|Funeralium was founded in June 2003 by Marquis from Ataraxie who wanted to express his own vision about extreme doom. At that time, his most influential bands were Bethlehem, Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Abruptum and Burning Witch.
Berserk (also member of Ataraxie) joined Funeralium soon after with Ys and Toxine from Heol Telwen who were also enthusiastic about that project
Funeralium describes their style as "ultra sick doom" ie raw extreme doom with bleak atmospheres, torturous vokills and lots of old school metal elements. In September the first rehearsals started and they began to work on the following tracks "Transcendance N°26" and "Funeralium".
In March 2004 they were offered a deal to release their first demo on the underground metal label "BANG OR BE BANGED!!". One month later they recorded that demo at the nekrodoom studio and they decided to call it "ultra sick doom". They did that to honour german sick gods Bethlehem which gave the name of the genre that they founded ie "dark metal" by releasing "dark metal" album.
So "Ultra sick doom" was released in June 2004 and that demo received great feedbacks from all the underground metal community. Soon after, the first gigs began and they were given the opportunity to take part in several doom gigs and festivals accross France, Holland and Belgium. Between, 2004 and 2006 they rehearsed harder to be able to record a first album later. The following tracks were composed :"Let people die", "Light Crisis", "Nearly the end", "First symptoms".
In 2006, TotalRust from Israel and Ostra records offered deals to release the their first album in CD and DLP formats. Recording took place at two different studios (nekrodoom & Solid Studio) during summer 2006. Yet, because of several maledictions, mixing/mastering suffered from a huge delay and painly took place in 2007 at the Walnut groove studio..
Funeralium's first album was finally released by Totalrust during Summer 2007 in CD format. DLP format was released later in 2007 by Ostra Records. One more time, it received great feedbacks from all the metal community. Unfortunatly, several problems brought a total chaos within the band. Band's activity totally stopped during several months and all these problem lead to the departure of Ys... their former drummer.
Finally, Funeralium upraised in February 2008. A.D. K'shon replaced Ys... and Asmael Lebouc joined the band a second bass player/vokillist. Band 's rehearsals began again at a regular pace and the motivation is now back again. Band is willing to strike hard so they have started composing material for their second album. Funeralium is currently looking for gigs all across Europe so if if you are interest, don't hesitate to contact us.