Current Band Line-Up:
* Faiyaz Hossain — Vocals
* Arunav Shuvro — Lead Guitars
* Tawsif Hyder — Lead Guitars
* Tanvir Kaium — Bass Guitar
* Nayeem Oyon — Drums, Percussions and Side Vocals
* Maruf R. Khan — Keys, Synths, Orchestrations and Side Vocals
Band Manager: Puman Ahmed
Though very young, the band is mostly known for branding this new style of Power Metal music in Bangladesh. Apart from solo harmonization, accelerated drum beats and vociferous bass works, the band initiated the Power Metal movement in this country with its distinctive style of song writing that included one of a kind keyboard orchestrations and synth work. The main aim was perfection and pure dedication towards what they wanted to and what they are doing now.
During early 2007, guitarists Arunav Shuvro and Tawsif Haider, used to be lead guitarist of two separate bands, came up with the insane idea of harmonizing leads in a single band. They were soon joined by bassist Tanvir Kaium, and the trio started jamming several heavy metal tracks, forming a heavy metal band called Metalloids. Competing with each other to develop their personal skills, they were soon getting obsessed with Extreme Power Metal and Symphonic Metal and the three decided to change their genre. Then the quest for finding a keyboardist with the capability of playing with raw speed as well as delivering alleviated key feels began. After several searches and auditions, all that the members got was frustrating results. Finally after one year of laborious search they found Maruf Rashid Khan.
Then vocal Faiyaz Hossain, finally agreed to lead the band by burning his vocal chord and thus FUNERAL ANTHEM was finally finding its shape and was later joined by Nayeem Abdullah Oyon as the drummer who could detonate drum blasts just like the way the founder members wanted. With a complete line-up, FUNERAL ANTHEM was ready to explode. With perfection in the horizon, the time is right for this band to make it big.
The band is also famous for their ‘out of this world’ concert performances, but recently they took a break from the concert scene to work on their debut solo album, which is according to F.A., under heavy construction!
The band is heavily influenced by several Symphonic Power metal and Neoclassical bands. DragonForce, COB, Symphony X and Nightwish are the supposed main ones. However Funeral Anthem is also inspired by several other heavier bands such as Iron Maiden, Pantera, Dream Theater etc.
Achievements so far:
*Champions- Regale Music Fusion 2009
*Champions- Youthsparks ‘Vote For The best Young Band Of The Moment’
“Shomadhi” in “ROCK 505”