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December 16 2019

Pre-order the legendary Dark Funeral debut EP on vinyl and cassette!

In February 2020 Hammerheart Records will re-issue the legendary self-titled debut by Dark Funeral on vinyl and cassette.

This great Swedish Black Metal classic was never available on vinyl in its original sound and artwork, and will be released on 140 grams quality black vinyl and a Hammerheart Records mail order exclusive edition of 100 copies on transparent blue vinyl. As a nice little collector’s item it will be available on music cassette, limited to 100 copies.

Pre-order:
Dark Funeral – Dark Funeral LP (Transparant Blue vinyl)
Dark Funeral – Dark Funeral LP (Black vinyl)
Dark Funeral – Dark Funeral MC

A True Black Metal classic re-issued on vinyl in its original sound and artwork! Something that few people do know is that Dark Funeral was originally a side-project created by the Necrophobic guitarist/mastermind David Parland (aka Blackmoon), together with Lord Ahriman, because he wasn’t completely satisfied with the blackened death metal style of his main band, and wanted to unleash a new kind of dark, nocturnal fury with a 100% black metal project.

Dark Funeral’s debut EP came out in 1994, and the Swedish scene was finally shocked by Blackmoon’s unique musical vision. We need to say that, when Blackmoon and Themgoroth were in the band, Dark Funeral was a radically different entity, their early material is constantly permeated by a gelid, nocturnal vibe, and offers a slightly more atmospheric approach. Genius is often hidden in simplicity and cohesion, rather than hyper-complex structures and hyper-constructions, and Blackmoon demonstrates it on this EP, leaving a strong footprint in the realm of extreme music.

These four songs, engineered and produced by the almighty Dan Swanö, placed Dark Funeral on the map of the growing Swedish black metal scene, even though they actually began to reach real fame only since 1996, with the release of their first proper album “The Secrets of the Black Arts”. To the die-hard Black Metal community this Dark Funeral release is their best and it actually is a masterpiece of an EP, which contains a short but excellent selection of their earlier material.

A mandatory release for those into old school Scandinavian Black Metal acts such as: Marduk, Dissection, Necrophobic, Mayhem, Gorgoroth and Darkthrone.

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