Origin: Norway  
Genres: Death Metal
Page online: February 12, 2007
Last update/review: February 12, 2007

Old Funeral

Old Funeral is one of those footnote bands, notable more for featuring members who did better work elsewhere. In this case, those members would include Abbath of Immortal and Varg Vikernes of Burzum. The band recorded various demos and such from around 1989 until their breakup in 1992, and The Older Ones, released in 1999, is a compilation of such sessions, featuring various lineups (drummer Padden and guitarist Tore are the constants, the others came and went and are only featured on some of the songs here). Musically, this is really more death metal than black, save the vocals (some by Abbath, some by Padden) which are often the typical old school black metal rasps with some death growls as well. Since these were raw demos, the sound quality is below average, and really the songs were quite primitive for the most part, showing occasional glimpses of potential but in general in question. The live album, Grim Reaping Norway, pulls together tracks from two 1991 gigs.

Last Lineup

Abbath (Olve Eikemo)

bass/vocals (Abbath, ex-I, ex-Immortal)

Tore Bratseth


Varg Vikernes

guitars (Burzum, ex-Mayhem)

Jørn Inge Tunsberg

guitars (Hades Almighty)






The Older Ones  
1999 Hammerheart
  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. Lybtenenn
  10. Into Hades
  11. My Tyrant Grace
  12. Devoured Carcass (live)
  • Abbath
  • Tore Bratseth
  • Varg Vikernes
  • Jørn Inge Tunsberg
  • Thorlak
  • Padden

Grim Reaping Norway  
2002 Hearse
  1. Abduction of Limbs
  2. Haunted
  3. Devoured Carcass
  4. Forced to Be Lost
  5. Incantation
  6. Skin and Bone
  7. Judged by Appearance
  8. Abduction of Limbs
  9. Judged by Appearance
  10. Devoured Carcass
  11. Nocturnal Hell

Our Condolences 1988 - 1992  COMPILATION
2013 Soulseller
  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
  15. Abduction of Limbs
  16. Annoying Individual
  17. Skin and Bone
  18. Haunted
  19. Incantation
  20. Devoured Carcass
  21. Forced to Be Lost
  22. Alone Walking
  23. Lyktemenn
  24. Into Hades
  25. My Tyrant Grace
  26. Devoured Carcass (live at Hulen 1991)

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