Debut Full-Length Album, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited
On Halloween 2018, The Wedding Funeral's debut full-length album, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited, was officially released online and celebrated in Salem, Massachusetts. Taking a staunch position against musician exploitation, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited is available exclusively at theweddingfuneral.com and at live shows.
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"Dark, eerie, and uninviting, unless you’ve got the stomach for it...If you are an open-minded music lover with an affection for all things weird and just a little darker you should order this record or the digital download."
– Old Style Music Nights [full interview and review]
"Both haunting and alluring all at once...The Wedding Funeral is the kind of music that evokes imagery. Like the best tales told around a campfire, or in the dark under a blanket - you feel like you are being let in on an ancient secret that raises the hair on the back of your neck, and draws tears from your eyes because you refuse to blink lest you miss a single second."
– Speak of the Devil
"[The Wedding Funeral's] performances consist of instruments like acoustic guitar, singing saws (SUPER COOL), percussive instruments, and if you're so lucky – curses. At the end of each song, you could almost hear a pin drop before the applause ran out, as the room was filled with daze."
– Stanky Hampster [full review]
"This is a weird one, y'all...a sort of noir-folk project that uses rootsy blues-style instrumentation to jump all around the musical map, from pastoral British folk sounds to deep South blues to bizarre noise interludes."
– RVA Magazine [full review]
In the year 2017 of the Nazarene plague era, the powers that be inadvertently opened a new dimension. As they languished in respective prison cells, Darren Deicide and Ethel Lynn Oxide were set upon by a vision in the form of a great beast mercilessly sodomizing all of existence. Everything that was known was fraud and society was a loathsome whore. This is the alpha and the omega. This is The Wedding Funeral.
The Wedding Funeral is the brainchild of internationally touring, alternative punk-blues musician Darren Deicide and choral-trained Ethel Lynn Oxide. Using vernacular and primitive instruments, including musical saw and 3-string diddley bow, The Wedding Funeral weaves tradition with contemporary gothic sensibilities to create a unique style of experimental Gothic-Americana. Their debut demo recording, Beneath the Floor Boards (Covered in Feces), was 4 songs released over the span of October to November 2017. "They gave us four songs, four songs that you will love or hate. There is no in-between. I have played this demo to an eclectic mix of friends. Some hated it, most of them loved it. And even the ones that hated it told me there was something about these songs...something they couldn’t grasp, something eerie...and eerie it is!" said Old Style Music Nights. This release was followed by their debut full-length album, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited, which was released on Halloween of 2018 in Salem, Massachusetts. Taking a staunch position against musician exploitation, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited is available exclusively at theweddingfuneral.com and at live shows. The release is being accompanied by continuous national and international touring.
Darren Deicide is a published editorialist, music promoter, ordained reverend in the Church of Satan, and a touring solo musician. As a mainstay in the independent music scene, his accomplishments towards music, journalism, and culture are documented in his bio.
Ethel Lynn Oxide
Adopting her moniker from her roller derby career, Ethel Lynn Oxide learned vocal training at an early age through her involvement in acapella choirs. Motivated by an interest in obscure and forgotten instruments, Ethel taught herself the musical saw. The Wedding Funeral showcases this as well as her multi-instrumental talents.