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The Funeral Pyre

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The Funeral Pyre Issues Update On New Album

The Funeral Pyre has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:

"We are currently in the writing process and we are becoming extremely excited about this new record. We have about 9 songs ready to go, some of which will be played next year, maybe even starting in January. We'll probably be recording sometime early to mid next year. Song titles and album name will be decided upon later, so we'll announce that once it's set."

"We are currently in talks with doing a split cassette tape with our friends in The Dolemite Project. This would be an extremely limited tape, probably 100 copies." More...

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Howl Announces Free New York City Show

Providence, Rhode Island's HOWL sees the release of their debut, self-titled EP today, Tuesday, July 21st, via Relapse Records. The "Howl EP" features brand new artwork that can be previewed here. Audio samples taken from the EP can also be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

Additionally, HOWL has announced a free New York City show on August 6th as part of the monthly TonesofDeath.com metal series. This show will also include Prosthetic Records' THE FUNERAL PYRE and one more act TBA. The TonesofDeath.com showcase is held the first Thursday of every month at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.) in New York City and is sponsored in part by Revolver Magazine, Colt 45 and RED Distribution.

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Withered Announces Atlanta Tour Date

Georgia metallers Withered have announced an upcoming show at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta on August 1st. Playing alongside Withered will be Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Dark Castle, The Funeral Pyre, and Bloody Panda. Withered issued the following announcement about the show:

"August 1st will prove to be yet another AMAZING show and will likely be underappreciated as so many are! For the few of you that will make it out, we have real treat for you from the very first band. Our friends, Clinging to the trees of a forest fire, are starting things off. They're from Denver, Co and one of the best grind bands in the country. So, get there early, goddamnit!!!!

"Also, this will likely be WITHERED'S last Atlanta performance for the rest of 2009. So, make it out to here a new song or two and to get completely wasted with us."

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The Funeral Pyre Posts New Song Online

Los Angeles based black metal band The Funeral Pyre has posted a new song online called “To Walk, To Maintain” from their upcoming EP "December." You can hear the song on the band's official MySpace page

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Light This City Posts Another New Song Online

Bay Area death thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY have posted another new song from their swansong album, "Stormchaser," on the band’s MySpace page. "Beginning With Release" joins the previously-posted track "Sand And Snow" as two online previews from the 12-song album which will see a November 11 release through longtime home Prosthetic Records.

"Stormchaser" features artwork from Kristian Wåhlin (At The Gates, Emperor, Dissection) and guest vocal performances from Testament’s Chuck Billy and The Funeral Pyre’s John Strachan. Longtime collaborator Zach Ohren (All Shall Perish, Odious Mortem) again handled production duties for "Stormchaser," which comes out on November 11 and is available with a limited edition t-shirt online here. Three in-studio updates from LIGHT THIS CITY’s time recording "Stormchaser" are available below, as well as the music video for "The Unwelcome Savior" from "Facing The Thousand." More...

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The Funeral Pyre Announces New Guitarist

LA metallers, The Funeral Pyre, have issued the following updates:

"We have some announcements, well just 2 actually. So let's get right down to the nitty gritty of this."

"First off, we'd like to welcome Lanny Perelman of Cerberus (Los Angeles) fame, to the band. Lanny has been a great friend for a while and we are more than excited to have him join and write a new record with us. So please, say thank you to Lanny when you see him. It's much appreciated."

"Lastly, we will be releasing a new EP titled 'December' which will be released this year on Creator-Destructor Records. It will be limited and will contain new songs. If you liked where 'Wounds' went, then you will love this. After that EP we will start making preparations to do the new full length. The new record will probably be out Summer of next year."

Thank you to those who have purchased 'Wounds' thus far, we hope you enjoy the new material."

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The Funeral Pyre Issues Post-Tour Update

The Funeral Pyre has offered a post-tour update on the band's official blog:

"I've really lost my bearings this time. I was doing very well with all of the updates from the road, but then I guess I just stopped caring. Oh well, I'll recap. We played shows, got blackout drunk, played shows, offended people, played shows, shit on couches, played shows, now we're home. There's the wrap up for everything. Nothing too exciting, nothing too crazy. Just a bunch of losers who play music together traveling around in a van. With all of this being said there really isn't any news except for a few things."

"1) There will be a vinyl release of the latest record Wounds
2) We're going to start writing already for another record. The title will come soon.
3) We will probably only do one more tour for the rest of the year, which I know most of you don't care about, but to those who do, we're sorry, we can't afford to tour anymore." More...

