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Funeral In Heaven

Formed: 2003
From: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Funeral In Heaven News

Below is our complete Funeral In Heaven 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.

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"Astral Mantras of Dyslexia" Samples Posted Online

Advance samples from the upcoming FUNERAL IN HEAVEN / PLECTO ALIQUEM CAPITE split LP "Astral Mantras of Dyslexia" have been posted online and can be heard below:

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Funeral In Heaven Live Footage Posted Online

A video has been produced and posted online featuring Funeral In Heaven tour footage from 2010's Saarc Fest and 2011's Deccan Rock Festival. The video, which can be viewed below, is courtesy of Kadavara Productions and Mathawaada Chithrapati.

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Teaser Trailer Posted For Occult Death Ritual Fest

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Sri Lanka's upcoming "Occult Death Ritual" festival, which is set to take place on February 6th, 2011. The trailer can be viewed below. The currently announced lineup for the festival includes Funeral in Heaven, Infernal Curse, 1833 AD, and Pariah Demise.

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Funeral In Heaven Confirmed For SAARC Fest

FUNERAL IN HEAVEN has confirmed their appearance at this year's SAARC fest in India. "We are honored to have been invited for this ceremony to perform along with artists from all over the Asian region," comments the band. Festival dates are December 12th-14th, 2010 and Funeral In Heaven will perform on the 13th.

As previously reported, the band recently traveled to Thailand for some shows and posted a video recap of their trip here.

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Funeral In Heaven Posts "Bandhana" Online

Funeral In Heaven has posted the demo track "Bandhana (Gatahaththey Kathaa Wasthuwa)" from the upcoming "Astral Mantras of Dyslexia" split EP release with Plecto Aliquem Capite.

Funeral In Heaven recently return from a trip to Thailand, and posted some footage from it here.

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Funeral In Heaven Posts Thailand Footage Online

Sri Lanka's Funeral In Heaven recently returned from their trip to Thailand and has posted a short video from the experience. Make sure you watch past the mid point for performance footage.

Before departing for Thailand, the band posted the new song "Bandhana (Gatahaththey Kathaa Wasthuwa)" on their MySpace player. The song is off the upcoming HYPNOTIC DIRGE RECORDS compilation, which came out on November 7, 2010.

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Hypnotic Dirge Posts Free Compilation Online

To celebrate two-years of activity, Hypnotic Dirge Records has released an extensive compilation, entitled "Melancholic Epiphany (The Trance Formation is Shattered)," for free download. The compilation includes songs exclusive to the compilation by some high-profile guests, some previously released Hypnotic Dirge material, some upcoming stuff from future releases, as well as three music video premieres, some essays and short stories, and complete album artwork with a full theme, and notes from the artists and contributors.

Here's the tracklisting for "Melancholic Epiphany (The Trance Formation is Shattered):"

I - The Foetal Mind - "Big Crunch"
II - Funereal - "Of That Which Lies Beneath..."
III - Funeral Fornication - "Stargates Eternal Beheld My Nightmares"
IV - Exiled From Light - "We Writhe As Worms"
V - netra - "Outside...Alone"
VI - Ancient Tundra - "The Shimmering Radiance of a Thousands Stars"
VII - Njiqahdda - "Nji taaevaasti vortaa est flaami"
VIII - Neige et Noirceur - "Croix de Feu, Croix de Fer"
IX - Funeral in Heaven - "Bhandhana"
X - Autaric - "Cremation Divine"
XI - Old Forgotten Lands - "Hour of the Wolf"

XII - netra - "La Page" (Music Video)
XIII - Njiqahdda - "Nji taaevaasti vortaa est flaami" (Music Video)
XIV - Old Forgotten Lands - "Hour of the Wolf" (Music Video)
XV - The Foetal Mind - "La Corde Rouge" (Music Video)
XVI - Exiled From light - "There is no beauty left here..." (Promo Video)
XVII - The Foetal Mind - "The Grand Contraction" (Promo Video)

XVIII - "The Origin of Values" Essay by: N. Skog
XIX - "The Bleak House" Short story by: Vultyrous
XX - "Nji taaevaasti vortaa est flaami" by: Njiqahdda

Over the past year, Hypnotic Dirge Records has evolved to become a more metal-based record label with less ambient artists on its roster, and more metal-based releases on the way. (see: netra, The Foetal Mind, Funeral Fornication, Neige et Noirceur, etc.) and this compilation is also an indication on the evolution of Hypnotic Dirge Records.

