Season of Mist have announced the signing of Norwegian doom metal formation FUNERAL. The band will release their new album next year via the label. More details will be announced at a later moment.
FUNERAL comments: “We are pleased to become a part of the Season of Mist roster. 2020-2021 sees the worldwide release of our new dirges of funeral-doom, filled with crushing doom-laden riffs, massive orchestra, and Norwegian lyrics with a conceptual theme.”
Doom metal formation FUNERAL are known as one of the pioneers of the funeral doom genre. Formed in Norway in 1991 by Anders Eek, the band released their first Tristesse in 1993. This offering supposedly won them the title of ‘most depressing band in the world’.
Going for a more symphonic sound, the doom metal band asked vocalist Toril Snyen to join and they released another demo Beyond All Sunsets (1994) and the debut full-length Tragedies (1995). Over the years, there were various line-up changes and the group changed vocalists several times. Tragedy struck in 2003 and FUNERAL took a hiatus for the rest of the year after the loss of bassist / songwriter Einar Frederiksen. Only a few months before their return, the band took another hit when guitarist Christian Loos passed away, who was then replaced by Mats Lerberg. From These Wounds was released in 2006, an album that was marked by a period of pain, loss and woe.
In the following years, FUNERAL steadily released three more full lengths: As the Light Does the Shadow (2008), To Mourn is a Virtue (2011) and Oratorium (2012). A new record will see the light of day in 2020 – 2021 via Season of Mist.