Funeral Throne

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Funeral Throne (United Kingdom)

Members

J. Wilcox - Lead Guitar and Vocals
J. Welch  - Bass Guitar and Vocals
B. Williams - Lead Guitar
R. Wakelam - Drums and Percussion

Biography

Funeral Throne formed in 2005 when three youths from the West Midlands, England were drawn together, possessed by a love of spiritual Black Metal and a mutual hatred of their worlds. From the beginning the band wanted to focus on the ‘metal’ in Black Metal, working on atmosphere but also dynamism and memorable riffing. Once the cradle of Metal, forging genre-defining acts like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Witchfinder General et al, all that now remains in the Midlands are traces of that once dangerous spirit. The spectre of industrial heritage and the ravaging scythe of global economic collapse have left the Midlands ruined. Thus Funeral Throne was founded in a land of death and this is where the Devil found them.

‘Threshold’ illustrates a marked shift in terms of musicianship and conviction from 2008’s ‘Nihil Sine Diabolvs’. This album has come to represent Funeral Throne really allowing the forces at work in their lives to take hold. It is a document of a five-year journey on the path of Black Holy Faith, and each track records a specific time/experience. The band has dedicated itself to crafting heartfelt and dynamic Metal as a monument to profane spirituality and the bountiful darkness. The band know that a storm is coming and feel proud to work towards making the hole in the sky that much bigger.

When writing began on ‘Threshold’ Funeral Throne knew it had to be a different beast to its predecessor. Determined to control the whole artistic process the band handled much of the recording and all of the artwork associated with the album. A conscious decision was made to avoid drum triggering and re-amping of the guitars, and by shunning the tricks of the modern Black Metal age they hoped to create a dynamic sound all their own. ‘Threshold’ fuses the dangerous spark of Heavy Metal mania, the sweeping fury of Black Metal and the murky depths of Death Metal. Everything from Rainbow to Iron Maiden and Dissection to Arkhon Infaustus has been channelled and allowed to weave its spell.

Bassist/lyricist J. Welch states: “‘Threshold’ is a document, a fixing of the trials, tribulations and ecstasies that made up the five years of the album’s crafting. The title is simple and strikes for the heart – its song is clear yet scrambled. All true Heavy Metal has rebellion and truth at its heart and this is what led us to take the initial step across the snares that illusory life placed upon our path. We feel that we learned a lot in the making of the record and every time we listen back or play the material live we are living it again and now through Blut & Eisen we are pleased to be able to share this terrible love with others.”

Discography


2006 - Nun Fucking Black Metal - Demo   
2008 - Nihil Sine Diabolvs - Full-length          
2010 - Victory - Demo  
2015 - Threshold - Full-length (Tape version released in 2014)

Webpages

Funeral Throne @ Facebook

Blut&Eisen Prod. Releases

Threshhold - B&E.085 (To Be Released, 15th of September, 2015!)
Full-length Album - Digipak CD, LP, Digital

 

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