Concrete Funeral has been a pillar in the local underground metal scene in Western Canada for several years, taking their flavor of death metal and infusing it with a comedic and over-the-top presentation. They are just as well known as the summer metal festival/family reunion Loud as Hell, which celebrates its 10th iteration this year. Having played the festival three times and attended in other years, it is only fitting that they pay homage to this event in their new single “LAFH (Loud As Fu*king Hell)”, which is out shortly. They share their enthusiasm for the new release:
“’LAFH’ was written in tribute to a festival in Drumheller Alberta. Loud As Hell was very formative to this band, as well as many others in western Canada I’m sure, in that it became an instant benchmark of recognition. We had to get on that bill before we’d even played our first show which certainly resulted in a push to have our music and content be as high energy and high quality as we were capable of to avoid being overlooked. This reason along with lyrical content that seemed perfect to set to the hectic musical arrangement, Loud As Hell seemed the obvious subject matter for this song.”
This single, a succinct punch in the throat of a metal banger, is the tip of the iceberg of the next full offering which is still in the works. According to the band, the groove is still a very important piece of the puzzle for them, and on this next release, they are using it in heavier ways. Their path forward includes stepping up their game and injecting more intensity and leaning a little more into death groove territory than before.
True performers, Concrete Funeral’s live shows are largely hinged on humour and crowd interaction; they’ve personally always enjoyed watching bands that are having fun and make sure to create that feeling for their crowd as well by keeping the aggression high.
Hectic and mean, Concrete Funeral gets straight to the point and goes for the throat. They bring the festival directly to your ears through “LAFH”. They are recommended listening for fans of Exodus, Exhumed, and Deicide.
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Concrete Funeral is:
Devin Schum – Vocals / Strings
Jesse Lindbeck – Lead Guitar
Connor Erhart – Drums
Concrete Funeral is a no-holds-barred contingent of death/thrash from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that has done much to project themselves to the forefront of their local music scene since 2015. Known for packing venues and festivals while bringing a heavy and powerful presence to the stage, Concrete Funeral has had the privilege to play with bands such as Archspire, Battlecross, Disciples of Power, Kataklysm, and Toxic Holocaust.
Incorporating a vast variety of influences with some of the more prominent being Warbringer, Zakk Wylde, and Onslaught, and Hypocrisy, Concrete Funeral produces a sound in the veins Death, Exodus and Lamb of God. Citing references like Hobo With A Shotgun; the band embraces over the top comedic horror and frequently embellishes their metal with those themes.
Concrete Funeral is comprised of four talented musicians from Alberta that collectively have decades of experience behind them. In May 2019, they released their debut album “Ultimum Judicium”, which was then followed in 2021 with the EP “Covered In Concrete”.
Now in 2022, in tribute to Western Canada’s decibel-breaking metal festival Loud As Hell, which the band holds high regard for in helping them boost their metal career, Concrete Funeral will unleash their new single LAFH on May 11th.