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6/8/2010

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3/20/2007
 
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The Funeral Pyre Announce Summer Tour Dates
May 21, 2010
Los Angeles based black metallers, The Funeral Pyre, whose new album, 'Vultures At Dawn', hits the streets on June 8, have announced summer tour plans with their good friends, Early Graves. There are still some holes in the routing, so if you are able to help the band out, please email them at thefuneralpyreisdead@gmail.com.

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w/ Early Graves:
6/04 - CYC - Fresno, CA
6/05 - The Blvd - Boyle Heights CA
6/25 - The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
6/26 - Yayo's - Tucson, AZ
6/27 - TBA - Phoenix, AZ
6/28 - Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ (w/ Landmine Marathon)
6/29 - TBA - Albuquerque, NM
6/30 - Zen Miester Bar - El Paso, TX
7/01 - Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
7/02 - Zombies!!! Time - San Antonio, TX
7/03 - TBA - Austin, TX
7/05 - TBA
7/06 - The Black House - Nashville, TN
7/07 - Skull Alley - Louisville, KY
7/08 - TBA - Cincinnati, OH
7/09 - Carabar - Columbus, OH
7/10 - TBA - Cleveland, OH
7/11 - TBA - Syracuse, NY
7/12 - TBA - VT
7/13 - Dover Brick House - Dover, NH
7/14 - Anchors Up - Haverhill, MA
7/15 Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
7/16 - TBA - MA
7/17 - The Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
7/18 - Belvedere's - Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 - TBA - Indianapolis, IN
7/20 - TBA - Chicago, IL
7/21 - FUBAR - St. Louis, MO
7/22 - TBA - Kansas City, MO
7/23 - The Manor - Lincoln, NE
7/24 - Blastomat - Denver, CO
7/25 - Ernie November - Cheyenne, WY
7/26 - TBA - Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 - Brawl Studios - Garden City, ID
7/28 - TBA - Spokane, WA
7/29 - The Morgue - Seattle, WA
7/30 - TBA - Tacoma, WA
7/31 - Plan B - Portland, OR
8/01 - TBA - Eugene, OR
8/02 - TBA - San Francisco, CA
 
 
 
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The Funeral Pyre Unveil 'Vultures At Dawn' Album Art
April 21, 2010
Los Angeles black metallers, The Funeral Pyre have unveiled the cover of their forthcoming album, 'Vultures At Dawn', due June 8, 2010 on Prosthetic Records. Artist Justin Barlett, who did the cover for the band's 2008 release, 'Wounds', as well as art for Trap Them and Sun0))) among others, is responsible for the layout. The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering.

Vocalist John Strachan commented on the artwork: "We asked Justin Bartlett to handle the artwork once again because we felt with the record title and direction of the record, that he could portray the ideas visually. He has done a brilliant job."

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will be announcing summer dates with Early Graves, as well as information on the band's CD release show, shortly. The band just returned from a week on the West coast, playing some dates with Early Graves and playing four of Light This City's final shows. In March, they made a trip to Texas and back with Landmine Marathon which included Prosthetic's South By Southwest showcase on March 17th in Austin and a Brooklyn Vegan SxSW day party at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza.
 
 
 
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The Funeral Pyre Comment On Final Light This City Dates
April 13, 2010
Los Angeles black metallers, The Funeral Pyre just completed a week of west coast shows, which started with their friends, Early Graves and met up with former label mates, Light This City for four of their final five farewell shows. (Light This City played their very last show last night in Orangevale CA). As previously announced, The Funeral Pyre will release their new album, 'Vultures At Dawn', on June 8, 2010 via Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album's artwork.

Vocalist John Strachan commented on the shows: "It was a great time playing the final Light This City shows. It's sad to say that's finally over, but we're glad we were a part of it. Good luck to all of them. We are also heading out on a summer tour with our friends in Early Graves."

Summer dates with Early Graves, as well as information on the band's CD release show will be announced shortly. The band, no stranger to the DIY metal scene with several US tours under their belt, played a batch of dates to Texas and back in mid March with Landmine Marathon, which included Prosthetic's South By Southwest showcase on March 17th in Austin and a Brooklyn Vegan SxSW day party at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza.
 
