Funeral For A Friend Discuss Dysentery, Kangaroo Scrotum

Funeral For A Friend pop into the Kerrang! offices for a chat about their recent tours in the U.S., Mexico, Japan and Australia, how Mexican food compared with British cuisine, dealing with dysentery and projectile vomiting on the road, the reaction they received in Japan, visiting wildlife at the zoo in Sydney, kangaroo scrotum, touring with People in Planes and We Are The Ocean, and plans for the summer. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Funeral For A Friend Exit Atlantic And Regain Freedom

Funeral For A Friend drummer Ryan Richards spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine about the group’s decision to sever ties with Atlantic Records in 2007, frustrated by red tape and not owning their music, while realizing that there were new ways to get their music out to the public without the need for a label. “Regaining total freedom with every aspect of the record and not having to run ideas through a bunch of people at the label before we could act on them were the main things for us,” Richards explained. “When we were writing songs, the label was always wanting to have their input about whether a song should or shouldn’t be on the record, which song should be a single and whether a video gets produced or not, and you know, all that interference just gets to you after awhile.” Funeral For A Friend released their fourth album ‘Memory and Humanity’ independently in the UK via their Join Us label, partnering with Victory Records in the US and Canada, and Roadrunner Records in the rest of the world.

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Funeral For A Friend Take Fightstar Under Their Wing

Charlie Simpson spoke with in a Q&A, where the Fightstar frontman talked about how important it was to hook up with Funeral For A Friend on tour earlier this year as they worked on their second album ‘One Day Son, This Will All Be Yours’. “Those guys have been so amazing,” the 22-year-old said. “We toured with them this year for two months in the US, and we’d had a bit of trouble mixing our album, because we were on the road while mixing it, which turned out to be a pretty stupid thing to do. So every day we’d be getting new mixes through and if we weren’t happy with them, we’d have to send them back and it turned out to be a pretty tricky thing to do. But we were sharing a bus with Funeral and they really helped out, they’d listen to all the tunes and give their advice. They kind of took us under the wing.” The full story at has since been removed.

Download Festival

36 Crazyfists, Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For a Friend, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, The Prodigy performed at the Download Festival at Donington Park in Donington, England on Sunday (June 11). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages, and WireImage.