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Antagonist, The Funeral Pyre To Depart For Tour

Fresh upon returning from a three week tour in support of the release of the band’s new album, "Wounds," Los Angeles’ THE FUNERAL PYRE will again head out on the road in July with labelmates, and fellow Southern Californians, ANTAGONIST for a two and-a-half week tour across the Southwest and West Coast. THE FUNERAL PYRE will continue to support their May 27 release of "Wounds," while ANTAGONIST will be on tour in anticipation of the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, "Exist," due for a fall release.

THE FUNERAL PYRE’s frontman chimed in on the band’s upcoming tour plans and has also issued several updates from the road in June at the band’s online weblog. The previous updates can be seen here, while the newest update is available below:

"So, I didn't really manage to find time to write about what happened in the last few shows," the band says. "Just know that they were all really good, we had a fun time and then the tour ended. Yeah, I know, not a good wrap up. Oh well. But I'll wrap the rest of this up. We had a fun three week tour in support of our new record 'Wounds,' which came out on May 27. If you haven't checked it out, please do. We'll be hitting the road here in a few weeks with our best friends in ANTAGONIST and we'll be teaming up with Sea Of Treachery. This will be another 2 1/2 week tour or so, so if you didn't manage to catch us on the last run, come out to these shows. We're pretty busy at the moment! Come check out the shows, have a good time. I'm sure we'll be on tour sometime in September as well."

In the meantime, THE FUNERAL PYRE will play two Southern California shows with Cattle Decapitation in the coming week and ANTAGONIST will be playing a hometown show this weekend before heading up north for a show later this month. Both bands’ music can be heard at the ANTAGONIST MySpace page and at THE FUNERAL PYRE’s MySpace page, including the new song "Black Earth," from "Wounds."

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Light This City Offers Third In-Studio Update

San Francisco’s LIGHT THIS CITY has posted the band’s third in-studio video update exclusively at Revolver magazine’s website. Focusing on vocal tracking, the footage features commentary from the band, snippets of music, and a brief look at Testament mainman Chuck Billy’s vocal contributions to LIGHT THIS CITY’s forthcoming record, the band’s fourth. Also contributing a guest vocal spot on the album is lead scream John from labelmates The Funeral Pyre.

“We have been in the studio in Oakland, CA with engineer Zack Ohren tracking the follow up to Facing the Thousand, which should see a release date in September,” said drummer Ben Murray. “We couldn’t be more excited on how these new songs have turned out, and we are SURE that you guys will love them. Stay tuned for more info on the album as well as more video journals as the recording progresses.”

LIGHT THIS CITY was also recently added to the In Thrash We Trust tour alongside Death Angel, God Forbid, and Soilent Green, along with two shows alongside Testament, which will start May 1 in Michigan and conclude June 11 in New York City, criss-crossing the United States and parts of Canada along the way. Meanwhile, the band will play a handful of regional shows in April before hitting the road with the In Thrash We Trust tour package.

Here are the latest Light This City tour dates: More...

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The Funeral Pyre Debuts New Music Online

Los Angeles’ THE FUNERAL PYRE has posted a track from the band’s forthcoming record, "Wounds," online at the band’s MySpace page, entitled “Black Earth.” Scheduled for a May 27 release through Prosthetic Records, "Wounds" is the follow-up to 2006’s "The Nature of Betrayal," which saw an early 2007 re-release through a distribution deal with Creator Destructor Records.

Recorded in February and March with producer John Haddad (Intronaut, Eyes of Fire, Abysmal Dawn), "Wounds" was mixed by metal legend Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead) and mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge, Municipal Waste). Having most recently completed a West Coast tour with Book of Black Earth, THE FUNERAL PYRE is slated to be part of Los Angeles Murderfest alongside Converge, Baroness, The Red Chord, Genghis Tron April 18 and will be embarking on a CD release-based tour in May and June throughout the United States. Booking inquiries for TBA dates can be directed to the band’s MySpace page.

Here are the latest THE FUNERAL PYRE tour dates:

4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – The Kingdom of Doom
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
5/29 Tulsa, OK – Under The Mooch
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – Red 7
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – The Compound
6/05 El Paso, TX – Corona
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – Bucklin Park
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Stateline, NV – Tahoe Underground
6/10 Portland, OR – Rotture (Joe Preston’s Mancampus)
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 San Francisco, CA – Annie’s Social Club
6/13 Fresno, CA – The Exit

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

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The Funeral Pyre Post New Album Cover Art Online

Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:

Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has launched a brand new MySpace layout design in support of their forthcoming album, "Wounds". Head on over to the band's MySpace page to check out the cover art, latest news and merch. Wounds will be out May 27 on Prosthetic Records and we'll have music posted online shortly. The record sounds great so far and Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead, Goatwhore) is currently wrapping up the mixing and mastering process.

