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Album: Funeral For A Friend – Welcome Home Armageddon

March 18th, 2011

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Funeral For A Friend
Welcome Home Armageddon
Distiller Records
14 March 2011

by Raziq Rauf

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Funeral for a Friend were thinking about winding down after the line-up changes of recent years and the release of 2009’s best-of set, Your History Is Mine. But Welcome Home Armageddon proves quite the opposite. Both this disc and its predecessor, 2008’s Memory and Humanity, seem to have acted as MOTs for the band. While the first cracks to appear were quickly painted over, the departure of guitarist Darran Smith has been pointedly slow and deliberate. Today, the band sounds all the better for addressing their problems, having resolved them brilliantly.

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Interview: Funeral For A Friend’s Ryan Richards talks about the band in 2011

January 24th, 2011

With a mammoth tour of the UK’s dives approaching and a brand new album (their fifth!), Funeral For A Friend are taking this year by the scruff of its neck. It was only reasonable to ask drummer Ryan Richards some stuff about it all

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19 dates? That’s surely one of the longest UK tours you’ve done for a while?
It’s a hefty one alright. We’ve been talking about adding a few more dates as well so it may just end up extending even further – possibly into the longest UK tour we’ve ever done. With the new lineup and new album – it feels like the perfect time to do it.

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