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Formed: 1990
From: Johnstown, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Funerus News

Below is our complete Funerus 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.

Eindhoven Reveals Full 2015 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.

The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...

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Incantation Announces Tour With Funerus

Incantation just announced a string of West Coast tour dates slated for next month. The band's first shows of 2015, the tour follows from Incantation's "Dirges of Elysium," released by Listenable Records during the summer of 2014. With Funerus slated as direct support, the confirmed dates and venues are available below.

"We've had a hell of a time since Dirges of Elysium came out," reports band founder John McEntee. "We're really looking forward to starting 2015 with more infamy and fuckin death metal!"

1/08/15 - Spokane, WA @ The Hop
1/09/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/10/15 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
1/11/15 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA
1/12/15 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
1/13/15 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
1/14/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
1/15/15 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
1/16/15 - Anaheim, CA @ OC Music Hall
1/17/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Airliner
1/18/15 - Honolulu, HI @ Hawaiian Brian's More...

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Benefit For Jill Funerus Being Organized

Glorious Times zine is organizing a benefit concert for Jill Funerus, who recently had heart surgery following a heart attack. Death Metal Underground also has reported that the Glorious Times team have partnered with death metal bands across the world to throw a fundraiser. Bands will donate items for a raffle, and perform, with the proceeds going to Jill for payment of her medical bills. The following notice was posted to Glorious Times' facebook page:

"As you may have heard, Jill McEntee (Funerus; John from Incantation's wife) had a heart attack and is in the hospital now. Jill has neuropathy and failing kidneys and just had a silent heart attack. She had cardiac catheterization surgery today to clear up an artery that was 100% blocked (another side effect of Type 1 Diabetes). Because of her health problems, Jill had to quit her job last year and neither she nor John has health insurance. We (GT) are in the process of organizing a benefit concert for Jill, hopefully to happen in October."

Check for more updates on the links given above, along with information on how to assist Jill.

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Jill Funerus Diagnosed With Heart Attack

Jill Funerus, bassist of Pennsylvania blackened death metal band Funerus, was admitted to Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, Pennsylvania yesterday after feeling unwell. Five hours later, via her facebook page, she was given the diagnosis that she had suffered a heart attack. She is currently resting.

Jill 'Funerus' Daily started out with her band Funerus back in the 90's with her husband John McEntee and drummer Sam Inzerra. McEntee is the venerable guitarist for Incantation and has also done some tours filling in for Immolation along with playing on that band's first demo and 7" EP for Mortician. In the late 80's he also played for the band Revenant. Funerus' last offering to date was 2011's "Reduced to Sludge" album.

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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Funerus Announces Vinyl Release

U.S. death metal act Funerus, featuring Incantation's John McEntee and his wife Jill, will release the vinyl version of latest album "Reduced to Sludge" this coming March 5th via Poland's Hellthrasher Productions.

The 12' LP will be available in the edition of 400 black and 100 brown copies packed in a jacket sleeve with additional insert and poster. Pre-orders are available now at this location.

"Reduced to Sludge" was primarily released on CD in November 2011 by McEntee's label Ibex Moon Records. Both versions contain the same track listing. More...

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The Goregrowler's Ball 5, Day 2

Day one of The Goregrowler’s Ball came and went without any hitches. Day two promised even more gore-gurgling delights. This day started earlier than Friday’s 5:30 start time. Originally scheduled for a 1:30 start time, the promoter pushed the start time back to 2:30. Prog death artists, Vex took this early slot, which we unfortunately missed. Comatose Records was on full display, as it was throughout the weekend, with Atrocious Abnormality. Said band played a brutal slab of unmerciful, brutal death metal featuring label head, Steve Green.

