In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, today Memento Mori announce the signing of Funeralopolis, from Switzerland.
Funeralopolis was awoken under the name Human Waste in 2006. With vocalist Void joining the band in 2009, they changed the name to Funeralopolis. Void left the band shortly after, but the name stayed. They started recording the first demo, titled …of Death, with a slightly different lineup (guitar-desecrator Thuri also took on vocals) under horrible circumstances in only 48 hours (including mixing and mastering). The tape was released as a co-release between Dark Descent Records and Skeleton Plague. Several years and beers later, the recording of the …of Prevailing Chaos EP took place at Hidden Stash Studios, with a slightly different lineup. It was summoned in 2013.
Funeralopolis didn't have any lineup changes since 2011, and have been around since a decade now. Over the years, they've shared the stage with bands like Mystifier, Dead Congregation, Excruciation, Diocletian, Bölzer, Sadistic Intent, and many more. The band's main influences can be tracked back to the late '80s and early '90s death metal of bands such as Autopsy, Darkthrone, Asphyx, Sadistic Intent, Nihilist, Necrovore, Obituary, Incantation, and Blasphemy. Besides that, other bands like Sodom, Cianide, Sarcofago, Winter, Candlemass, Doom, Carnivore, and many many more also had a big impact on Funeralopolis.
Memento Mori will unleash two Funeralopolis CDs: the first one will compile the band's 2010 demo and 2013 EP, and will be out by mid-2019; the second one will be the band's debut full-length album, with a release date at some point in the during half of 2020. Further details to follow in the coming months. For more info, consult the links below.