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Funeral for a friend new album 'your history is mine' and uk tour

Funeral For A Friend release 'YOUR HISTORY IS MINE: 2002-2009' on 28 September 2009. UK HEADLINE TOUR IN OCTOBER.. (live photos) Check out the Tracklisting!

Another chapter opens in the career of one of Britain's best-loved and most enduring rock bands of recent memory when FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND release 'Your History Is Mine: 2002-2009' in September 2009. The album is a career retrospective from the early days of the bands formation in South Wales right through to gold albums and multiple worldwide headline tours and appearances at every festival that matters.

The release will include an EP's worth of new material, notable for being the first involving Gavin Burrough fully in the writing and recording process. 'It's made a huge difference having [Gav] come into the band as a fan, and almost like a spokesman for all the fans out there who've been wanting to hear elements of the band they fell in love with that maybe have been missing for a while,' says drummer/vocalist Ryan Richards. 'We've always said we never wanted to go backwards, but now we've been able to re-explore a lot of the old elements of what we did and make it sound brand new by having Gav's musical and vocal input in there. It's very exciting - for us and for the fans, especially the ones that have been there from the start.'

'It's been hard,' adds vocalist Matthew Davies, 'whittling down the best of four albums and a bunch of EP's to come up with what we consider to be the best of our 'formative years'. We're still trying to rewrite the rock and roll music text book with everything we've done since then. It's been interesting to see just how many songs we've written that have affected both us and our audience over the last 7 and a half years and having them all in one place will be a good reflection of our music up to this point for newcomers and for old friends.'

A quick scan through the tracklisting for the record confirms that picking songs for inclusion has been no easy task. But more so it also reaffirms the weighty contribution the band has made to the post millennial British rock scene. Classic fan favourite tracks like '10.45 Amsterdam Conversations' and 'Red Is The New Black' sit comfortably both alongside the anthemic 'Juneau' and the awe-inspiring 'Roses For The Dead' as well as firm live favourites 'Streetcar' and 'Into Oblivion'. It really is a 'Greatest Hits' in the true sense of the word.

'I like to think of the record as the end of one road and the start of another,' continues Richards. 'We wanted to document the history of the band up until now but at the same time usher in a New Age of Aural Awesomeness - or NAAA to the abbreviators out there who've come to know and love us as the FFAF.'

The album will be available in the following formats:
Single CD: 16 tracks including 4 new brand new & exclusive recordings
Double CD set: adds a 2nd CD comprising a complete document of the bands b side recordings
Digital Download: adds a further selection of unreleased live and demos spanning the band's career

(single CD tracklisting)

10.45 Amsterdam Conversations
This Year's Most Open Heartbreak
She Drove Me To Daytime Television
Escape Artists Never Die
Red Is The New Black
Roses For The Dead
Into Oblivion (Reunion)
Walk Away
Kicking And Screaming

No Honour Among Thieves
Built To Last
Captains Of Industry

The band have also announced a UK headline tour (Live photos) running through October to coincide with the release. Limited pre-sale tickets will be available from funeralforafriend.com with a low booking fee and the opportunity to pre-order the album and tour ticket at the same time. Full details will be announced shortly.

** 3 Gold Selling Albums in the UK... last album entered UK Charts at #3 **
** 9 Smash Hit Singles **
** 20 Front Covers **
** Winner of BT Digital Artist Of The Year 2007

'Genuinely towering...' THE GUARDIAN - Single Of The Week
'A brilliant collection of anthems' THE SUN - 5/5
'The time is right for this quintet from Bridgend.' THE TIMES
'A triumph, a remarkably assured, wonderfully cohesive work, boldly conceived and superbly executed' KERRANG - 5/5
'... simply demands that you punch the air with glee!' HEAT 4/5
'If the songs were any bigger they'd shift the earth off it's axis' ROCKSOUND 8/10
'Chorus the size of the Severn Bridge.. stadium size rock' NEW - 4/5
'Full of brilliant rock songs!' - BIG CHEESE 4/5
'Undeniably widescreen, full of gothic pomp and crammed with commercial tunes' Q
'The best album they have ever made' ALBUM OF THE MONTH (9/10), TOTAL GUITAR
'They have delivered the record to elevate them to the next level.' MUSIC WEEK
'...it's good and still hard as nails!' NUTS
'[single Into Oblivion is] easily the best song FFAF have written' NME
'A must have for all (emo) fans' MIZZ
'Kick ass guitars and a lot of rocking out' (album of the month) TV HITS
'Stadiums surely await' CLASSIC ROCK 8/10

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