Ibex Moon Records, owned by John McEntee of Incantation, also made its presence known on the second day. Cardiac Arrest produced grimy, churning death metal in the vein of Autopsy and Grave. The Chicago act switched between rotten-limb-stiffening slow jams and all-out-blast fests provided by new drummer Nick Gallichio. Adam Scott, Tom Knizner, Dave Holland joined low and mid-range scathing voices to narrate grisly tales from the group’s three recordings. Set highlights include the frantic pace of “Insanity’s Grip,” and the ominous, full-moon-blooming groove of “Affliction of the Beast.”

Fellow Ibex Moon label and former tour mates, Hod took the hell-raising chaos outside. Hod was in fine form, performing its perfected blend of death, thrash, black, speed and all-things-metal (“We’re Hod and we play fucking metal”) style. The Central Texas act showcased material from its sole album, “Serpent.” The said album has been out for two years, so one would expect new material. Locals familiar with Hod knew the band well, so their new songs came without surprise. However, those from out of town delighted in hearing new tracks such as “Den of Wolves.” Look for a new record in 2012. More...

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Funerus Streaming Album Online

Funerus is streaming it's entire album online. The eleven track album, "Return to Sludge," marks the second release for this New York/Pennsylvania band and will be officially released on November 22nd. Head over to this location to hear the album.

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Funerus Posts New Song Online

Funerus has posted a new song online titled "The Comfort in Depression," which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from the album "Reduced to Sludge," due out November 22nd, 2011 via Ibex Moon Records.

Funerus features Incantation guitarist John McEntee, bassist/vocalist Jill McEntee, and drummer Sam Inzerra (Mortician, Morpheus Descends). "Reduced To Sludge" was mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Hail Of Bullets, Opeth), and the cover artwork was done by Dusty Peterson (Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Bloodbath).

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Funerus Reveals New Album Details

Funerus has announced that the new 11 track album "Reduced to Sludge" will see release on November 22nd, 2011 via Ibex Moon Records. "Reduced to Sludge" will be the second full-length release from the Pennsylvania/New York based death metal band that features Incantation guitarist John McEntee, bassist/vocalist Jill McEntee and drummer Sam Inzerra (Mortician, Morpheus Descends).

The album was engineered by Sam Inzerra, Jim Roe and John McEntee. Drums and guitars were recorded at Neanderthal Studios in Plainfield, New Jersey and the bass and vocals were recorded at Aries Studio in Johnstown, PA. "Reduced To Sludge" was mixed and mastered by Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Hail Of Bullets, Opeth), and the cover artwork was done by Dusty Peterson (Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Bloodbath). Funerus has also now made the track "Sound Of Oil" available for streaming through band's Facebook profile here.

Jill McEntee comments on the album, "I feel we were able to capture the natural Funerus essence on this album. It continues in the same vein of the first album Festering Earth, in heaviness and songwriting. I think it will be well received."

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Funerus Announces Festival Appearances

Self proclaimed "low-end sewage" death metallers and Ibex Moon recording artist Funerus will be playing a pair of European festivals this summer. Funerus bassist Jill McEntee issued the following statement about the festival appearances and update about working on a new album:

"We are very happy to announce that Funerus will be playing some European festivals this summer. The band will be playing the Kaltenbach Open Air on July 15th in Steiermark, Austria, and July 16th at Obscene Extreme 2010, Trutnov, Czech Republic. We will bring the sewage! In other Funerus news, recording has been going well for our sophomore album. The new release will be titled Reduced to Sludge. Anyone who was into Festering Earth will definitely like this follow up slab of sewage death! Hope to see a lot of you on the road in 2010!”

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Incantation Announces Festival Appearances

Fresh off a tour alongside label mates Divine Eve, death metal act Incantation are excited to announce their inclusion in two of this summer's metal fests. Both taking place July 15th - 17th, Incantation will be a featured headliner at the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic and are playing Austria's Kaltenback Open Air Festiva. Incantation guitarist John McEntee had this to say regarding the upcoming appearances:

"We are proud to announce that we will be one of the headliners for the Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. We have heard a lot of great things about this festival and are looking forward to it very much. There are numerous other great death metal and grind bands playing so I'm sure it will be a great time. I would also like to thank the festival organizers for including my other band Funerus on the festival. We look forward to putting on a totally kick ass show and we plan on making this a very special performance for all of our die hard supporters.

