After nearly 30,000 views, the full and uncensored version of "My Funeral", the brand new video from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, has been pulled from MySpace. An alternate, censored, version of the video will be added later today at www.myspace.com/darkfuneral.
Commented guitarist Lord Ahriman: "So, it took about three days, and from what I have been told, 30,000 views, for MySpace to pull our new majestic video for 'My Funeral'. That's fucking lame, to say the least! Even though I respect MySpace and their rules, I'm totally against censorship. The way I see it, and as long as it's not illegal (and there sure wasn't anything illegal in the video), if you find something on the Internet you don’t like, just don't fucking watch it! How hard can it be? Let everyone else who enjoy it do so without your interfering. Either way, whoever flagged it should know that you just did us a great, great favor; thank you! Now people will hunt the uncensored version and I'm absolutely sure that your pathetic action will increase the plays with thousands and thousands of views. So, once again, thank you, but fuck you! I hope the rest of you enjoy our new tune and video anyway!"
The uncensored version of the "My Funeral" video can be viewed below. (WARNING: Video features graphic violence and is not suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.) The clip was shot in and outside an old and closed mental hospital by Standard Film Team.
According to the band, "My Funeral" "is one of the three heavier, non-blast-beat songs" that are featured on DARK FUNERAL's new full-length album, "Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus".
Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.
"Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus" will be released on November 18 via Regain Records. The CD was recorded at Abyss Studio in Grangärde, Sweden with famed engineer and legendary producer Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, HYPOCRISY). Nine songs are featured on the effort, which is being described in a press release as "the band's most technical and varied album to date. And 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 hell ride you simply don't want to miss!"
"Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus" will be released in a couple of different formats, including a two-disc limited edition containing one CD and one live DVD. The bonus live DVD features approximately 55 minutes of previously unreleased material professionally filmed with six cameras during the band's 15th anniversary show at the Peace & Love festival on June 28, 2008 in Borlänge, Sweden. The album will also include two versions (soft and hardcore) of the band's brand new video, "My Funeral".
"Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus" CD track listing:
01. The End Of Human Race [4:43]
02. The Birth Of The Vampiir [4:50]
03. Stigmata [5:06]
04. My Funeral [5:30]
05. Angelus Exuro pro Eternus [5:04]
06. Demons of Five [4:48]
07. Declaration of Hate [5:24]
08. In My Dreams [6:30]
09. My Latex Queen [5:21]
* Video clip: "My Funeral" [2 versions]
Bonus DVD (limited edition only)
Live at Peace & Love festival on June 28, 2008 in Borlänge, Sweden:
02. King Antichrist
03. Diabolis Interium
04. The Secrets of The Black Arts
05. The Arrival of Satan's Empire
06. Goddess of Sodomy
07. 666 Voices Inside
08. Vobiscum Satanas
09. Hail Murder
10. Atrum Regina
11. An Apprentice of Satan
* Film production by Year Zero
* Professionally filmed with six cameras
* Sound engineering by Henrik Wenngren
* Sound recording by Erik Sjölander
* Mixed by Erik Sjölander at Studio Wasteland [Uppsala, Sweden]
* Pyro by Unique Pyrotechnic AB
DARK FUNERAL released "Attera Orbis Terrarum - Part II", the second DVD recorded during the band's world tour in support of the "Attera Totus Sanctus" album, on October 20, 2008.
Released in 2005, DARK FUNERAL's previous album, "Attera Totus Sanctus", was recorded and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and Örjan Örnkloo at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Eberger at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden. The album featured a guest appearance by former MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm.
***WARNING: Video features graphic violence and is not suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.)***