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(1999 – present)

Funebrarum was formed by guitarist / doom legend, Nick Orlando (Evoken, Putrifact, Asmodeus) and vocalist Daryl Kahan (Disma, Abazagorath guitarist, Citizens Arrest, Assück) in April of 1999 with the goal of creating heavy old school death metal. With fellow Abazagorath and Evoken member, Dario Derna (also of Meat Shits, Infester) joining on drums, the band recorded their debut demo “Triumphant Ascent” later that same year. A raw and ugly sounding tape which received good reviews from the underground maniacs. Soon after Dario left the band(s) to move back to his home in Seattle.

The core line-up was solidified with the addition of Abazagorath bassist David Wagner providing the subatomic low end. This first line-up was finalized with the addition of drummer Brian Jimenez (Eschaton, Kalopsia). After several months of rehearsal and shows the band then entered the studio to record their “Tombs of Sleeping Darkness” demo, which was eventually released as the “Beneath The Columns of Abandoned Gods” album on Necroharmonic Productions.

After the “Tombs of Sleeping Darkness /Beneath…” recording Brian Jimenez left the band to pursue other interests. Nick, Daryl and Dave continued working and writing new material during this period.

In 2003, with session drummer, Justin De Torre they re-recorded material for their next official release, the 7” EP “Dormant Hallucination,” for Midnight 666 Records.

Again Funebrarum received excellent reviews from around the world. Metal Side Zine called the band the “Masters of Old School Death Metal.” The following year “Beneath the Columns of Abandoned Gods” would be re-issued by cult label, Necroharmonic Records.


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  • versionfiv

    if you like this band you ought to listen to Undead Creep

    7 Mar 10:38pm Reply
  • GoatUser

    Someone just informed me that one of the band members says there will likely never be another Funebrarum record... Damn.

    1 Mar 11:23am Reply
  • steelironmaiden


    7 Jan 8:24pm Reply
  • MonoPeligroso

    The demo version of Beneath the Collumns... is almost better than the album

    2 Jan 11:17am Reply
  • MonoPeligroso

    heaviest death metal around

    2 Jan 11:13am Reply
  • versionfiv

    just about the best american death metal band i've heard in many moons. drawn & quartered is ok but this is much better. that interment split needs a vinyl release, with a poster! that artwork is one of the best moyen.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OptimusPunx

    wish they had more slower parts but this band is fucking awesome either way. reading captain america and the blast beats perfectly compliment the RATATATATA and the BLAM BLAM of machine gun fire tearing through the chinese in 1942.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jacco_macacco

    Really enjoying this, reminds me of some unholy mix of Suffocation and Grave.

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • unkldrtnp

    what's up with some new?

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • omgislucas


    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • xheavensendx


    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sonovdoomsday

    sound on "Beneath the Columns of Abandoned Gods" this is how death metal should sound. one of best bands.

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • troll88

    Pentagram Fest II en Valencia el 18/02/2012. Allí estaremos.

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OmarCandelas

    Awesome band.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply

    Some really amazing stuff here.

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Gorlad Hedorah's 'Detroit' EP. Crushing Sludge/Death/Grind

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    Really fucking goood shit!11111

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Necrologue

    It's clear these guys have their shit together, but I just can't get into it. I try every year or so and it never clicks with me. Such a shame.

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • HighSynergy

    the split with interment is DEADLY

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • schninx

    death how it should sound ! no neo faq technical melodic "idontknowwhatelse" pussy stuff thats the real shit

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
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