The Dirge

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The Dirge
Recording Details
Dates August - December 2008
Studio(s) Air Studios, London, England
Release Details
Genre Death Metal
Release Date March 21st, 2009
Producers Tue Madsen, Assassin
Publishers Peaceville Records
Chart Position Unknown
Miscellaneous Details
Language English
Length 57:45
Tracks 10 (13 on special edition)
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The Dirge is the first full-length studio album by the death metal band Metal Funeral, released on March 21st, 2009. It features ten tracks including re-released versions of early songs, and the special edition version features three extra live cover songs.



Metal Funeral spared no expense while putting together The Dirge. Legendary producer Tue Madsen was hired to oversee the recording at Air Studios in London, England, and London-based record label Peaceville Records published it, and several guest vocalists make appearances on various tracks. The cover was designed by Assassin and all songs (bar the live bonus tracks on the special edition release) were written jointly by all members of the band.

Track Listing

  1. "The Dirge"
  2. "Nauseous Force"
  3. "Winged Radiance"
  4. "Blades of Escapism"
  5. "To The Grave"
  6. "The Rebirth"
  7. "Zombified"
  8. "The Tainted Bloodspring of The Lepers"
  9. "Tortured By The Ruins"
  10. "Seduced By Death"

Bonus Tracks

  1. "World Domination" (Live Naildown cover)
  2. "The Black Waltz" (Live Kalmah cover)
  3. "Bleed Me An Ocean" (Live Acid Bath cover)


Metal Funeral performing live


  • Assassin - vocals, guitars
  • Kataklyst - guitars,
  • Massacria - female vocals, bass
  • Synn - drums/percussion

Special Appearances

Live Performances

Metal Funeral performed all three bonus tracks live at the London Astoria on October 13th, 2008. The three bands covered are huge influences to each member which is why they were chosen.

The band are currently touring the United States of America promoting the release of a new album, finishing with a rumoured final performance at the DXX Pay-Per-View WrestleMania III. This rumour has yet to be denied or confirmed.

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