THE FUNERAL PYRE live dates are as follows:
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Yakuza, Withered, Exhausted Prayer)
4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)

(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – TBA
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – TBA
5/29 Salina, KS – TBA
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – TBA
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
6/05 El Paso, TX – TBA
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – TBA
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Reno, NV – TBA
6/10 Portland, OR – TBA
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 Fresno, CA – TBA

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The Funeral Pyre Finish New Album

The Funeral Pyre has finished tracking their new full-length for Prosthetic Records. The material is now being sent to Erik Rutan in Florida for mixing. According to the band, "We're happy with the way it has come out thus far, as we hope you will be too."

Here is the final track listing:

Thieves
Black Earth
The Gathering Bones
Wounds
These Ties That Bind
Arches Of Existence
When The Light Ends
Devourer
Ghost Walker

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The Funeral Pyre To Tour With Book of Black Earth

Southern California's THE FUNERAL PYRE hit the road today for tour alongside Book of Black Earth. The tour will begin on Friday in Book of Black Earth's hometown of Seattle, finishing in THE FUNERAL PYRE's hometown of Hollywood with Book of Black Earth and fellow Los Angeles band Intronaut. As the final tour in support of THE FUNERAL PYRE's latest second full-length, "The Nature of Betrayal," the band will hit the studio to track with John Haddad (Eyes of Fire, Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn) in late February and March before sending tracks off to Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead) for mastering. The album, tentatively-titled 'Wounds,' is scheduled for a July release through Prosthetic Records.

Currently planning on playing a handful of new tracks while on the road, THE FUNERAL PYRE saw the re-release of "The Nature of Betrayal" in March 2007 after a distribution deal with Bay Area label Creator-Destructor Records, which initially released the album in late 2006.

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The Funeral Pyre Prepare For West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based band THE FUNERAL PYRE will hit the road in January for a West Coast Tour alongside Seattle's BOOK OF BLACK EARTH. Starting in Seattle in early January, the package will head down to California before wrapping up.

Currently writing new material for a forthcoming new album, THE FUNERAL PYRE will showcase a new song on the road alongside songs from the band's latest effort, "The Nature of Betrayal", which saw a March re-release through Prosthetic via a distribution deal with Creator Destructor Records.

"We are finishing songs, playing them live and fine tuning what will be the third installment in the FUNERAL PYRE career of metal," the band recently wrote on its blog. "It's been a long time already, to think that we're already on our third record!? Nobody would have ever guessed we'd be here. I mean, we're not popular or anything, but hey, I like to think that we've accomplished a lot! If you have heard any of the new songs live, I'd really enjoy if you could give us some feedback about what you thought of them. These songs will be different than 'The Nature Of Betrayal' but yet the same...It's a big cycle we go through, you hear the same music, but it sounds different. How does that work? I'm not quite sure, but you will find out in 2008." More...

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The Funeral Pyre Reveal Album Working Title

Southern California's THE FUNERAL PYRE has issued an in-depth update on the band's plans for 2008. An excerpt follows:

"We'll be playing very select amounts of shows until the new year," writes the band's frontman John. "But in January, we will be doing nine shows with BOOK OF BLACK EARTH from Seattle. So you can keep checking back for the dates on that. After that, we'll be recording the new record. So please do not ask us to play any shows for a while. We need a break. Just keep checking back for the dates in January.

"The title I have been kicking around for this third record is 'Wounds'," he continues. "I'm not sure how you people will react to this, but, it's not really bothering me. I feel that this title sums up the lyrical content to a T...Which is what I am excited about. We are finishing songs, playing them live and fine tuning what will be the third installment in THE FUNERAL PYRE career of metal. It's been a long time already, to think that we're already on our third record!? Nobody would have ever guessed we'd be here. I mean, we're not popular or anything, but hey, I like to think that we've accomplished a lot! If you have heard any of the new songs live, I'd really enjoy if you could give us some feedback about what you thought of them. These songs will be different than 'The Nature Of Betrayal' but yet the same...It's a big cycle we go through, you hear the same music, but it sounds different. How does that work? I'm not quite sure, but you will find out in 2008."

The band is continuing 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 FUNERAL PYRE recently returned from tour with the Bay Area punk/metal band APIARY after a two-week tour of the West Coast.

