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Sri Lankan Black Metal Band Funeral In Heaven Posts New Single and Video Online

Sri Lankan black metal band Funeral In Heaven has released a new single and fan video.

"Janaani Janmabhumisca Svargadapi Gariyasi" is a narration inspired by the famous "Vijitha Pura Satana" (Duttagamini(161-137 BC)-Elara war) and dedicated to the 10 of the greatest warriors in Sri Lankan history; Nandhimitra, Suranimala, Bharana, Mahasona, Theraputtabhya, Gotahbaya, Gotaimbara, Vasabha, Velusumana and Phussadeva. This is also the slowest of the band's compositions so far, which also lyrically carries Sanskrit text. This track is one of the many chapters from the concept debut album, which is focused on primarily the war, The ambiances conjured were under a specific theme and concept, the commencement and ending of the great "Vijitha Pura Satana." Soundscapes have been used according to the authentic chronicle, e.g. The "chatura?ga senawa" which literally translates to the four divisions of the army, "ath, as, riya, paabala" (elephants, infantry, chariots, cavalry).

The track is available for listening and download at the band's MySpace page.

Amila Galapaththi has put together a video of Funeral In Heaven's live performance of "The Winds Of Uva" at SN/CN along with a couple of other animated and photographs with the purpose of emphasizing the message of the song.

The band comments on the video: "This video was completely edited by Amila and he indeed has done a great fucking job on it! We of Funeral In Heaven are euphoric about the connection which is visible here between the listener/fan and the band. The visual images and graphics he has used to emphasize his own version of the picture he drew for himself inspired by the lyrics, music and theme are just fucking amazing. Every single image he has used (cheesy or non we don't care) symbolizes his own thoughts which almost completely resembles our own, when we created this song."

This release is a complete dedication to Amila Galapaththi.

The song is in memory of:

Keppetipola, the former Dissawe of Uva
Godagedara, former Adikaram of Uva
Ketakala Mohottala of Uva
Maha Betmerala of Kataragama in Uva
Kuda Betmerala of Kataragama in Uva
Palagolla Mohottala of Uva
Passerewatte Vidane of Uva
Kiwulegedera Mohottala of Walapane
Yalagommey Mohotalla of Walapane
Kohukumbure Rate Rala of Wellassa
Kohukumbura Walauwe Mohottala of Wellassa
Bootawe Rate Rala of Wellassa
Kohukumbura Gahawela Rate Rala of Wellassa
Maha Badullegammene Rate Rala of Wellassa
Bulupitiye Mohottala of Wellassa
Palley Malheyae Gametirale of Wellassa

The video can be viewed below.

Funeral In Heaven was concieved in 2003 and hail from Colombo, Sri Lanka, are known as the initiators of the genre "Hela Black Metal."

The current Funeral In Heaven line-up consist of:

Chathuranga Fonseka - Vocals/Lyrics/Concepts
Dimuthu "Dimmu" Fernando - Bass Guitar
Rogger Schales - Guitar/Compositions
Ayesh Perera - Guitar/Compositions
Joseph DeAlwis (Ravenplague/Narcissus) - Session Guitar/Compositions
Shamika Makalanda - Session Guitar
Kasun Nawarathna - Session Drums

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1. krisantha writes:

good to know that some remember...

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jenny writes:

The excessive blinking footage in the beginning of the video bothered me a bit. The song starts slowly, thus, the footage must match the rhythm. It must progress to give a sense of "build up." In some parts it matched very well and I liked it, but in some parts it just got tiresome to have that effect. Again, the view must become one with the rhythm.

Other than that small detail, I actually liked the video.

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3. Jenny writes:

Cool song too!

# Feb 17, 2009 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dhananjaya writes:

\m/\m/

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Aphrodite writes:

one of the most unique songs ive heard. i love the way the some progresses and how the music reaches its climax, chathuranga's voice adds in a boost of power to the song. well done guys! a track to be proud of! cant wait to hear more form ur band. \m/

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Rakitha writes:

Faaaarking awesum brothers..we are with you'll all the fukin way!! hails fih! ;) \\\m///

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. naveen writes:

yeah.. ma brothers...!!! you'll are my f***ing blood... keep up the good work \m/ \m/ 666

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Mordecai writes:

Ado ela bung Nice going brothers

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. udeRox writes:

awesum awesum
tells about unique Sri Lanakan history
proud u guys
keep doing
good luckkkkkk

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Himmy writes:

Hali SRI LANKAN fuking Black MEtal.... u guys r awsm.... fukin keep them cming ....

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. arya writes:

brilliant...you guys rock! \m/

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Athif writes:

This is just but a glimpse of the seriousness of the metal scene in Sri Lanka. Soon, the island will become the breeding ground for serious metal acts like Funeral in Heaven and these guys will take the international scene by storm. We are proud of you brothers!!Hail Hela Black Metal!!\m/

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Naz writes:

Awesome track! love EVERYTHING about it right from the beginning to the end! Keep it coming ,all hail FIH!!

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Malkah Hayyat al-Gaheem writes:

Good to know I'm no longer the only one here on MU who knows about Funeral in Heaven. I'm friends with the frontman Chathuranga, as well as Ayesh's little sister.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Malkah Hayyat al-Gaheem writes:

(And yes, I'm SBM/Azazel_begoten/Christf***er/Bind.Torture.Kill/Whatever other names I've used here...Told you I'd change it again.)

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SLIPKNUT writes:

Hails to Sri Lankan Extreme Metal! good luck Funeral url have done well. Congrats from the Rock.LK crew. cheers.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Rav writes:

Its great to see you guys get the attention you'll deserve. Brilliant work and concept for the song.

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 12:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Gambit writes:

One of the best black metal tracks Ive heard... cant wait to here more from u guys... really gripping video too ... some brilliant work here

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 4:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. mackie writes:

the video really gave me the idea behind the song... awesome stuff guys ... rock on... \m/

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 5:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Pariah Demise writes:

This is great, Keep it up. Hails to Sri Lankan Black Metal.

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Theri writes:

Absolutely fantastic. One of the best i've heard from the Sl metal scene and the video is brilliant.

# Feb 19, 2009 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. LORD DEAD writes:

awsme bro's awsme...... jst keep it up!!! hails to SLBM!!!

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23. fucked writes:

f*** yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! f*** yeah!! awesome!! \m/ hail SLBM!! \m/

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