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

“Melding grizzly death metal growls and ear-piercing black metal screeches with eddying keyboard harmonies has been done before, and has absolutely no reason to sound this fresh. But it does. And with deep, operatic production and interesting lyrics throughout, there’s always something going on…The Funeral Pyre provide us with a terrifyingly coherent record that indicates there may be some amazing things ahead for this band.” – Kerrang magagzine

“TFP magick up a shimmering storm of piano- and keyboard-augmented blackcore that’s at its most succulent when tempos slow down and they roll out the rallentados. By ‘Plauge That Leads to Extinction’ and especially the mournful ‘Stealing the Air of Life,’ they’ve made you forget whatever childish prejudicees you might have against bands with keyboards…” – Decibel magazine

“Every song on their Prosthetic debut delivers a distinctly Euro-inflected combination of black and death metal, and does so with icy ferocity.” – Revolver magazine

“The general rip factor on several songs is what reminds to some extent of Swedish melodic death metal, and even bits and pieces of what is heard from The Black Dahlia Murder.” – Blabbermouth