Old Funeral

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Old Funeral
Origin Bergen, Norway
Genres Black metal,[1] death metal, Blackened death metal
Years active 1988–1992, 2015
Associated acts Burzum, Immortal
Past members Olve Eikemo
Varg Vikernes
Tore Bratseth
Jørn Inge Tunsberg
Harald Nævdal
Thorlak Sigvaldason

Old Funeral were a black/death metal [1] band from Bergen, Norway.

Old Funeral were one of the first bands to form in the Norwegian extreme metal scene, formed in 1988. By 1992, the band had already dissolved.[1] Since the breakup, many members (such as Abbath and Demonaz of Immortal, and Varg Vikernes, in Old Funeral as Kristian Vikernes, of Burzum) are now quite famous as members of the early Norwegian black metal scene. On November 15 2015, Old Funeral reunited to perform at Blekkmetal 2015 in Bergen, Norway.[2]


  • Olve Eikemo ("Abbath") – bass, vocals (1988–1990, 2015)
  • Tore Bratseth – guitar (1988–1992, 2015)
  • Padden – drums, vocals (1988–1992, 2015)
  • Kristian Vikernes ("Varg Vikernes") – guitar (1990–1991)
  • Jørn Inge Tunsberg – guitar (1991–1992)
  • Harald Nævdal ("Demonaz") – guitar (1988–1989)
  • Thorlak Sigvaldason – bass (1991–1992)


  • The Fart that Should Not Be (demo, self-released, 1989)
  • Abduction of Limbs (demo, self-released, 1990)
  • Devoured Carcass (EP, Thrash Records, 1991)
  • The Older Ones (compilation, Hammerheart Records, 1999)
  • Join the Funeral Procession (compilation, Hammerheart Records, 1999)
  • Grim Reaping Norway (live album, Hearse Records, 2002)
  • Our Condolences 1988–1992 (compilation, Soulseller Records, 2013)


  1. ^ a b c "Old Funeral". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Old Funeral". MusicMight. Retrieved 30 April 2013.