Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013 with a number of festival shows all over Europe.

Formed in 1993 by Lord Ahriman, the band quickly gained massive underground support by being one of the most ferocious and fastest black metal acts on earth. Since then, they have spread their unholy gospel over the whole world and build up a loyal cult following from the coldest parts of the northern hemisphere to the hottest hell of Asia.

Now it’s time to praise their diabolic past with a very special setlist on some of the summer festivals (more details soon) and also with a surprising return of their classic vocalist: Emperor Magus Caligula, who left the band on good terms for personal reasons in 2010, will take over the mic again for the 2013 festivals. He was DARK FUNERAL‘s frontman from 1996 to 2010 — from the second album, “Vobiscum Satanas” (1998), to the latest CD, “Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus” (2009).

After an extensive and exhausting tour through Asia and Australia in late 2012, DARK FUNERAL parted ways with vocalist Nachtgarm. Despite this, DARK FUNERAL will continue working on its upcoming album as well as on reissues of the band’s entire back catalog, due out this year via Century Media Records.

DARK FUNERAL is currently looking for a permanent new vocalist. Serious applications can be sent to vocalist@darkfuneral.se.

Upcoming DARK FUNERAL shows:

Mar. 16 – Lausanne – Inferno [CH]
Mar. 28 – Oslo – Inferno [NO]
Jun. 23 – Clisson – Hellfest [FR]
Jun. 28 – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting [BE]
Jul. 27 – Lichtenvoorde – De Zwarte Cross [NL]
Aug. 09 – Catton Hall Derby – Bloodstock Open Air [UK]
Aug. 17 – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze [DE]

Source: www.blabbermouth.net