Commented Nils: “After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it’s a great privilege for me to announce my return to DARK FUNERAL. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind the kit and annihilate. It’s an honor to play alongside my fellow brothers again. May DARK FUNERAL rise to Dominate once more.”
Added guitarist Lord Ahriman: “It feels absolutely killer to be working with Dominator again. He’s not only an amazing drummer, but also a very good friend. And I’m glad he’s back in the band. A massive welcome back brother! Now, let’s together set the world ablaze and conquer the universe once and for all!”
Stated guitarist Chaq Mol: “Finally, a missing brother is back from his walkabout. And the search for a drummer is officially over. Once again we have the honor to play with the best drummer ever. Welcome back, Dominator, my brother!”
DARK FUNERAL last year parted ways with vocalist Magnus “Masse” Broberg (a.k.a. Emperor Magus Caligula), Nils Fjellström and bassist B-Force.
DARK FUNERAL played its final show with Emperor Magus Caligula) on August 21, 2010 at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. “Since this was a very special performance in many ways, we not only put on our biggest pyro show ever, we also captured this gig with 10 cameras (including one crane),” said Lord Ahriman. “So you can be sure to expect a DVD release from this killer show in the near future.”
Broberg announced his departure from DARK FUNERAL in July 2010, explaining that “my life has taken a new turn lately, and I am also getting married this year, whereof my priorities in life lie somewhere else.” Guitarist and founding member Lord Ahriman added, “I understand when people change course and get new priorities in life. And I fully respect that. Life moves on, after all, and so will DARK FUNERAL.