Almost 20 years after Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL released their debut album, "The Secrets Of The Black Arts", and six years after the release of their last full-length CD, they are finally entering the studio again to create another blasphemous masterpiece.
DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman comments: “We've been waiting for this day a long time! Today we've finally entered Dug-Out studios in Uppsala to begin the recording of our sixth studio album! Last we were here, we recorded the 'Nail Them To The Cross' single and that was indeed a great warm-up for the new album. It introduced Heljarmadr as the new vocalist and lyricist, showing that we are unstoppable and that we still hold the world in our hands, ready to crush and destroy! We are extremely eager to bring this monster into this world and after months of preparations we are finally here to summon the beast!!”
The album will be recorded and produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, SOILWORK, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH) and will be released via Century Media Records.
DARK FUNERAL last year announced the addition of frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt to the group's ranks.
With roots in the second half of the '90s black metal scene and with tentacles in bands such as highly respected GRÁ, DOMGÅRD and CURSED 13 comes Heljarmadr, a raw force from the underground. Known as a fierce frontman, both on stage and on recordings with his previous bands, he will now step up and claim a seat in the throne room of DARK FUNERAL to inflict deep scars and infect wounds in the black metal scene. The name Heljarmadr derives from the old Scandinavian languages, simply meaning "a man belonging to hell." With a lot of experience in the arts of creating dark satanic music, he will play a key role in shaping the future vocal and lyrical direction of DARK FUNERAL. Expect nothing but excellence, pure darkness and uncompromising evil!
Treading into this world, Natt has always had a strong, deep interest in music and the arts of the great unknown. Spending time during the nights, exploring the Swedish ancient forests, avoiding the common mass that wanders this simplistic world, made his relations and visions to that which lies beyond, stronger.
Before DARK FUNERAL, Natt was a member of the black/thrash metal band ANGREPP where he met his now-close friends Adrian Lawson (ANGREPP, IXXI) and Fredrik Widigs (THE UGLY, MARDUK) and later on joined the deeply devoted black metal act WITHERSHIN.