MEET THE TEAM
in loving memory of Christian Loos (nov 11th, 1974- okt 28th 2006 )& Einar Fredriksen (Jun 4th 1973-Jan 10th 2003) Died of: Suicide R.I.P …I swear you touched my heart. A thousand aeons worth of hopelessness… Leaves me freezing Where you once burned… E.F ’00
WE BURY THE DEAD
Funeral is a Norwegian funeral doom band formed in 1991 by Thomas Angell and Anders Eek; soon afterward, Einar Frederiksen joined as bassist and songwriter and Christian Loos joined as guitarist. They are known as one of the pioneers of the funeral doom genre.
Again the band had to part with their vocalist. However, they quickly found a replacement and Hanne Hukkelberg was placed on the line-up as she had a good knowledge of music and was suitable for the band. Funeral produced another demo in 1999 entitled The Passion Play, also known as “Demo ’99”, and it is once again rare as it was only distributed to record labels, radio stations and fanzines. In 2002 they released their album In Fields of Pestilent Grief through the Italian label Nocturnal Music.
In January 2003 bassist/songwriter Einar Frederiksen committed suicide on January 10 and the band was on hiatus for the rest of the year. In 2004 four of the ten Academy-tracks (originally recorded in 1997) were partly re-written, and was Frode Forsmo’s first work as Funeral singer. This was intended as a new demo, but ended up not being released, as totally new material was written. 2005 saw the band recording a new 9-track album.