The Funeral Drums
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The Funeral Drums


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"The Funeral Drums in Amityville"

The Funeral Drums delivered a defiant, high-energy performance on July 10th at The Village Pub South in Amityville. Followed by the banal, shrilling guitars and vocals of a few local hardcore bands, The Funeral Drums conquered the stage at 8:00PM with a medley of impressively powerful harmonies, a fluent mastery of guitars, and addictive bass playing chains. Revealing a perfect combination of talent and emotion, each member of the 5 piece rock/reggae band fed the audience with a refreshing heart-felt display. Their set list: Natas, Falling Through Doors, Animal, Cumshine, and Bullets, was chosen from a bank of TFD originals, ranging from melodic acoustic to heavy rock. The sound was fast-paced and exhilarating. Music poured rapidly through streets, a classic addition to the Manhattan-like atmosphere of the town. It was an explosion of passionate playing which left the audience cheering and the members drenched in sweat, proud of yet another satisfying show. - Melissa Semder


LP- Songs of a Collective Age (2008)
Chaos on the Rise (2009)

EP- State of Boredom (as Distortion, 2006)
Floid East 1 (2007)
Live from Acoustic Cafe (2009)
Chaos Demo (2009)



The Funeral Drums are a 5 piece group of multi-instrumentalists from Long Island. After 6 years of playing together, their sound has developed into a distinctive high-energy indie rock that blends Reggae beats, Beatle-esque harmonies, driving hard rock and punk soul. In 2004 and 2005 (while still in Middle School), The Funeral Drums won first place in the Sachem District Battle of the Bands. The prizes included a free recording session, CD release and a feature/live performance on WUSB radio. In 2007 they were finalists in Traxx’s Battle of the Bands, sponsored by Monster™ energy drink. In 2008 they released their first full-length album “Songs of the Collective Age”. The CD’s raw originality sparked high sales and internet radio performance. Combining these successes with a solid live presentation, The Funeral Drums have played to high acclaim at such venues as The Crazy Donkey, Nu-bar, Traxx, The Wave and others, as well as a spot at the Fall Festival in Huntington. For their current upcoming release, the band went down to Casa del Ape studios in Baltimore

The Funeral Drums developed out of a seed that was planted over 6 years ago, when friends Eddie Lateone, Evan Fazziola, and Scott Casey started a band in 7th grade. Going through many transformations, they eventually ended up with a 6 piece band named Distortion, that eventually achieved a lot of success and respect within their school district as 'that damn middle school band that keeps winning the district wide battle of the bands!' Over the years, they have refined their skills and styles, and after playing as a 6 piece, a trio, and a quartet (and after many drummers) the boys have created their own brand of hard driving rock with roots in rich harmonies, reggae grooves, and psychedelic experimentation, drawing on their wide array of influences. Each member of the band has a passion for a very different style of music, from raw punk, to indie rock, to classical masterpieces (but of course they all love the beatles!) and it is their mix of passions that allows them to create an eclectic sound from song to song, while their unified song writing gives each style a signature "funeral drums" sound.

Audiences at their shows have been impressed by their professional and mature attitude and songwriting, and captured by their energy and power.