Atlanta’s own alternative rockers, The Funeral Portrait, have announced their brand new album, A Moment of Silence is due out December 16, 2016. This will be their debut full-length album featuring 13 tracks including, “The Water Obeyed The Gravity” – which is premiering exclusively with Alternative Press. The band’s lead vocalist describes the album: “We went into recording A Moment Of Silence trying to display a more dangerous and honest side of The Funeral Portrait. Everything on this record is real and played from the heart.”
For more information from Alternative Press and to watch the video, click here.
The five-piece band, whose line-up consists of vocalist Lee Jennings, guitarist/vocalist Juergie Sandstorm, guitarist AJ Pekarek, bassist Chris King, and drummer Stephen Danzey, blend elements of rock and roll, heavy metal, and what the band describes as “theatricore” with a pop sensibility to paint stories of love, loss, anger, and grief onto a canvas of skillfully crafted tunes.
Lead guitarist Juergie has this to say about the album: “A Moment of Silence is a story that explores one man’s journey through the afterlife. In this universe, there is eternity after death, but there is no god, and there is no heaven. This man has been told his entire life that when he died, he would be greeted by God at the gates of heaven. Now he must drift and observe, waiting for the truth to reveal itself.”
In addition to the album and video, The Funeral Portrait has also announced a co-headliner tour, The New Era, kicking off this November with Farewell, My Love.
Farewell, My Love, The Funeral Portrait tour dates below:
Oct. 22 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, Calif.*
Oct. 27 – Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, Ariz.*
Oct. 28 – The Rock – Tucson, Ariz.*
Oct. 29 – Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, N.M.*
Oct. 30 – The Track Studio – Plano, Texas*
Nov. 1 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 3 – The Haven Lounge – Winter Park, Fla.
Nov. 4 – Macon Venue Project – Macon, Ga.
Nov. 5 – Rocketown – Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 6 – Cloud Springs Deli – Ringgold, Ga.
Nov. 8 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, S.C.
Nov. 9 – Fearcliff Skate Park – Woodbridge, Va.
Nov. 10 – Emmaus VFW Hall – Emmaus, Pa.
Nov. 11 – Diesel Lounge – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 12 – The Outpost – Kent, Ohio
Nov. 13 – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, Ind.
Nov. 15 – The Ritz – Warren, Mich.
Nov. 16 – Fubar – St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 17 – Smooth Fox – Elgin, Ill.
Nov. 18 – The Garage – Burnsville, Minn.
Nov. 19 – Gabes – Iowa City, Iowa
Nov. 21 – Moon Room – Denver, Colo.*
Nov. 22 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, Colo.*
* without The Funeral Portrait
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