About Lord Ahriman
Behold! And surrender your feeble soul to the unholy abyss. This is where the blackest of Metal dwells.
When you come to speak of Black Metal, there is no way you can omit the land of the three crowns – Sweden. With that being said, when talking about Swedish Black Metal you have to mention Stockholm’s Dark Funeral: The ineffable kings of Black Metal. A title bestowed upon the band by their many, many loyal fans throughout the world. However, there would be no Dark Funeral without the remaining founder member and much respected Lord Ahriman.
Originally from Luleå, a small town in the north part of Sweden, Lord Ahriman was raised by a somewhat musical family where he developed an interest for music at a very young age. He founded his songwriting abilities around 1989. He formed his first band "Satan’s Disciples" [1989-92] when he was still living in Luleå.
In 1991 he moved to Stockholm and in 1993 Dark Funeral was born. May 4, 1994 the band would surprise an unexpecting world by releaseing their nowadays legendary self titled and self financed Mini-CD.
Already with their first full length album – THE SECRETS OF THE BLACK ARTS (©1996) – the band altered the perception of Black Metal forever. Praised by fans and critics alike, that very Dark Funeral debut is deemed to be probably the first so-called anthemic, melodic Black Metal album of all times. The melodies and the guitar work are so unique that people do not believe their ears and think that the sound, vibe and atmosphere are created by keyboards. However, there are no keyboards!
Further improved on the second full length album – VOBISCUM SATANAS (©1998) uptil the latest double award winning album "WHERE SHADOWS FOREVER REIGN (©2016), the outstanding guitar work of Dark Funeral's mastermind Lord Ahriman captures a truly sinister atmosphere that is still unmatched today.
In October 2018 Lord Ahriman receieved SKAP's Metal Award with the motivation: “He alone sits on the throne of the kingdom of dark metal. He creates raging music with moods and sounds that send shivers down the spine and are loved by fans all over the world”.
– What distinguishes SKAP's awards from many others in the industry is that they not only are based on commercial success, but highlight quality, and are a recognition and token of appreciation from other colleagues. This makes it a matter of much more than the prize money. When I see the awardees, not only do I feel happy, but also proud of what Swedish music creators achieve year after year, says SKAP Executive Chairman, Alfons Karabuda. Those who receive SKAP's awards are music creators of different genres, anything from electro pop via musical to jazz. The awards will be presented at three ceremonies in December 2018: Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.
To this day Dark Funeral’s albums are born by Lord Ahriman’s inner darkness and unique shredding technique.
Lord Ahriman – the true emperor among the kings of Swedish Black Metal.
2016 | Dark Funeral | Where Shadows Forever Reign | CD
2015 | Dark Funeral | Nail Them To The Cross | 7"
2009 | Dark Funeral | Angelus Exuro pro Eternus | CD
2008 | Dark Funeral | Attera Orbis Terrarum - part 2 | DVD
2007 | Dark Funeral | Attera Orbis Terrarum - part 1 | DVD
2005 | Dark Funeral | Attera Totus Sanctus | CD
2004 | Dark Funeral | De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine | Live-CD
2001 | Wolfen Society | Conquer Divine | MCD
2001 | Dark Funeral | Diabolis Interium | CD
2000 | Dark Funeral | Teach children to worship Satan | MCD
1998 | Dark Funeral | Vobiscum Satanas | CD |
1996 | Dark Funeral | The Secrets Of The Black Arts | CD
1994 | Dark Funeral | S/T | MCD
- SKAP “Metal Award” 2018 (Songwriter)
- P3 GULD 2016: Rock/Metal "Where Shadows Forever Reign" (CD/2016)
- Metal Hammer Awards: Metal Anthem "As One We Shall Conquer" Song/ 2016)
Satans Disciples [1989-92]
2002 Wolfen Society "Conquer Divine" MCD
2002 The Electric Hellfire Club "Electronomicon" CD
2007 Thokkian Vortex Track: Into The Nagual [co-writing]
2013 Wolfpack44 Track: "The Scourge" CD
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Official Website: www.darkfuneral.se
Official Webstore: www.diaboliswear.com
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/darkfuneral
Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/darkfuneralofficial
Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/darkfuneral
(Photo by Jimmie Sonelius)