Posted by Imperator on 15th February, 2013 @ 00:00 UTCBy Imperator on 15-02-2013 @ 00:00 UTC

A compilation album by Old Funeral will be released today, a band known for being one of Norway's first Death Metal bands as well as playing a key role in the early Norwegian Black Metal scene.

Old Funeral compilation out now
Old Funeral compilation out now

When discussing the early years of Norwegian Black Metal, there are a few band names that always manage to crop up sooner or later, either due to being a direct musical influence on the scene or simply because they featured musicians who later became key figures in Norwegian Black Metal.

Old Funeral were active from 1988 to 1992 and belong to both of these categories, because in addition to being one of the very first Norwegian Death Metal bands, they are also known these days for having featured several members in their line-up who would later go on to become pioneers of Norwegian Black Metal.

Varg Vikernes from Burzum and Mayhem fame played guitar in Old Funeral during 1990, while Olve "Abbath" Eikemo and Harald "Demonaz" Nævdal, both founding members of Immortal, also played in Old Funeral at different times between 1988 and 1990. Jørn Inge Tunsberg, today famous for playing in Hades / Hades Almighty, also played with Old Funeral between 1991 and 1992.

The compilation album is titled "Our Condolences (1988 - 1992)" and includes an extensive collection of material spanning the band's entire career, including exclusive material that has never been released before. Here is the list of contents according to Soulseller Records:

- The first 7 demo recordings never released before except for the 50 original cassette copies from 1989.
- Live recording from Garage, Bergen, Norway in April 1991. Never released in any format before.
- The "Abduction Of Limbs" 1990 Demo.
- The "Devoured Carcass" 7" 1991 EP.
- The track "Forced To Be Lost" 1991 recorded in Grieghallen.
- The September 1992 advance tape.
- Live track from Hulen, Bergen, Norway 1991.
- Vinyl Gatefold / CD booklet includes original democover artwork + flyers + never before seen pictures including the very first photo session from May 1988.

Here is the complete track list:

Disc 1 / Side A:

  1. Intro
  2. Aphis
  3. Hell
  4. Grandma is a Zombie
  5. Persecuted by Death
  6. Disgusting Kind of Love
  7. The Day of Judgement
  8. Judged by Appearance (Agathocles cover)
  9. Haunted
  10. Skin and Bone
  11. Abduction of Limbs
  12. Devoured Carcass
  13. Nocturnal Hell (Slaughter cover)
  14. Incantation

Disc 2 / Side B:

  1. Abduction of Limbs
  2. Annoying Individual
  3. Skin and Bone
  4. Haunted
  5. Incantation
  6. Devoured Carcass
  7. Forced to be Lost
  8. Alone Walking
  9. Lyktemenn
  10. Into Hades
  11. My Tyrant Grace
  12. Devoured Carcass (Live at Hulen, 1991)

Old Funeral - Our Condolences is now available on in both vinyl and CD formats.

Last edited by Imperator on 4th March, 2021 @ 23:37 UTC

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By Jakal (Archived) on
16th Feb, 2013 @ 06:30 UTC

good stuff!

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