History Music / FuneralForAFriend

22nd Mar '18 5:05:04 PM onionmaster
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Funeral For A Friend is a PostHardcore band from Bridgend, Wales. Formed in 2001, they have released five studio albums. Unlike most bands in the genre, Funeral For A Friend are influenced by NWOBHM and ThrashMetal. They are sometimes called emo or screamo, and acknowledge its influence on them. However, they consider themselves to play a unique style of music influenced by many genres, and for this reason, prefer to be called a hard rock or metal band. In addition, their sound features interplay between dual vocalists and guitarists.

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Funeral For A Friend is was a PostHardcore band from Bridgend, Wales. Formed in 2001, they have released five studio albums. Unlike most bands in the genre, Funeral For A Friend are influenced by NWOBHM and ThrashMetal. They are sometimes called emo or screamo, and acknowledge its influence on them. However, they consider themselves to play a unique style of music influenced by many genres, and for this reason, prefer to be called a hard rock or metal band. In addition, their sound features interplay between dual vocalists and guitarists.
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The group changed lineup several times over their 15 year history. By their last two albums, the only two remaining original members were vocalist Matt Davies-Kreye and guitarist Kris Coombs-Roberts. The group split up after Kris left to pursue other projects and Matt retired from the limelight.



* RevolvingDoorBand: The group had a few lineups prior to establishing their 'classic' one from their second EP "Four Ways To Scream Your Name" (in 2003) to their fourth album "Memory And Humanity" (in 2008) after which the lineup changing with every release thereafter. A fair amount of fans feel the group lost their way after Gareth Davies left and even more so after Ryan Richards did so.



** In the period after Matthew Evans left until about somewhere during the Hours album cycle Matt screamed on some of the band's output such as 'You Want Romance?', '10 Scene Points To The Winner' and various songs live and a few demos on Hours such as 'Roses For The Dead' and 'Tghe End of Nothing'.

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** In the period after Matthew Evans left until about somewhere during the Hours album cycle Matt screamed on some of the band's output such as 'You Want Romance?', '10 Scene Points To The Winner' and various songs live and a few demos on Hours such as 'Roses For The Dead' and 'Tghe 'The End of Nothing'.



** However, unlike Best, he left of his own accord to study art, and became an artist known as Snowskull. The band notably contacted him to draw the cover art for their album Conduit.

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** However, unlike Best, he left of his own accord to study art, and became an artist known as Snowskull. The band notably contacted him to sing backing vocals on "Rules And Games", and a few years later to sing them on "Spine" as well as draw the cover art for their album Conduit.
22nd Mar '18 4:44:37 PM onionmaster
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** It's worth mentioning that "The Miracle Of Christmas" (from the Taste Of Christmas compilation) and "Damage Inc" (from Kerrang ReMastered) are on now out of print various artist compilations, even though they are on CD.

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** It's worth mentioning that "The Miracle Of Christmas" (from the Taste Of Christmas compilation) and "Damage Inc" (from Kerrang ReMastered) are on now out of print various artist compilations, even though they are on CD. Similarly, "Owls Are Watching [Demo]" only appears on the promo single of Sixteen - which was limited to music journalists and did not receive a digital release.
18th Mar '17 8:29:32 AM AnotherGuy
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Not to be confused with the storyline following ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman''.
8th Mar '17 5:05:40 AM onionmaster
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* TheyAlsoDid - Matt has an acoustic solo project called "The Secret Show" who released an album "Impressionist Road Map To The West" in 2007 and a follow up EP in 2015. He gave these releases very little promotion so that fans would discover them in their own time.
28th Feb '17 12:20:10 PM CynicalPeafowl
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* ImportantHaircut - around the time the band had released 'History' Matt had shaved his then iconic emo fringe off, opting for a buzzcut, around the same period the band's output strayed away from the emo/post hardcore sound and moved to more melodic rock such as the 'Tales Don't Tell Themselves' album.
24th Feb '17 1:32:04 PM CynicalPeafowl
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** In the period after Matthew Evans left until about somewhere during the Hours album cycle Matt screamed on some of the band's output such as 'You Want Romance?', '10 Scene Points To The Winner' and various songs live and a few demos on Hours such as 'Roses For The Dead' and 'Tghe End of Nothing'.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen - Hours was originally planned to be heavier with Matt using his MetalScream on 'The End of Nothing' alongside Ryan's screamed vocals and the outro to 'Roses For The Dead'.
21st Jun '16 8:17:29 PM gewunomox
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).

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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden Music/IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).
4th Jun '16 6:25:29 PM gewunomox
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* LyricalDissonance - The first half of the song "Welcome Home Armageddon" is probably the most upbeat-sounding song about the apocalypse this side of {{REM}} The second part is [[SubduedSection much more somber]].

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* LyricalDissonance - The first half of the song "Welcome Home Armageddon" is probably the most upbeat-sounding song about the apocalypse this side of {{REM}} Music/{{REM}} The second part is [[SubduedSection much more somber]].
12th Mar '16 2:17:10 AM onionmaster
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* Chapter And Verse (2015)
19th Jan '16 8:13:51 AM onionmaster
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).

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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).
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