THE FUNERAL PYRE wraps up West Coast tour, offers update on new album


Los Angeles’ THE FUNERAL PYRE have returned from a brief West Coast tour and vocalist John offers this update: “We just wrapped up our West Coast tour with the almighty Book of Black Earth. Was it fun, you ask? All you need to do is look at this one picture [/a299/thefuneralpyreaxe/IMG_0109.jpg]. That proof enough? I believe so.

“Now that we have that out of the way, I, as well as everyone else in THE FUNERAL PYRE, would like to collectively thank all of the rad dudes in Book of Black Earth. We had an amazing time and cannot wait to hit the road with you guys again. Many hails.

“We record our new album ‘Wounds’ in a few weeks with John Haddad (Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn, Eyes Of Fire) then we send it off to Eric Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD) to mix this bad boy down. We are extremely excited to do this record with these two gentlemen and are also excited to have some of you kids hear this new record. We have been playing three new songs live at our shows, which we’ve had really great feedback on. So thank you to those whose attention was on us during the show and not the hot girls walking around in tight pants. We appreciate it.” More can be seen on the band’s official blog here (http://thefuneralpyre666.blogspot.com/).

 

Meanwhile, THE FUNERAL PYRE continues to support its Prosthetic Records debut, ‘The Nature of Betrayal‘ which saw a February 2007 re-release through a distribution deal with Creator Destructor Records. The band will play a few shows, including a hometown show with new labelmates Withered, in March.

 

THE FUNERAL PYRE live

3/08 El Jardin Del Silence – Mexicali, MEX (with Exhausted Prayer, Dreaming Dead)

3/20 Hollywood, CA – The Relax Bar (with Withered)

 

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“Melding grizzly death metal growls and ear-piercing black metal screeches with eddying keyboard harmonies has been done before, and has absolutely no reason to sound this fresh. But it does. And with deep, operatic production and interesting lyrics throughout, there’s always something going on…The Funeral Pyre provide us with a terrifyingly coherent record that indicates there may be some amazing things ahead for this band.”  -  Kerrang magagzine

 

“TFP magick up a shimmering storm of piano- and keyboard-augmented blackcore that’s at its most succulent when tempos slow down and they roll out the rallentados. By ‘Plauge That Leads to Extinction’ and especially the mournful ‘Stealing the Air of Life,’ they’ve made you forget whatever childish prejudicees you might have against bands with keyboards…”  -  Decibel magazine

 

“Every song on their Prosthetic debut delivers a distinctly Euro-inflected combination of black and death metal, and does so with icy ferocity.”  -  Revolver magazine

 

“The general rip factor on several songs is what reminds to some extent of Swedish melodic death metal, and even bits and pieces of what is heard from The Black Dahlia Murder.”  – Blabbermouth

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