’s deft counterbalancing of battering ultra-violence and impeccably paced restraint is nothing short of electrifying.

Terrorizer (UK)

It feels good once more to have a band like Dark Funeral who don’t beat around the bush and just go for the throat with the subtlety of a wolf on steroids.

Metal Hammer (UK)