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August 23, 2019

Haiku Funeral @ Aesthetic Death

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HAIKU FUNERAL was born in a smoke-filled recording studio in Marseille, France on Halloween night of 2008.  The result is music that could be described as hallucinogenic, sinister, and visionary.

HAIKU FUNERAL consists of Dimitar Dimitrov (electronics, vocals) and William Kopecky (bass, vocals).  From Bulgaria, Dimitar is a veteran of the black metal scene, having played in bands such as Corpus Diavolis, Glades of Gloom(BG), and Unhealthy Dreams. American bassist William haunts progressive rock and experimental circles (Kopecky, Yeti Rain, Telescope Road).

Deep, dark, seductively evil…and infectiously, wickedly groovy, HAIKU FUNERAL generate an atmosphere of black, bleak, ironic paradox. Cold industrial ambience meets darkwave experimentation, liberally seasoned with death/doom and driven by the twin engines of pulsing, trippy, virtuoso bass and hoarse, snarling, savagely crazed voice.

Building on the foundations of sonic terror laid down in “Assassination In The Hashish Cathedral”, “If God Is A Drug” and “Nightmare Painting”, “Hallucinations” retains the same horrifying imagery of death, madness and godless depravity while developing the musical themes to new levels of maturity…and subversiveness.

A diverse act, that are difficult to categorise easily or to describe – a jazz-funk/death metal hybrid with ambient experimentation.

Such tender murder, indeed.

Assassination In The Hashish Cathedral – CD – Hikikomiri Records – 2009
If God Is A Drug – CD – Hikikomori Records – 2010
Hell – 3″ CD – Witte Dood Records – 2010
Nightmare Painting – CD – Aesthetic Death – 2013
Hallucinations – digi CD – Aesthetic Death – 2016

“City In The Sea” appeared on
“Tales Of The Grotesque And Arabesque – A Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe, Second Reading“
2009, Quartier 23 (Germany)