FUNERARY Premiere Bleak New Video via Noisey; Announce Details For Cassette Release and Tour Dates

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014

Funerary will release their debut album Starless Aeon on August 12th via Midnite Collective. The album will be available digitally as well as 50 limited-edition cassette tapes. Noisey premiered the track “Atonement/Beneath The Veil” last week, and you can now watch the video below. It’s a fifteen minute track that presents the same type of sprawling, bleak doom that I like so much and if this is an indication of what’s to come I’m ready to dive into the rest of the album. Additional details are below.

NOISEY is exclusively streaming Funerary’s 15-minute, bleak new video for “Atonement/Beneath The Veil” today. They say:

“Wouldn’t dying in the shower suck? You slip, thump your head against the porcelain, and take your leave of the universe. Super pointless, too quick, you can’t really do anything except yelp or flail, and no one will discover you’re out for a while. Funerary’s “Atonement/Beneath The Black Veil” would probably be too grand of a soundtrack for such a death. This new video shows a journey into the abyss after some sort of shower death, and potentially what that abyss looks like. The band remains enveloped in mystery, like every bleak doom-meets-dark-ambient band probably should. The track is a cosmic march through the null, hitting you with parts both bleak and majestic. Funerary shows you a light at the end of the tunnel, snuffs it out, relights and repeats.”

Spend some dark time alone with Funerary HERE.

Formed in early 2013, FUNERARY came to pass by the adherence of five souls looking to coagulate in depression, grief, and anger. Finding solace in dwindling light, the band creates a musical presence that is powerful and progressive in the realm of doom metal by combining what can only be described as cosmic, transcending songs ridden with despair and indignity. They pull listeners outside of their physical being with this bleak, barren songwriting accompanied with segues of sheer tranquility and peace. With eyes set upon the starry horizon, the band carries forward on a journey of enlightenment and excellence with touring, festival and recording plans already in motion.

Having played alongside bands such as Samothrace, Lycus, Ash Borer, Hell, Amarok, SubRosa, and many others, FUNERARY have distinguished themselves unique among colleagues and audiences alike. Drafted in 2013 for the first iteration of Midnite Communion as well as Southwest Terror Fest II, the band is continued to be met with offers prior to even releasing their debut album Starless Aeon. Set for a late Summer release on tape via Midnite Concoctions, the band will be touring into Oakland’s Deadfest where they will spend a weekend recording a new single with Greg Wilkinson (Earhammer Studios).

Funerary’s debut album, Starless Aeon, will be unleashed on August 12th in both digital and cassette form via Midnite Collective.


Pressing info:
-50 limited-edition, numbered cassettes
-This cassette tape package includes one black, metallic-silver imprinted tape enclosed in a black velvet pouch, a black 6″ ritual candle, a 12 x 12 poster of album artwork by Jas Helena (black on gray parchment), all enclosed in an onyx stardream 6 x 6 box with their Starless Aeon sigil stamped on top in metallic silver ink.

Preorders for Starless Aeon cassettes are live at Midnite Collective’s webstore here.


Catch Funerary LIVE:

8/13 – San Bernardino @ Black Flame Collective w/ Harassor, Trapped Within Burning Machinery
8/14 – Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ Amarok, Usnea, Fórn
8/16 – Oakland, CA @ Deadfest w/ Noothgrush, Usnea, Fórn & More
8/18 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar w/ Bell Witch, Ephemeros, Ancient Altar



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