Dark Funeral signs with Century Media
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:08 AM PT
Official press release:
Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral and Century Media Records are proud to announce the signing of a worldwide deal for the next three 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 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.
5/16/2012 10:13:54 AM
Burzum is stoked
5/16/2012 10:26:53 AM
Corpse painted virgins are stoked.
5/16/2012 10:33:23 AM
"Expect nothing but pure black metal the way it was meant to be."
oh ill expect nothing alright
5/16/2012 10:36:03 AM
signing to century media = buy pizza, free breadsticks coupon
5/16/2012 10:49:20 AM
Dark Funeral are not "leaders" of the second wave and they are definitely not in the same class as Darkthrone. There are worse bands than Dark Funeral but there are many better black metal bands out there too.
5/16/2012 10:51:28 AM
double neck beards are stoked
5/16/2012 11:02:37 AM
Ive been listening to black metal since 1990 and I've NEVER heard of this band, no care ever, bunch of rookies...
5/16/2012 11:07:58 AM
No cradle of filth covers, no care
5/16/2012 12:09:01 PM
How the hell can you be listening to black metal since 1990 and never hear of Dark Funeral? I call bullshit you hipster.
5/16/2012 12:22:17 PM
with $18.00 tix in crappy venues with crappy label mates, how in the world can these record labels exist?
No one buys the record or goes to the shows. you might have 100 people at a show. w/ 3 bands, they can't be making ANY money at any show. someone has to be funding these crap labels in order for them to pay for gas and eat. the math is just not right.
5/16/2012 1:19:02 PM
Yeah seriously...Not possible to be listening to black metal since 1990 and have never heard of Dark Funeral. Lyer lyer pants on fire.
5/16/2012 1:26:16 PM
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Records Europe, comments: "I always respected a grown man who probably doesn't own a single acre of land yet refers to himself as 'Lord' and plays in a black metal band."
5/16/2012 1:31:08 PM
360 deals. labels get a piece of everything. lets say 20% of everything. you sell a thousand bucks in merch per night, guess what the label gets? before taxes. if youre in a band, being on stage for 60 minutes is awesome, the remaining 23 hours suck
5/16/2012 1:32:41 PM
christmas, thats one of the funniest things i have ever heard
5/16/2012 8:46:36 PM
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5/16/2012 9:13:39 PM
great band fuck you guys
5/17/2012 4:40:59 AM
Lol @ Loyd's comment. I'm sure he's still the lord of his parents' basement...oops, I mean the "Dark Funeral Dungeon"
5/17/2012 6:18:49 AM
my name's actually a typo....should be LordChristmas
5/17/2012 12:41:50 PM
^^^^ Holy lol
5/18/2012 10:19:13 AM
black metal is my guilty pleasure.