The Funeral Pyre

The Funeral Pyre is a blackened death metal band from La Habra, California, United States, and entered the underground extreme music scenes in both LA and Orange counties. They has gained acclaim amongst metal internet press outlets for its Swedish-style melody, ethereal keyboards, and blackened vocals. Several demos and an early EP were released under the bands former moniker, Envilent, until the independent release of the 2003 EP, October, when the band changed their name to The Funeral Pyre.

Soon, the band released its first full length album, Immersed by the Flames of Mankind in 2004, and a merger between Oregon’s Leech and The Funeral Pyre was released in 2006, with limited quantities as a split 7″ called The First Book Of The Kings, released through Forest Moon Special Products. The band released their second full length album The Nature of Betrayal on August 22, 2006. The band released December, mixed and mastered by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording during December 2008, a limited EP distributed by Creator-Destructor on March 10, 2009. A 7″ split with Landmine Marathon was released shortly after through Forest Moon Special Products, showcasing a cover of short lived German act, ACME’s song “Attempt”, as well as another original song.

Other Information

  • Origin: La Habra, California, United States
  • Genres: Blackened death metal, Melodic death metal, Melodic black metal, Black metal
  • Years active: 2001-present
  • Labels: Creator Destructor Records, Prosthetic Records, Forest Moon
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. John Strachan – vocals
  2. Jimmy Joyce – guitar
  3. Justin Garcia – guitar
  4. Adam Campbell – bass
  5. Alex Hernandez – drums



  • October (2003) – EP
  • Immersed By The Flames Of Mankind (2004)
  • The First Book of the Kings (2006) – Split
  • The Nature Of Betrayal (2006)
  • Wounds (2008)
  • Split with Landmine Marathon (2009) – Split
  • December (2009) – EP



~ by molco on November 15, 2009.

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