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Release date: 24 September 2001
Style: Black metal


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01. The Arrival Of Satan's Empire
02. Hail Murder
03. Goddess Of Sodomy
04. Diabolis Interium
05. An Apprentice Of Satan
06. Thus I Have Spoken
07. Armageddon Finally Comes
08. Heart Of Ice
09. The Trial [King Diamond cover] [Japanese bonus]
10. Dead Skin Mask [Slayer cover] [Japanese bonus]
11. Remember The Fallen [Sodom cover] [Japanese bonus]
12. Pagan Fears [Mayhem cover] [Japanese bonus]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (12)

Additional info
Released as CD, LP, digipack CD (limited to 10,000), leather digipack CD
(embossed leather, limited to 6666)

Re-released in 2007 as a 2CD remastered digipack with the "Teach Children to
Worship Satan" EP on disc 2

Guest review by

Even if you?ve never heard of Dark Funeral before, you need only take one look at the cover to get a good idea of what you're getting into with Diabolis Interium. What lurks beneath is sure to be pure EVIL! One look at the track listing only confirms this, with song titles like ?The Arrival of Satan's Empire,? ?An Apprentice of Satan? and such. And yep, the photos of band members have them decked out in corpse paint, and wearing odd, black leather outfits covered in spikes. This can only be one thing, real black metal, dark and cold.

published 16.02.2004 | Comments (7)

Staff review by

Lord Ahriman and his team consider themselves one of the last "true black metal band". Today to define Black Metal as a genre is quite hard, because of the slight differences between the stiles and the band's "philosophy". If Black Metal is satanist, full of reversed crosses and goat sacrificing, Dark Funeral are Black Metal; if it means misanthropy, no live shows, and an harsh production, they are not.

published 12.06.2007 | Comments (8)

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Uirapuru - 12.03.2010 at 07:48  
Rating: 8 Well... two reviews giving an 9 rate does not seems fair to me. I really liked this album, the best from Dark Funeral, great atmosphere and a sort of catchy black metal that feels nice with the constant speed.

But an 8 would be more fair... its not that close to a masterpiece
I_Die_Often - 26.09.2010 at 01:02  
Rating: 9 My Black Metal exposure has been quite limited and I am trying to expand it. and this one is fast becoming a favorite of all my CD's. It sounds perfect to me.
Kenos - 24.11.2010 at 02:56  
  The only DF's album which sounds decent, imho...
musicalkaratekid - 29.09.2012 at 18:52  
Rating: 8 A good DF album, and probably the only one where they actually write good songs for the BM genre, instead of relying on the traditional sounds that cover their other albums.
Dr. Strawberry - 27.09.2014 at 21:56  
Rating: 5 9 ? You guys must be kidding...
I have been listening to this album for many times through these years and today is my last listen, I am not listening to this anymore as I have made my final verdict, not a good album...the last 3 tracks are fillers.

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