Funeral Mist

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Funeral Mist
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1993–present
Labels Pounding Metal Productions
Shadow Records
Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Season of Mist
Associated acts Dark Funeral
Malign
Marduk
Ofermod
Watain
Members Arioch
Past members Henrik Ekeroth
Necromorbus
Nachash
Velion
Vintras

Funeral Mist is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1993.

Biography[edit]

The band in its original form was founded in autumn of 1993 by now former members.[1] Bass player Arioch was added in the summer of 1994.[1]

In summer 1995, Funeral Mist's first demo titled Darkness was recorded but was released in early 1996.[1] The second demo Havoc followed was recorded in summer/autumn 1996, with only Arioch being left of the old line-up, and new drummer Necromorbus (Tore Stjerna). In late 1997, they recorded the debut EP Devilry which was released in summer 1998 in both CD and vinyl format.[1] The vinyl edition was limited to only 300 copies and featured an exclusive track, "Hellspell 2". This track was later included on the 2005 re-release which also includes the Havoc recordings.

Their first full-length album, Salvation, was released on the Norma Evangelium Diaboli label in 2003, while the second album, titled Maranatha, was released in February 2009 on the same label, after 6 years of silence.

In September 2012, Season of Mist re-released Devilry and Salvation.[2]

Musical style and ideology[edit]

Funeral Mist plays a black metal style characterised by Norma Evangelium Diaboli as violent, chaotic and "musically bizarre", to which Arioch added "complex layers of ill sounds" on Maranatha.[3] The lyrics deal with devil worship and often use (sometimes slightly changed) quotes from the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. Arioch points out that "a band that claims to play Black Metal must always have Satanism and nothing but Satanism as the highest priority in their music and concept as well as in their personal lives" and that neither the voice, nor the sound and musical style make a black metal band.[1]

Current line up[edit]

  • Arioch (aka Mortuus) - Vocals, guitars, bass

Past members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1995 - Darkness (demo)
  • 1996 - Havoc (demo)
  • 1998 - Devilry (EP)
  • 2003 - Salvation
  • 2009 - Maranatha

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dr. Rape: Funeral Mist. In: Jon Kristiansen: Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries (edited by Tara G. Warrior). Brooklyn, NY: Bazillion Points Books 2011. pp. 420f. (Originally released in: Slayer, vol. 13, January 2000.)
  2. ^ Funeral Mist, accessed on 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ News.

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