Bad Taste Metalnight: Funebrarum – Turia – Galvanizer – Kapala
The annual extreme music event hosted by BUT Film Festival.
FUNEBRARUM (USA) – Doomentia Records / Cyclone Empire Records
Funebrarum re-emerges from the darkest depths to unleash their offering of morbid and heavy Death Metal. Still dedicated to the late 80’s / early 90’s underground Death Metal scene, the initial drive and motivation for the band remains. DEATH METAL – the old way!!
Formed in 1999 in Clifton, New Jersey by vocalist Daryl Kahan and guitarist Nick Orlando along with drummer Dario Derna (Infester). This original line up recorded the band’s first demo cassette entitled “Triumphant Ascent”, released in 2000. A tape that was well received worldwide.Joined shortly thereafter by bassist David Wagner and drummer Brian Jimenez they recorded their debut full-length album entitled “Beneath The Columns of Abandoned Gods”, recorded in 2000, released in 2001. This release cemented the band’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. During this time the band played many brutal and intense shows in the NY/ NJ area with bands like Mortician, Evoken, Crucifier, Nunslaughter, Mayhem, Dead Infection among many others.
A 7″ EP entitled “Dormant Hallucination was released in 2003, a split CD / LP with Sweden’s Interment in 2007 and second full-length album entitled “The Sleep of Morbid Dreams” was released in 2009. With the “Morbid Dreams” line-up including Alex Books (Goreaphobia / Immolation) the band embarked on a successful tour of Europe with Denmark’s Undergang in 2012.
After an extensive period of inactivity several members departed the band to focus on their careers, families or other musical projects. In 2015, Daryl decided to reform the band with new blood including guitarist Samuel Osborne, drummer Charlie Koryn (Ascended Dead), bassist Kyle Winslow and guitarist Yuri Kahan (no relation). With this line-up the band wrote and recorded three new songs (and re-recorded one old unreleased demo song) over the course of three days. This demo recording entitled “Exhumation of the Ancient Dead” was released in 2016 on CD / LP on (Doomentia / Morbid Wrath Records) and was sold on the band’s European tour with Interment (Sweden) 2016.
TURIA (NL) – Haeresis Noviomagi
Turia was started in the winter of 2014/2015. The band aims to evoke gripping black metal, stripped to its bare necessities. Utilizing a minimal setup of drums and guitar they bring to life a mirage of sound while anguished screams drag the listener into a vastness of desolation. Their first album “Dor” is a strong statement of purpose in both its fury and its entrancement. Four tracks of minimalistic rage and power will put Turia on the map for those seeking worth within the rubble of our modern world.
Originally released on cassette through the fast expanding Haeresis Noviomagi group, “Dor” has since been released on vinyl by the cult Portugese label Altare Productions.
Turia returned with their second album entitled “Dede Kondre” in January of 2017. The record further develops the soundscape laid out in their previous effort “Dor”. An enveloping fury of manic primitive drumming, swirling riffs and haunting howls of torment; “Dede Kondre” strikes a balance between a triumphant paganism and melancholic seclusion. Recorded live, the groups’ second album develops the signature breathing atmospheric swirl of “Dor”. With the release the band showcases a more diverse and experimental focus, building on the more adventurous avenues explored in the past. The title is Sranan Tongo for ‘land of the dead’.
GALVANIZER (FIN) – Me Saco Un Ojo Records / Everlasting Spew Records / Extremely Rotten Productions
Formed in 2013 as a one-man project, it grew to 2 members in August 2014 and they recorded their debut demo “Ground Above” later that year. The demo offered their first take on brutal, grinding death metal with lots of energy, grittiness and overall crudity to the recording production and song writing. 2015 saw their first release with a new drummer and therefore a solid line-up for the band and they recorded and released the EP “Horrid Tales of Death” which showed improvement in song writing, production and deliverance and followed the release with playing shows several places in Finland and Denmark in 2016. They recorded their debut album “Sanguine Vigil” that was released in early 2018 to much praise from the international metal community.
German black death gem!
First gig outside of Germany.
Kapala was formed in early 2014 by the former members Rob (drums) and Andy (bass). With Om (at this time as guitarist), Tehom (vocals) and Asaru (guitar) the first lineup was complete. The first demo (Demo 2015) was released in 2015, followed by the first live appearances.
In 2016 Rob and Andy both left the band and Kapala had to start a new chapter. At this time Om changed from guitar to drums, Almir joined as the new guitarist and Plaguewielder as the new bassist. Except one live ritual in this new formation, there was a lot of silence around Kapala. In 2017 Plaguewielder left the band.
Two years of intensive songwriting transformed Kapala into what it is today. This two years changed everything. The Band in its current lineup has grown together to one single organism, one single mind that wants to fill the void with it personal sound. Music somewhere between black- and doommetal, but with touch of everything else what comes in mind while you meditate in your own
music. In early 2019 Kapala released their tape (Bunker Zeremonie), which is a small preview of what
will come in the near future. The tape was recorded during a rehearsel session and contains three songs of the upcoming album.
At the moment Kapala record their first full album, which will also be
released in 2019. For the live shows and also for the recording of the new songs, Kenaz (bass) joined the band.
Kapala tries to make ritual music and live shows to worship the highest form of spirituality that arose from the infinite chaos. The intention of sound and lyrics tries to awoke the god that lurks deep in ourselves. The message is, that you have to sacrifice something to become more than human. That you have to control your thoughts and your feelings, to see clearly. And that it is all a matter of knowledge and will to break the chains that binds the slave to the material world and to get beyond life and death, to become one with the highest form of being.