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Funeral In Heaven Posts New Song Online

Funeral In Heaven has posted the news song "Bandhana (Gatahaththey Kathaa Wasthuwa)" on their MySpace player. The new song is off the upcoming HYPNOTIC DIRGE RECORDS compilation, due out on November 7, 2010.

The final version of the song will appear on the upcoming split release with Plecto Aliquem Capite on Dunkelheit Productions this year, along with one more contribution track for the release.

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"Astral Mantras of Dyslexia" Split EP Announced

Sri Lankan black metal band Funeral In Heaven recently announced their upcoming split release with Plecto Aliquem Capite. The split is entitled "Astral Mantras of Dyslexia." The track listing, artwork and release details will be revealed shortly.

Plecto Aliquem Capite recently released a free two-track EP entitled "As The Sane Crumbles."

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Sri Lanka's P.A.C. Releases "As The Sane Crumble"

Sri Lanka's Experimental/Noise/Black Metallers Plecto Aliquem Capite have returned once again with a brand new 2 track EP aptly titled "As The Sane Crumbles." The band has decided to make the EP which is hosted by Ziekte Records and Hypnotic Dirge Records, available to all for free download on the internet. Download the EP here.

In other news, frontman Buddhika of the three-piece project, issued an update regarding the release and future collaborations, etc.


"Its been a while since any of the band members brought up anything about the band but this project is far from over. but Plecto Aliquem Capite is not dead!!!!

"An ep titled 'As the Sane Crumble' has been completed with yours truly on vocals,Kasun on drums and harp and Pravin on Guitars, this features two new tracks which are, Cemetery of the Deep and Disembowelment which we performed live at RockStorm 2009 in Kandy. The ep will be released online via our record lable - Zeikte-Nl in the near future.

"However the split with Yhdarl finally saw the bleak reality of day thanks to the lable and is now available for four euros at thier website. Make of that what you will...

"Stoned Guru Ramblings has also been completed, and is set to be released as a split ep with Hela Black Metallers Funeral In Heaven.

"The release of the video to Moses seems very unlikely as neither of us can spend time or exert the energy to edit it.

"On a more personal note, I would like to say that I was out of the scene just to sort shit out with my life and Im still in the process of doing that, but I never forgot to sit back and watch the drama unfold in the metal scene, heck at times I felt really privileged when I got to know that there was a lot of shit about me eventhough I wasnt directly involved with the metal scene for a while :P Thank you for including me in your little episodes and all that. (I Just couldnt resist saying that)

"Lets draw our attention to PAC again because that is the main purpose for this,There will be a lineup change in the near future, and the new line up would comprise of me on vocals and Lyrics,Kasun on Drums,Violin and the occasional strumming of the guitar and any other stringed instrument we can find in the studio.Roshan a.k.a Pitta from PLNS,Raven06 and MDR on Guitar and Sanka on Vocals and Violin

"Expect some more disturbing music from PAC, I would love to tell you what it sounds like in advance but I sincerely don`t know myself.

"Last but not least I wish to extend my heartiest wishes to Pravin whos been fucking up the minds of people with PAC since we started, he will be leaving for higher education so all the very best!

"Cheers, Buddhi."

Visit the bands' Myspace page here

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Funeral In Heaven Posts Acoustic Gig Teaser Video

A teaser video for Hela black metal band FUNERAL IN HEAVEN's upcoming acoustic gig has been posted online and is viewable below. The band talks about the upcoming acoustic event and performs the acoustic version of "The Winds of Uva." The event is scheduled to happen at #29, Maitland Cresent, Colombo, on the 3rd of July 2010, at 6pm.

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Funeral In Heaven Releases Free Live EP

Sri Lankan black metal band Funeral In Heaven has released a live EP, entitled "Shaanthikarma," for free download. The EP consists of a few recordings from Rise and Assault festival caught on tape by AWN Radio and mastered at Wela Madha Studios by Visharadha Nawarathne.

The band's first studio 7" EP, "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha," was released through Legions of Death Records titled. The band is currently in the process of laying the finishing touches on their latest songs and will be commencing recordings for their debut full-length album soon.

