Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nothing replaces true passion.

In the music industry, there are always the bands that come and go. This fad will always be an issue within the realms of underground and even main stream music. So what bands have the potential to go on and have successful run at creating the art that is music? What is considered a successful run? For me, I feel that it must be the longevity combined with constant creativity that makes a band successful. The constant progression of a band and their sound is absolutely vital in order to maintain a well oiled machine. What most bands are not understand now a days is that success is not measured on how many kids will mosh at your show, or how much merch you sell. But is measured on how many kids actually "listen" to your music!

With all that being said, we hope that some of you actually listen to music. Not for the cool factor or the most factor. We hope the art will outlive the current times of metal and hardcore, because this is a very dark time.

the funeral pyre

Thursday, April 3, 2008

We put up a new song! Finally....

Here is the official press release for this little snid bit of news....

THE FUNERAL PYRE debuts new music from forthcoming album
Los Angeles’THE FUNERAL PYRE has posted a track from the band’s forthcoming record, Wounds, online at the band’s MySpace page, entitled "Black Earth.
" Scheduled for a May 27 release through Prosthetic Records, Wounds is the follow-up to 2006’s The Nature of Betrayal, which saw an early 2007 re-release through a distribution deal with Creator Destructor Records.

Recorded in February and March with producer John Haddad (Intronaut, Eyes of Fire, Abysmal Dawn), Wounds was mixed by metal legend Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead) and mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Converge, Municipal Waste).
Having most recently completed a West Coast tour with Book of Black Earth, THE FUNERAL PYRE is slated to be part of Los Angeles Murderfest alongside Converge, Baroness, The Red Chord, Genghis Tron April 18 and will be embarking on a CD release-based tour in May and June throughout the United States.
Booking inquiries for TBA dates can be directed to the band’s MySpace page.

4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)

(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – The Kingdom of Doom
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
5/29 Tulsa, OK – Under The Mooch
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – Red 7
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – The Compound
6/05 El Paso, TX – Corona
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – Bucklin Park
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Stateline, NV – Tahoe Underground
6/10 Portland, OR – Rotture (Joe Preston’s Mancampus)
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 San Francisco, CA – Annie’s Social Club
6/13 Fresno, CA – The Exit