"We are also playing the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival in Austria. It will be a great honor to play there once again since we haven't played there since our tour opening up for Nile and Unleashed a good while back. The lineup for the fest is nothing short of amazing and it will be great to play alongside such great bands and friends. We are looking forward to spewing forth our style of pure raw underground death metal."

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Funerus Working On New Album

Ibex Moon Records has issued the following announcement about Funerus release a new album in 2010:

"Purveyors of low-end sewage death metal, FUNERUS have announced that work continues on its sophomore effort, the follow-up to Festering Earth. The new album is projected to be released in 2010 on Ibex Moon Records. Bassist Jill McEntee has this message for anxious fans: 'Hello to our friends out there. I know it seems like we've fallen off the face of the earth, but we haven’t. We've been extremely busy working on this new album. It finally will see the light of day in early 2010. Sam [Inzerra], John [McEntee] and I have kept this album in the same vein that FUNERUS has always been! Also in 2010 we will be doing a US tour in the earlier part of the year. Dates and other bands will be added later. Finally, we have made new shirts with a new design from the Festering Earth album. They are 'In the Trees' shirts and the design is killer! Check the merchandise section for a picture of it.'

"We’ll keep you posted about the recording progress, touring plans, and any other pertinent FUNERUS information, so be on the lookout!"

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Incantation, Funerus, Deamon Canadian Tour Dates

Incantation, Funerus, and Deamon have lined up a hand full of Canadian tour dates. Here are the latest:

06/27 Toronto @ The Kathedral
06/28 Cambridge @ 69 Pickups
06/29 Sudbury @ Jubilee Center
06/30 Montreal @ Foufounes Electriques
07/01 Trois Rivières @ Bar Café Le Stage
07/02 Québec @ Velvet
07/03 St-Hyacinthe @ Bar le Trash
07/04 Ottawa @ Cafe Dekcuf
07/05 Hamilton @ The Casbah

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Incantation Schedule New York Show

Pennsylvania-based death metallers INCANTATION will play L'Amour in Staten Island, New York on June 7 as part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour featuring songs only from the band's first three albums.

INCANTATION's guitarist John McEntee comments: "We are looking forward to returning to play NY after our successful gig back in March in Brooklyn. It will be great to play L'Amour especially with the L'Amour's legacy and the big part they have done for the NY metal scene over the years. It will be great to play for all our NY/NJ supporters again and we look forward to another kick-ass show.”

Also scheduled to appear is HOD from San Antonio, Texas. The group features vocalist Beer Reebs (ex-PILLCRUSHER, RANCID VAT), Bjorn Haga (ex-NECROVORE, THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder (ex-THORNSPAWN) on guitar, Dirty Derick Rivers (GG ALLIN) on bass and Dennis Sanders (ex-EXCULCERATE) on drums. More...

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Incantation and Funerus To Tour Mexico In May

INCANTATION and FUNERUS will embark on a string of dates in Mexico this May, including appearances at the "Guadalajara Mortal Fest" on May 4 and the "Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV" in Mexico City on May 2. These shows will NOT be a part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour and WILL include songs from INCANTATION's full discography.

INCANTATION/FUNERUS guitarist John McEntee comments: "It will be great to return to Mexico and play for our die hard supporters. We are really looking forward to kicking some ass with this killer lineup. We are ready to make this tour our most crushing and aggressive visit to Mexico ever."

The "Death Metal Domination" Mexican tour 2008 dates are.

May 01 - La Ciricua Bar - Puebla
May 02 - Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV - Subterranea Bar - Mexico City
May 03 - [to be announced] - Queretaro
May 04 - Guadalajara Mortal Fest - Guadalajara More...

