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David Parland


1989-1996 Necrophobic - guitars  
1993-1996 Dark Funeral - guitars  
1994-2013 Blackmoon - all instruments, vocals  
1995-1999 War - guitars (as Blackmoon)  
1997-2013 Infernal - bass, guitars, vocals  

Personal information

Also known as: Blackmoon
Born on: 26.09.1970
Died on: 19.03.2013

David Parland (a.k.a. Blackmoon) is a Swedish metal guitarist , best known for his work in the bands Dark Funeral, Necrophobic and Infernal, in all of which he was one of the founding members.


He was a member of Necrophobic from its inception in 1989, but quit the band in 1995 to concentrate on Dark Funeral, which he was one of the main founding members of in 1993. Prior to leaving Necrophobic he had, however, written most of the material for the next album. The album Darkside, with Parland's material intact, was released by Necrophobic in 1997, although Parland himself did not participate as a musician on the album.

Parland also ran the small underground cult record label Hellspawn Records from 1994 to 2002, releasing albums from bands such as Abruptum and his own Dark Funeral, with distribution by House of Kicks, VME and Sound Pollution. After leaving Dark Funeral in 1996, Parland founded the bands War and Infernal. While having kept a low profile and not being actively involved in any bands since the second line-up of Infernal broke up in 2003, Parland announced in January 2009 that he was working on new material with drummer Tomas Asklund (Gorgoroth, Dissection, ex-Dark Funeral). Demos and a full-length album are to be recorded during 2009. In March 2009 it was revealed that the band would be a continuation of Parland's old band Infernal. On July 14, it was also revealed that Infernal have parted ways for good with drummer Tomas Asklund. A replacement in the form of Norwegian drummer Carl Engström from ASTAROTH and RECOVERY INJECTION has been found, and was announced on October 17.


He is a self-described misanthrope and harbours contempt for organised religion and "political correctness", as well as "slave mentality" and other mindsets which oppose individualism. He agrees with a lot of aspects of Satanic thought, but does not consider himself religious.