Seit gestern geistert die Nachricht im Internet umher und heute ist es traurige Gewissheit; David "Blackmoon" Parland, der unter anderem bei Necrophobic, Dark Funeral, Infernal und War tätig gewesen ist, verstarb am vergangenen Dienstag, den 19. März 2013 mit nur 42 Jahren. Gründe zu seinem Ableben sind indes nicht bekannt geworden. Nur sein ehemaliger Bandkollege und Freund Lord Ahriman (Dark Funeral) äußert sich in einem Statement zu dem traurigen Verlust:

Foto: Tallee Savage

"A couple of days ago I was reached by the terrible news that my old brother David 'Blackmoon' Parland had passed away and entered the eternal fire once and for all. It's taken me a few days to grasp it all. And it still hurts, alot, to even think or talk about it.

During the last couple of weeks I was in close contact with David. He was going through an extremely difficult time of life, whereof he contacted me to ask for my help.

Even though the two of us had abit of a complicated relationship over the years (much excessive in the media though) he knew that he could always call or visit me when needed, which he also did once in a while.

Last time I talked to him was when he called me on March 15th. From what I could understand things were going in the right direction. I also had some very good news for him, which he was very happy to hear about. What happened after that I simply can't understand. And I can't understand WHY he didn't call me (again). So close, so fucking close to get back on track, brother. Why?

You will be missed deeply! May you reign forever and ever in the eternal hellfire. Hail the hordes!"

Zur Zeit seines Todes arbeitete Parland gerade an einem neuen Infernal-Album mit dem Totel "The Infernal Retribution", welches im Sommer 2013 erscheinen sollte.