Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Something to talk about - New Releases from good bands

Recently, for some reason, there's been an influx of good music. There are times when I feel like nothing good has come out forever. But recently, I'm kind of happy with what's been going on. Here's a run down of what I suggest buying. I'm not going to give you examples of why, just go and check it out for yourself.

1. Behexen - My Soul For His Glory
2. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
3. Landmine Marathon - Rusted Eyes Awake
4. Misery Index - Traitors

That's really all I can think of at the moment, I know that there are more things I can recommend my brain is just being a bastard right now. Why don't you recommend us something to listen to?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

December EP pushed back...

Only because we procrastinate, we won't be releasing the "December" ep this year like we had planned. Instead, look for a March, 09' release via Creator Destructor. The first run will be only 500 copies printed. I'm not sure at this point if there will be a second run. So please be patient with us. I know most of you won't even bother to purchase this, but for those of you who actually do spend time on music buy purchasing records, cds, 7"s and what not, we appreciate it. So yes, March looks like the approximate time. We'll have cover art solidified soon, I promise. Even maybe a preorder will go up.

We also have just about all of the dates with Early Graves booked, so if we're coming to your neck of the woods please come out and share the moment with us. We would really enjoy that. Since that's all this is right? Just a series of moments. Beware of Manifest Blasphemy and be sure to welcome hell into your life.

Get some,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Some items worth purchasing.

A long time ago there was a magical record store that existed in a nearby city where we, The Funeral Pyre grew up. This record store, in it's hey day, was on top of the game. It had every kind of new metal/black metal/punk/grind/death metal and even indie rock band you could ever want! Tons of new releases, knowledgeable staff, fliers for shows. Oh it was a grand ol' time. When music was music, and shows were shows. But as we grew up and as we kept on frequenting this store, our music tastes constantly grew. At the end of the day though, there are 3 records that really stuck with me over my 12 years of attending that store.

1) Dawn - Slaughtersun
The almighty Dawn. So essential to Swedish black metal and metal in general. This band is probably one of the biggest influences for us. If you can find this record, I highly suggest you pick it up. 9-10 minute epic songs of pure Swedish black metal. Amazing.

2) In Aeternum - The Pestilent Plague
God damn this record is amazing. I remember, I was in high school at the time, and I went down to the record store and was just browsing. I was at the black/death metal section when from behind the counter came an employee, whom we knew each other by recognition, but not really by names and he points out this record and literally made me buy it. I'm glad he did cause this is a record i still play at least 5 times a week. Such a great Swedish death record. God damn.

3) Crescent - By The Roads And Fields
On a total non-metal tip, Crescents stunning record "By The Roads And Fields" is a lo-fi, incredible indie record. Tons of emotion is in this, not in a whiny way either, this is more depressing and was most definitely recorded on a tape player or reel to reel. It's fucking beautiful.

I wish that record stores were still around the same way they used to be. But times have changed. It's quite a bummer considering how much I used to learn about music just by going to the store. I guess this next generation will never get to know what it's like. Sucks for you guys, but you know, just keep downloading, I'm sure things will get better.

In Time,

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Contrary to popular belief...

Here's the tour flier for the Manifest Blasphemy tour with Early Graves. This will be our last outing for the year, then we will focus on finishing the "December" ep.

I want to say thank you to the people who have supported us for the past 7 almost 8 years. It honestly does mean a lot. I know that sometimes when we play we look like the biggest assholes on earth, but it's all in good fun and to get people talking really. I don't need to mention any names or anything, but if you've supported us at any time, then we honestly thank you. Hope to see you out at these last shows for the year.

In Time,
The Funeral Pyre

Friday, October 3, 2008

Interview that was interesting

Today while in the lavatory, I was catching up on some reading that I may have missed out on. Low and behold, I found a Melvins interview with the magazine Alarm (www.alarmpress.com). There's an awesome interview with the always intriguing Buzz. You should go check it out as I enjoyed myself a read, not to mention they interview Cursed and Boris. Good times. Here's the cover.


Here's a recent playlist as well, maybe you'll check out some of this music?

Carved In Stone - Hear The Voice
Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Yes - Classic Yes
Book Of Black Earth - Horoskopus

Be sure to check out the dates with Early Graves. They're almost complete.

In Time.
The Eff Pyre