In other band news, FUNERAL IN HEAVEN has been invited to perform at an acoustic gig, and will be making the most of the opportunity to expose the classical side of the project. The event is scheduled to happen at #29, Maitland Cresent, Colombo, on the 3rd of July 2010, at 6pm.

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Funeral In Heaven Videos From Rise and Assault

High quality footage of Sri Lankan hella metal band Funeral In Heaven performing at Rise and Assault has been posted online. Check out the live performance videos of "Colors of Bhimpalaasri" and "ABHAAWAYA (The Origins of Evil)" below.


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Official "Arise" Documentary Trailer Posted Online

The official trailer for "Arise," the first ever Sri Lankan anthological metal music documentary showcasing the music, the lives, and the reasons behind some of the best raw underground talents from the Sri Lankan metal music scene, has been posted online. The film revolves around four underground metal bands from the local music scene taking an in-depth look into to their art as well as their ideologies and life ambitions. Check out the trailer below:

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Funeral In Heaven Posts New Video Online

Funeral In Heaven has posted a music video for their song "Udbhawaya" (The Malediction of Veracity) 2010. The song is off their upcoming EP, "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha," which is scheduled to be released earlier next year.

The footage and photos compiled on this video were entirely found on the World Wide Web and the video is not for commercial use, but for awareness purposes only.

"Footage of live atrocities are of the work of the terrorist organization, the LTTE, who are to blame for thousands of civilian casualties, mass murders, and who are the ones DIRECTLY responsible for fueling racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, creating an imaginary war against Sinhalese and Tamil people," states the band. "D.H.S.P.S. is a personal dedication to Commander Lalith Prasanna Edirisinghe, Nero and all of the 8 members of the D.S.Senanayake College Baseball team who lost their lives to a senseless suicide bomb attack by the Terrorist organization, L.T.T.E."

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Funeral In Heaven Posts Two New Songs Online

Sri Lankan black metal band Funeral In Heaven has posted two new pre-production songs from their new album "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha" recording sessions online on their MySpace player. Here's the update from the band:

"The past couple of weeks indeed have been hectic as you all know, 4 months back we made a decision to take a step back from live performances and spend a little more time in the studio, recording our compositions onto physical form.

"For the past few weeks, we have been doing just that and we have finally completed recording two of our latest compositions at Wela Madha Studios, Pannipitiya.

"And as promised, the two tracks have been uploaded onto our Myspace player. Please not that these are NOT the final products and also the fact that these songs had to be ripped to a Bit Rate of 96, to fit Myspace's 'files under 6mb' rule.

"The two tracks; "The Origins of Evil: Abhawaya" and "The Malediction of Veracity: Udhbhawaya/Punarbhawaya" is a dedication to all who, in the name of Mother Lanka, battled in the north, and to all those who didn't make it back.

"Our heartfelt gratitude to all who aided us with the recording process and all who have stuck with us through thick and thin. You all know who you are."

The release date for "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha" will be announced soon.

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Sixth Episode of The Flaming Skull Podcast Online

Once again India's India's first and only enhanced podcast "The Flaming Skull Podcast" releases it's 6th episode, which in fact is a special episode according to the metalheads behind this Podcast.

Malcolm Soans and Roydon Bangera commented - "We talk about ‘the global village’ everyday. But the question we ask here is do we know our neighbours? Today, we want to talk about our sub-continent- India and our neighbours. Like any nice neighbourhood we get friendly, we get hostile but that’s all in a day’s work. We are in every sense next door to every country around us and we were thinking…just thinking..May be its time we get to know our neighbours better and we should start the initiative to that.

The flaming skull podcast is a download-able radio show dedicated to the promotion of metal bands. TFS is just any other form of entertainment media, but in our path we ended up finding our cause. To be honest, TFS never started out thinking beyond spreading good Metal. But as we did that we started realizing that there is more to our sub-continent then what we thought. In the past few months, as we spoke to many metal bands from the Indian sub-continent. We realized we DESERVE a sense of oneness which can in turn support the talent we have. And we cannot be waiting for that to be bestowed upon us. We needed to find our means to achieve that, than wait for it to be given to us. This came to us gradually as through 5 episodes we slowly got to know ‘our neighbors’. Music is a language that has no boundaries, as cliché as it is to quote that we know it is true. Metal genres are no exception to that. We can and we should use it to set aside other boundaries that pull us back.

