"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1991
From: Drammen, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Funeral News

Below is our complete Funeral news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Blastfest 2016 To Celebrate Norwegian Metal Scene

Blastfest 2016 will be celebrating its national metal scene and will boast a lineup that will be 100% Norwegian.

Just hours after the final note rang out across the venue at Blastfest 2015, the organizers were brainstorming ideas for the third edition of the festival and here we are, a brand new concept: a one time only celebration of the Norwegian metal scene.

The 2016 editions will feature the triumphant return of the long-defunct Ancient, as well as other Norwegian luminaries such as Ihsahn and Tristania. The currently announced lineup (with more coming) is as follows:

Blood Tsunami
Green Carnation
In The Woods
Red Harvest

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Solitude Productions Releases Free Compilation

While downloading MetalHit.com's latest free black metal compilation on Amazon.com the other day, I also noticed another free compilation released in January 2011. Solitude Productions has released their own free compilation, which you can sample and download here.

Here's the "Solitude Productions Compilation 2010" tracklisting:

1. Who Dies in Siberian Slush "Leave Me" (6:35)
2. Revelations of Rain "Our Cathedral" (5:51)
3. Funeral "The Poison" (5:29)
4. Ea "Aullu Eina" (5:02)
5. Shattered Hope "Enlighten the Darkness" (4:58)
6. Heavy Lord "Fear the Beard" (5:52)
7. Ophis "Suffering is a Virtue" (6:24)
8. The Sullen Route "Gates" (4:53)
9. Stoned Jesus "Occult" (6:09)
10. Astral Sleep "Angel 2" (5:02)
11. Hellight "The Light that Brought Darkness" (4:42)
12. Septic Mind "Beginning" (6:03)
13. The Howling Void "Shadows Over the Cosmos" (6:25)
14. St Erik "Closer" (unreleased) (5:05)

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Indie Recordings Releases Free Christmas Comp.

Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.

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Funeral Delays New Album

Norway's Funeral have delayed their upcoming album, "As The Light Does The Shadow," and will be released on Sepember 22nd.

Funeral have announced the guest appearance of Robert Lowe (Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus) on vocals on the track "In the fathoms of wit and reason." More...

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Funeral Signs To Indie Recordings

Indie Recordings has announced the signing of the doom metal band FUNERAL. Their yet to be titled new album will be released on September 1, 2008.

With three albums and an EP under their belt, FUNERAL has grown to be one of the leading doom bands in Europe. Having sold more than 8,000 copies of their previous album "From These Wounds" on TABU Recordings, it's no doubt FUNERAL will make an impact on the metal scene this fall. FUNERAL is by many considered to be the founding fathers of the sub genre Funeral-Doom. They are known to push the limits, and on their next album they will once again challenge the genre by adding complex brass and string arrangements.

The album will be available both as a regular CD and VINYL but also in a very exclusive limited edition DIGIPACK with a bonus DVD.

In a press statement the band comments the signing and the upcoming album:

"Funeral are thankful towards Indie Recordings for taking the chance to release our miserable dirges. The band are looking forward to work with this up and coming Norwegian label for future releases. Hopefully this does not ruin our funereal underground touch. The Funeral-march towards the never ending evenfall continues."

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Funeral Post 'This Barren Skin' Video on Youtube

Norwegian cult doom band FUNERAL has posted its video for the track "This Barren Skin" at YouTube. The clip was directed by Marcel Lelienhof and was edited by Christian Hvatum.

"This Barren Skin" comes off the band's latest album, "From These Wounds", which was released in December via Tabu Recordings in Norway (the rest of Europe received the CD on January 29). The limited-edition digipack version of the album comes with a bonus track, "Breathing Through You".

FUNERAL's founding member/guitarist Christian Loos was found dead in his flat on October 28, 2006. He was 31 years old. The group's original bassist, Einar Frederiksen, died in 2002. More...

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Funeral Sign With Tabu Recordings

Norwegian cult doom band FUNERAL has inked a deal with Tabu Recordings.

Following a three-year hiatus and a personnel reshuffle caused by bassist Einar Frederiksen's untimely passing in 2002, FUNERAL continue the doom-spreading crusade that once earned them the label of "most depressing band in the world" with their new album release, "From These Wounds", via Tabu Recordings on December 4 in Norway and January 29 in Europe. More...

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