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Funeral




Norway - Active.

Description

Funeral Doom, Gothic/Doom

Funeral was one of the pioneers of 'Funeral Doom Metal', combining deep male grunts and ultra slow Death/Doom with classical guitars, Gregorian chants (on Tristesse), as well as angelic female vocals (on Tragedies). On In Fields of Pestilent Grief, the music is more aggressive and accessible, with operatic female singing on lead. Later works see a development to mellow Gothic Doom with clean male vocals and orchestral arrangements. Altogether, their discography consists of very depressing, yet melodic, Doom which could be comparable to bands like My Dying Bride, Ava Inferi, and Mournful Congregation.

Discography

Tristesse1993NoneDemo
Tristesse1994Wild RagsMcd
Beyond All Sunsets1995NoneDemo
Tragedies1995Arctic SerenadesCD
To Mourn is a Virtue1997NoneDemo
The Passion Play1999NoneDemo
In Fields of Pestilent Grief2002Nocturnal MusicCD
From These Wounds2006TabuCD
To Mourn Is A Virtue2011Solitude ProductionsCD
Oratorium2012Grau RecordsCD
In Fields Of Pestilent Grief (Reissue)2015Solitude ProductionsCD

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Tristesse (1994)
Tragedies (1995)
In Fields of Pestilent Grief (2002)
From These Wounds (2006)
To Mourn Is A Virtue (2011)
Oratorium (2012)
In Fields Of Pestilent Grief (Reissue) (2015)

Interviews

Interview with Funeral (2003-02-09).
Interview with Funeral (2010-11-17).
Interview with Funeral (2018-04-22).

Misc

Band member Einar Fredriksen unfortunately ended his own life on January 10th, 2003. Einar was also involved in the band Paradigma. Christian Loos also died in his home the 28th of October 2006.
The only remaining founding member, drummer Anders Eek, used to have an Extreme Doom project called Fallen in which Christian Loos and Kjetil Ottersen also played.

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