 
 
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The Funeral Pyre Announce Release Date For New Album
April 7, 2010
Los Angeles-based, The Funeral Pyre have announced June 8, 2010 as the release date for their new album, 'Vultures At Dawn', the follow up to their 2008 album, 'Wounds'. 'Vultures At Dawn', was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett (Trap Them, Sunn0))), Intronaut) is handling the album's artwork.

The band commented, on the sound of the new record: "On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us."

The Funeral Pyre, has a run of west coast shows that started last night with Early Graves, who they'll do two shows with, before meeting up with former label-mates, Light This City on their farewell run of shows. The band, no stranger to the DIY metal scene with several US tours under their belt, just completed a batch of dates to Texas and back with Landmine Marathon, which included Prosthetic's South By Southwest showcase on March 17th in Austin and a Brooklyn Vegan SxSW day party at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza.

The Funeral Pyre tour dates:
4/07 - Whiskey Dick's - Lake Tahoe, CA (w/ Early Graves)

w/ Light This City:
4/08 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
4/09 - The CYC - Fresno, CA
4/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
4/11 - The Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
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The Funeral Pyre Complete New Album, Announce Title
April 1, 2010
Los Angeles-based black metal band, The Funeral Pyre has completed the follow up to their 2008 album, 'Wounds'. The new album, entitled 'Vultures At Dawn', was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artwork for the album is being handled by Justin Barlett, known for his work with bands such as Trap Them, Intronaut and Sunn0))) and more. 'Vultures At Dawn' will hit the streets in late spring.

The band commented, on the sound of the new record: "On this record we stepped out of our comfort zone and tried to create better songs, never focusing on what style of metal it actually is. Just writing the songs was most important to us."

No strangers to the DIY metal circuit, having multiple US tours under their belt, The Funeral Pyre, has a run of dates next week on the west coast; two with Early Graves and four with Light This City on their farewell run. The band also just completed a batch of dates to Texas and back with Landmine Marathon, which included Prosthetic's South By Southwest showcase on March 17th in Austin and a Brooklyn Vegan SxSW day party at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza. Check out some live pictures of the band at the Prosthetic showcase, here at Brooklyn Vegan.

Their upcoming dates are:
4/06 - Ryan's Saloon - Reno, NV (w/ Early Graves)
4/07 - Whiskey Dick's - Lake Tahoe, CA (w/ Early Graves)
4/08 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA (w/ Light This City)
4/09 - The CYC - Fresno, CA (w/ Light This City)
4/10 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA (w/ Light This City)
4/11 - The Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA (w/ Light This City)
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: La Habra, CA
MEMBERS:
John � Vocals
James � Guitar
Justin - Guitar
Alex � Drums
Daniella � Keyboards
Adam � Bass

Channeling melodic death metal and Norwegian black metal alike, Los Angeles� THE FUNERAL PYRE takes on the two legendary genres in what has to be billed as a welcome addition to LA�s crowded extreme music scene. Locking in over 100 shows throughout 2006 alone in support of the band�s second full-length, The Nature of Betrayal, THE FUNERAL PYRE is down and dirty, do-it-yourself metal for the common man. Mixing haunting Swedish-style melody with grim blackened vocals and swirling, ethereal keyboards, THE FUNERAL PYRE might best be described as a modern conglomeration of black and death metal.

Already garnering praise from a handful of metal internet press outlets, The Nature of Betrayal sees THE FUNERAL PYRE continue striding forward with the band�s continually evolving, yet both grim and melodic, hybrid of sounds. With years of experience and heaps of touring already under the band�s collective belt, THE FUNERAL PYRE�s sound and songwriting far exceeds the band�s young age.

Forming in Southern California in 2001, THE FUNERAL PYRE has already cut its teeth and amassed an underground following through a string of self-booked national and west coast tours, shows alongside bands as far and wide as Trivium, 3 Inches of Blood, Suffocation and Vader among others, and a string of demos and independent releases prior to hooking up with Bay Area indie metal label Creator Destructor Records in 2006.

Recorded at Ulug studios in Costa Mesa, Calif. and featuring minimalistic yet engaging artwork from Ben West Design, The Nature of Betrayal marks a departure for THE FUNERAL PYRE, seeing the band hook up with Prosthetic Records in a licensing deal through Creator Destructor. Now with international and domestic distribution alike and a bigger label�s backing, the band with self-described DIY punk rock roots hopes to continue inching forward toward the extreme music limelight yet stay grounded with continued relentless touring in support of The Nature of Betrayal.