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.
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.