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The Funeral Pyre Finalizes October Tour Schedule

Los Angeles blackened death metal band THE FUNERAL PYRE will again hit the road in October with Bay Area act Apiary for nearly three weeks as the last leg of national touring behind the band's Prosthetic Records debut, The Nature of Betrayal. The band will be playing one new, as-yet-unrecorded song during their set and will return home in late October to finish writing and recording THE FUNERAL PYRE's follow-up album, tentatively scheduled for a mid-2008 release via Prosthetic.

Several current tracks from THE FUNERAL PYRE's The Nature of Betrayal, as well a song from a limited 7" split and the band's debut record, along with a few new merch designs, are available on the band's MySpace page.

Here are the latest THE FUNERAL PYRE tour dates with with Apiary:

10/05 Salinas, CA – The Castle
10/06 Eugene, OR – Samurai Duck
10/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08 Seattle, WA – TBA
10/09 Portland, OR – Rock and Roll Pizza
10/10 Bend, OR – TBA
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The DNA Lounge (with Embers)
10/12 Bakersfield, CA – The Backstage
10/13 Norwalk, CA – The Epic Lounge
10/14 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
10/15 Cedar City, UT – TBA
10/16 Provo, UT - TBA
10/17 Pueblo, CO – Zippers
10/18 Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge
10/19 El Paso, TX – Chic’s Bar & Billiards
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Living Room
10/21 San Diego, CA - TBA

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The Funeral Pyre Offers Post-Tour Wrap Up

Los Angeles blackened death metal band THE FUNERAL PYRE has just completed a month of touring - first on the "Welcome To Hell" tour with As Eden Burns and Cerberus, then on the "Thrash And Burn" tour with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY and fellow SoCalers Antagonist. THE FUNERAL PYRE has offered this update from their Southern California home:

"THE FUNERAL PYRE, would collectively like to say thank you to all the bands we toured with this summer and to all the bands that we were able to share the stage with. It was an honor. Also, thank you to all who came out to support us, or if you heard us for the first time. We had a wonderful time meeting new people again and of course thrashing in a ton of cities. We hope that you, the fans, enjoyed what we brought to the table. With that being said, we'll be playing some local shows throughout the fall, maybe another tour, we're not sure yet. But we will be playing shows and working on new material...Which brings us here.

"We have been working on the new record in between shows, tours, and our day jobs. We are hoping that with this record we can take whatever sound we have to the next level. But only time will tell. Some song titles we have thus far include: 'Thieves,' 'Wounds,' and 'Devourer.' The album title is floating around, but it will take shape in the near future. We have about 5 songs done and are going to write more. By the end of the year we will be playing these songs live, or a few of them. So if you like what you hear, please, let us know. Other than that, we will recharge our batteries, get the riffs flowing and start yet another excursion to finish our third full length record."

THE FUNERAL PYRE continues to support 'The Nature of Betrayal,' which saw a March 2007 re-release via Prosthetic Records through a distribution deal with Creator Destructor Records. The band has already been hard at work supporting the record, having played this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and California Metalfest, as well as touring with Light This City, As Eden Burns, Apiary, Cerberus and Dryline among others.

THE FUNERAL PYRE tour dates:
7/19 Corona, CA – Showcase Theatre (with The Nauseating Stab, Stealth, Black Angel Decay)

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Light This City Issue Tour Update

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY are currently on the road, headlining the Thrash and Burn Tour, alongside labelmates THE FUNERAL PYRE. The bands has offered this update from the road: "The Thrash and Burn Tour 07 is going amazing! The first week was definitely awesome, and beyond our expectations. The first five shows were with Cerberus and Antagonist, who killed it each night. Highlights include Redwood City, Fresno, and The Chain Reaction! Thanks to everyone who have come out to the shows so far. Besides the horrible, horrible heat in the desert, we couldn't be having a better time. We are now with The Funeral Pyre and Antagonist for the rest of the tour. This tour has been so awesome because everyone on the tour are pretty much best friends. We have known these bands for a long time and toured with them before, so we are one big heavy metal family. We have three new awesome merch designs on this tour, so if you are planning on coming to any of the shows, prepare to see some awesome new shirts and hoodies. This is our first tour headlining, so we sincerely appreciate everyone who has come out to the shows thus far. See you on the rest of the dates!"

The band continues to support its latest effort, 'Facing The Thousand,' which saw a fall 2006 release through Prosthetic Records. The band recently shot a video for the track "The Unwelcome Savior" with director Soren (Unearth), which can be seen here.

Here are the latest LIGHT THIS CITY tour dates: More...

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Light This City and The Funeral Pyre To Tour

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY and Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE will team up with fellow Californians Antagonist and Cerberus for a tour later this month. Dubbed the Thrash and Burn tour, THE FUNERAL PYRE will meet up after completing the band's current tour alongside As Eden Burns.

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