Funeral For A Friend will release their brand new album, Welcome Home Armageddon, in the U.S. on March 15th, 2011.
A new track cut from Welcome Home Armageddon, 'Front Row Seats to The End of the World', is available for download now at ProjectRodney.com here
"On Welcome Home Armageddon, we truly stretched ourselves creatively," states vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye. "We were obviously taken aback when Darran [Smith, former guitarist] left the band, but his choice allowed us to explore new territory musically, we just went in any and every direction we wanted to. The changes to our line-up reignited our passion, kicked our asses and made us work harder for this band than we've ever done before."
With former Hondo Maclean and Ghostlines member Richard Boucher installed on bass and Gavin Burrough promoted to his preferred guitar, the band split time between Long Wave Studio and Monnow Valley Studio in Wales and set about crafting their latest effort with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Twin Atlantic, Kids In Glass Houses, Bullet For My Valentine). Romesh Dodangoda also produced 2008's Memory and Humanity.
"The excitement we have for the future of this band is all over the songs on Welcome Home Armageddon," adds Davies-Kreye. "The album is about acceptance and coming to terms with what has and is, while refusing to give up on what could be. There are songs that take me places I've been trying to go musically all my life. I'm so proud of what we have done."
1. This Side Of Brightness
2. Old Hymns
3. Front Row Seats To The End of The World
6. Spinning Over The Island
7. Man Alive
8. Owls (Are Watching)
9. Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don't
11. Broken Foundation
12. Welcome Home Armageddon