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Rockers return to Exeter venue

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: January 29, 2013

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POST-HARDCORE rockers Funeral for a Friend will return Exeter this week following the launch of their sixth studio album, Conduit.

They are set to perform at the Cavern, as part of their 22-venue UK headline tour with Such Gold, Major League and I Divide, on Thursday, January 31.

Conduit, which was released on Monday, January 28, follows-up 2011's critically acclaimed album Welcome Home Armageddon, which saw the band approach their music with renewed vigour following the addition of new members Gav Burrough and Richard Boucher.

The latest LP features the addition of drummer Pat Lundy, previously of Rise to Remain, following long-time drummer and vocalist Ryan Richards' departure earlier this year.

Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye said: "I think Pat's been the missing piece of the puzzle for us; his attitude and love of playing really brought a new level of excitement to the band.

"His playing live and on this record really adds a sense of power that we've never had. It became apparent that our relationship with each other was the strongest we've had in this band since the very first few releases and we knew that was special.

"We were all pulling for the same thing and we didn't care what anyone else felt outside of the five of us."

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