With the 6th episode of TFS coming out this Saturday we thought we should take this further. On this episode will be featured bands from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan and India. This initiative is not just to vouch for good metal, but to extend our hands out to our brothers and support them. Our medium is metal, we bond over it we respect each other through it and will grow with it to recognize our artist as one’s with an distinct identity.

Global unification, as defined by many people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, and you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world. Why? Simply because having it does not imply we are using it well. We are TRYING to work on this. We are not here for meaningless propaganda, we have a aim in mind which we wanted to share with you. So if you can do tune into the 6th episode of The flaming skull podcast at http://tfspodcast.blogspot.com/ on 26th of September. Support the metal scene, Support your sub-continent.

Destroy our countries borders for we are one, together we stand as the united metal nations"

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Sri Lankan Heavy Metal Documentary Trailer Online

CMB Pictures and DKM Studios proudly present "ARISE"; the first ever Sri Lankan anthological metal music documentary showcases the music, the lives and the reasons behind some of the best raw underground talents from the Sri Lankan metal music scene.

The film which revolves around several underground metal bands from the local music scene takes on an investigative journey in to their art as well as their ideologies and life ambitions.

"ARISE" is currently passing its production stage and the directors are hastily putting up the material which suggest that the film will be ready for release before the middle of this year. The documentary features in depths interviews with bands such as Funeral In Heaven, Fallen Grace and Cannabis.

"ARISE: The Music. The Life. The Reason" DVD is set to be distributed through Hela Distributions (Sri Lanka), later this year.

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Funeral In Heaven Announces New EP Details

Sri Lankan "hela" black metal band Funeral In Heaven has revealed the track listing of their upcoming EP, "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha," which roughly translates to "The Miracles of Destiny and Luxeries of the Life After Life." The EP s set to be released via Legion Of Death Records, France. So far, art work and recordings are still in the process of being completed. This EP will be released as a 7" gatefold vinyl format.

Here is the tracklisting for "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha":

1. The Origins Of Evil: i) Udhbhawaya, ii) Abhawaya
2. The Malediction of Veracity: Punarbhawaya

In other news, the band recently had their logo redesigned by Christophe Szpajdel, the mastermind of the logo's of legedary bands such as EMPEROR, BORKNAGAR, KAMPFAR, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, ALTAR OF PLAGUES , ENTHRONED. You can view the new logo here.

Szpajdel commented: "This is the very frst time I work with a band from Sri Lanka and I developped for the first time the SANSKRIT aspect of the culture. This logo will undergo minor alteration by the band itself and shall ornate the cover of their extremely long awaited album. Expect a milestone in the scene like it has been the case of THE FIRSTBORN from Portugal...FUNERAL IN HEAVEN is set to be a UNIQUE GEM in the whole scene, giving me the opportunity to make full use of sanskrit type fnts, created by myself but strongly inspired by sacred verses and parchments found in Sri Lanka....This logo is something i consider as a MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT in my career....and check this band, set to be one of the most original alongside with THE FIRST BORN....a gem is coming soon...don't miss it!"

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Tantrum Posts New Update Online

Javeen Soysa of Sri Lankan Thrash Metal band Tantrum has issued the following update.

"Greetings \m/

With all the controversy surrounding us after myself & Tharaka officially joining Stigmata I'm sure many of you have a lot of questions. Avoiding getting into much detail, bottom line being Tantrum has not disbanded & as far as we see it definitely not in the next years to come, that’s right “years!’ Haven’t been around in awhile??? Yes true, as we have been trying to figure out ways to record our full length album & working on new tunes & jamming with new guitarist Malinda & getting our selves fit for the job. So friends, fans, peers, lovers & haters! Hope we clarified the rumors going around.

With that thought we got some new stuff to show you & a few gigs lined up.

Tantrum will be organizing a show celebrating 5 years in the music scene in Sri Lanka, on the 21st June @ the Keg (Excel World) along with Funeral In Heaven, Merlock, LOA & Forsaken. Check back for more details SOON.

Cheers & Metal all the way!!"

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