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Incantation Announce Pillard On Vocals At CIM

INCANTATION have announced that Craig Pillard (ONWARD TO GOLGOTHA, MORTAL THRONE OF NAZARENE, FORSAKEN MOURNING OF ANGELIC ANGUISH) will be handling vocals for the band at the upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest. INCANTATION's "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour 2008 lineup is:

John McEntree (FUNERUS) - Guitar
Rayash (SUPREME LORD) - Bass
Alex Bouks (GOREAPHOBIA) - Guitar

The Central Illinois Metalfest will take place July 18-20 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois.

INCANTATION will also headline day one of the Mayhem in May 3 festival, set to take place May 17-18, 2008 at Uncle Pleasant's in Louisville, Kentucky.

The band's seventh album, "Primordial Domination", was released in 2006 on Ibex Moon Records.

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Incantation Mainman Updates On Touring

Incantation has sent an update from their Balkans Assassination Tour 2007 and announced Japanese tour dates with Funerus and Anatomia.

John McEntee of INCANTATION:
"We are proud to finish up our world tour for the amazingly successful Primordial Domination album with our first dates ever in Japan. It will be our honor to get the opportunity to preform for all our long time Japanese Incantation supporters. We are playing with Somany, a great Japanese band too. We are sure these will be great shows and a great time. We also look forward to taking some time to do some sightseeing, before and after the tour."

Jill of FUNERUS:
"FUNERUS has been confirmed for a tour of Japan this November along with INCANTATION. We are extremely excited to travel across the globe to play our sewage death metal. We are also looking forward to playing with some killer and legendary Japanese bands on this tour! See you in Japan!"

INCANTATION with Vader, Krisiun, Rotting Christ and Funerus
08.10.2007 Kraków @ Rotunda
09.10.2007 Rzeszów @ Pod Palm?
10.10.2007 ?ód? @ Funaberia 2

INCANTATION with Krisiun, Inactive Messiah and Estuary
12.10.07 SK Bratislava @ Randal
13.10.07 CZ Brno @ Faval
14.10.07 HUN Budapest @ Blue Hell
15.10.07 ROM Cluj Napoca @ Irish & Music Pub
16.10.07 ROM Bucarest @ Preoteasa
17.10.07 BUL Sofia @ Hr Botev
19.10.07 GRE Atheens @ Underworld Club
21.10.07 MAC Skopje @ MKC
23.10.07 SER Novi Sad @ NS Time
24.10.07 SER Belgrade @ SKC
25.10.07 CRO Zagreb @ Mochvara
26.10.07 SLO Kranj @ Izbruhov Kulturni Bazen
27.10.07 SK Spisska Nova Ves @ RC Semafor
28.10.07 CZ Zlin @ Golem

INCANTATION with Funerus and Anatomia
21.11.07 Tokyo / Koiwa eM7 - with BUTCHER ABC and more
22.11.07 Kanagawa / Machida SDR - with FUNERAL MOTH and more
23.11.07 Osaka / Club Sunsui - with CORRUPTED and CATAPLEXY
24.11.07 Nagoya / Club Zion - with SABBAT and more...
25.11.07 Tokyo / ASAKUSA EXTREME ar Kurawood - with INTESTINE BAALISM, DEFILED and more..

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Incantation, Funerus Playing Armenia Rock Fest '07

Incantation and Funerus will be playing this years Armenia Rock Festival along side their metal brothers in Sadus and many other great bands.

"We're looking forward to doing this killer fest! From what I hear this is the biggest fest of its type in Colombia. It'll be great to do this show considering all the problems we had with Cathedral Productions recently. We look forward to hanging out with all of our Colombian friends again. I'm sure this will be a great experience and we're very thankful to Nelson from SYLPHORIUM RECORDS for putting us on this amazing festival line-up."
- John McEntee of INCANTATION

The Armenia Rock Festival 2007 takes place on August 24, 25 and 26th. INCANTATION will be performing on the 25th.

For full festival information please visit armeniarock.com.

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