On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, The End Records will release the highly anticipated sixth studio album from U.K. post-hardcore veterans FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND.
Titled “Conduit”, it’s the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed “Welcome Home Armageddon” and is the first album since the addition of new drummer Pat Lundy. FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND chose to work with producer Romesh Dodangoda (MOTÖRHEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LOSTPROPHETS) again after their success partnering on the band’s last couple of records. Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye speaks of their working union, “To me, he gets our individual personalities and works his magic with each of us, making sure that we’re all comfortable with what we have to do for the record.”
“Conduit”is an album about being in a band and the title reflects what that means to the members of FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND. As Matt puts it, “Five people on a stage, a conduit for the message and the music, delivering that to people who want to listen in, be a part of whatever it is that we’re doing and being involved. It’s purely about delivering the message.
“After 10 years of being a band, we see how much what we’ve done has affected people who care about our stuff. Whether it’s lyrics or whatever, these songs transcend us and become something more to a lot more people. It sounds lofty, I know, but that’s how it feels to us when we meet the folks who dig our band and who treat these songs with so much love and respect. It blows our minds constantly.”
The first single from the album, “Best Friends And Hospital Beds”, will be released in the U.K. on November 12, following the band’s appearance at the now-sold-out Vans Warped Tour U.K. date at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 10.