The self-proclaimed “Ineffable Kings Of Black Metal” found themselves a man down when they recently announced the departure of former drummer Nils ‘Dominator’ Fjellstroem, yet in classic black metal fashion, the Swedes wasted no time in finding a suitor to sit behind the kit.
In a Facebook post the band put up yesterday addressing fans that Fjellstroem was departing the band due to needing “timeout from the band to handle personal matters”, they also released a video clip of their new sticksman Jalomaah playing “The Arrival Of Satan’s Empire”. You can check it out here but make sure you’re firmly seated first. Trust. Me.
2016 saw the release of Dark Funeral’s latest studio album Where Shadows Forever Reign via Century Media. “Unchain My Soul” can be heard below. The band have three shows announced as of now, the first of which happened last night on the 10th of November where Jalomaah made his debut appearance behind the kit at Aalborg Metal in Denmark. They are also set to play Into Darkness Festival (Netherlands, December) and Inferno Metal Festival (Norway, March) though it’s safe to say more shows can be expected soon.
Guitarist and composer Lord Ahriman said this on drummers past, present and the not-too-distant future of Dark Funeral:
We must sadly inform you that we have agreed to let Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem take a much needed timeout from the band to handle personal matters. We of course wish him the best!
Yet the world keeps turning and so Dark Funeral will stride on. We have hired an extremely talented drummer that will fill in Nils’ position until further notice. ‘Jalomaah’ will make his live debut with us today, Friday 10 November, at Aalborg Metal Festival in Denmark.
All scheduled shows and tours will take place as planned! Stay tuned for further announcements!
2018 will be an epic year as we have two celebrations to make: our classic album Vobiscum Satanas turns 20 years old and Dark Funeral celebrate 25 years as a band. More news to follow – stay tuned!