Funeral for Two Post “Sculpture of a Demon” Video; Self-Titled EP out Aug. 20

FUNERAL FOR TWO

Say the words ‘Finnish doom’ and one of two classifications will come to mind in either the pioneering death-doom of Skepticism or the traditionalism of Reverend Bizarre. Both massively influential. Newcomer outfit Funeral for Two fall into neither category, and that’s only to be considered a strength. Instead, they indulge in the kind of massive rolling riffs that show influence particularly from Monolord‘s earlier work, though their melodies are perhaps even more prevalent on “Sculpture of a Demon,” the seven-minute single that is serving as a harbinger of their upcoming self-titled debut EP. That release has been picked up by countryman imprint Inverse Records — no small expert in Finnish doom of all stripes — and will see release on Aug. 20, and while I don’t have too many more details about it than that, I do have a video they’ve put together, and that’s not nothing.

Very much not nothing, in fact. The clip is rehearsal-room footage, but it turns out I’m so starved for live music even seeing dudes jamming in their own space is thrilling at this point. Recorded by Jiri Mustajärvi of Malamujér, it is a full-toned celebration of riff worship and offers no pretense of shooting for anything other than an approving nod from its audience, which it well earns. However much more might comprise the EP, it’ll be worth finding out, whether it’s one or two tracks or if Funeral for Two‘s EP runs up against being a debut album. The single’s been on Bandcamp since April but the video just went up, so there you go, and from what guitarist/vocalist Mikke Sillanpää says below, it may be that all the songs were out there at one point and I just missed it — I suck at this; I’ve said that all along — but either way, they’ll be out in good time with Inverse‘s backing. Good doom requires patience, so be patient.

And please enjoy:

Funeral for Two, “Sculpture of a Demon” official video

Finnish Seinäjoki-based doom metal band Funeral for Two is set to release their same titled debut EP on August 20th 2020 by Inverse Records.

The band released a single and music video Sculpture of a Demon. Music video is made by Tuomas Ojajärvi and shot by Tihu The Wolf.

Vocalist/Guitarist Mikke Sillanpää comments:
I started this band as a personal project just to play the kind of music I’ve been dreaming of. Slow, Low and Fuzz. Three words you can’t go wrong!

After a while I realized that this music must be played live as a band. I asked two of my really good friends to jam with me. Soon we discovered this is the way it should be. At the beginning it was just jamming around different riffs, drinking beer and stuff like that… But recording songs was my goal from the beginning. I talked to my friend Jiri Mustajärvi, he has a homerecording studio. I had two songs to put on tape. Jiri did all the work with recording and mixing. He also played drums (because of Covid-19).

After ready with these songs they were released on bandcamp. A few days later Inverse Records wanted to work with us. We also made a video from “Sculpture of a demon”.

It’s just a simple rehearsal room video just like we wanted it to be. Our plan is to do couple of more new songs to have a full setlist.. And then it’s time for liveshows. Stay doomed!”

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