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10 February 2014
Dark Funeral: rehearsing for anniversary gig; first show with Themgoroth on vocals since 1995! Announce support act!
Dark Funeral:  rehearsing for anniversary gig; first show with Themgoroth on vocals since 1995! Announce support act!
Swedish black metal masters DARK FUNERAL are currently rehearsing heavily for their upcoming anniversary show at Stockholm's Klubben, Fryshuset on May 3, 2014. This show will also mark the first gig with Themgoroth as guest vocalist since almost two decades.

Lord Ahriman states:
"It's really special for me to have so many guests from our darkest past joining forces again and the last time Themgoroth and I shared the same stage was back in the mid-90's when we played Germany's first Under The Black Sun Festival. Now, almost exactly 20 years after the release of our first MCD via Hellspawn Records, the label Blackmoon (RIP) and I originally formed together, it feels truly special to perform with all these guys again even though David will surely be missed on that occasion. Still, we'll make sure this will be a show you will remember!"

Themgoroth adds:
"Although we have not had contact over the years, I have always been impressed with DARK FUNERAL ambition and determination. Through their hard work, they managed to become one of the most respected names in the genre. And I'm proud that I once have been a part of it. When Lord Ahriman called and asked me if I wanted to sing on this unique event, I had no doubts; this will be the perfect opportunity to show my appreciation to the fans and give a final farewell to the scene."

On May 3rd, 2014, DARK FUNERAL will present you an unforgettable gig offering a very exclusive set spanning their entire catalogue yet with focus on older classics. The band will be fronted by Emperor Magus Caligula. On top of this, former members will make exclusive guest appearances, too. Thus you will see Themgoroth, Typhos, B-Force, Dominion and Gaahnfaust live and onstage for the first time since they left the band. This night will be an absolute must for both old and new fans, so make sure you will be there.

As support act DARK FUNERAL have picked country mates GR`to open the gates on this special night, Lord Ahriman explains this decision as follows:
"When we sat down to discuss what criteria we wanted on the support act for this special event, there were 2 options lying on the table; either to bring in a band that has been around for as long as we have, making it a purely old-scool event or offer the slot to a new & upcoming, interesting & professional band worthy a rare opportunity like this. We decided to go for the latter. It is with a great pleasure we welcome GR`to open the gates to our dark ceremony."

Heljarmaðr / GRÁ comments:
"To be invited to such an event like this, to support a band like DARK FUNERAL on their 20th anniversary is, of course, a great privilege and honour for us! We will do this with our heads held high and with pride! DARK FUNERAL is a band that I have personally followed since their debut album back in the mid 90's when I was still just a teenager and they have never been followers, but leaders in the meaning of walking their own path with perseverance and determination, without ever bending. Gratitude and a big salute to DARK FUNERAL, congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for supporting GRa"

This very special anniversary gig entitled 20 years of Satanic Symphonies will take place at Klubben, Fryshuset, Stockholm on May 3rd and tickets can be obtained here:
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Age limit 13 except for the bar on the balcony - 18 years.

Furthermore, the band has recently reissued its entire back catalogue through Century Media. All releases have been expanded with previously unseen photos from Lord Ahriman's personal archive, extensive liner notes by Olivier "Zoltar" Badin (Terrorizer / Iron Fist), bonus material and revamped layouts. These albums are available as CD (at mid-price!), LP and Digital Download. Check them out and make your order here: http://smarturl.it/darkfuneralcmd

Don't forget to watch a full DARK FUNERAL show recorded in Buenos Aires in 2006 for free! Like it, share it, enjoy the darkness! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmKTmjWk5Is