Montreal black metal extremists FUNESTE have signed a record deal with Black Element Productions’ brand new label imprint of the same name.
The release, the first for both band and label, is a four-song EP entitled Le Triomphe du Charnier. Drawing inspiration from their own personal experiences, Funeste’s aim was to create music that is as heartfelt as devastating. Although living in the same city, the duo of Léo F. (guitar and programmation) and Yannis P. (guitar, bass, vocals, production), have yet to compose their music together in person, choosing instead to sculpt the songs independently with their own personal influences, experimenting with styles and textures, and ultimately forging their very own conventional, yet uncompromising, sound.
The EP, mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Behold The Arctopus), will be available on CD and digital formats later this summer.
A press release from Black Element Productions reads: “Awakening from the bleak, hyperborean winter of 2015, Montreal black metal duo Funeste converged in the purest expression of artistic copulation; a coition that would later give rise to a chaotic, anguished, mind-fucking trip through a dissonant purgatory. Emerging from the womb in May of the same year, the newly born ‘Le Triomphe du Charnier’ is a mystical exaltation that draws from inspiration and defined personal experiences, in an effort to create music that is as heartfelt as it is devastating. It’s this dichotomy for which they strive… a war between that which is desirable, and that which is abhorrent – with abhorrence constantly one step ahead.
We are incredibly excited to be releasing Funeste’s début effort, and we must say we were absolutely hooked from the moment we were first introduced to their music a few months back. Think back to those early days of Leviathan and Xasthur – back to the early to mid-2000s. Now think how awestruck and floored you were by the sheer uniqueness of their music. Well, Funeste has taken that several giant steps further, creating a musical soundscape that is as beautiful as it is sickening. Combining dissonant black metal harmonies with crushing funeral doom-like riffing – add to that the monstrous, blood-curdling roar of vocalist Yannis P. – and you are left with one of the most highly-anticipated and unique bands in a very long time.”
Stay tuned for more information soon.