|Origin||Half Moon Bay, California|
|Genres||Screamo, emo, post-rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitars, drums|
|Labels||Numerous record labels|
|Associated acts||Sterling Says
...Who Calls So Loud
Portraits of Past
Living War Room
|Past members||Seth Babb
Sean O' Shea
Funeral Diner (1998–2007) was a screamo band from Half Moon Bay, California, located near San Francisco, playing self-described "screamy, chaotic, melodic hardcore." During their last few years, the band established a strong cult fanbase through a near constant string of releases and a touring schedule during which they visited the United States, Europe, and Japan.
The band had a large catalog of splits and compilation tracks on various records. They rarely pressed CDs, and kept many of their releases in limited quantities and one-time pressings, jumping from label to label, though their last few major recordings were released by Alone Records. Their most recent full-length, The Underdark, was issued on Alone in 2005.
Members of the band were previously affiliated with other groups such as Nexus Six, Portraits of Past, Living War Room, Lost Ground, Sheep Squeeze, and Takaru. After the breakup, members have gone on to form Stirling Says, ...Who Calls So Loud, Pills, and Lemonade.
Though rooted in first wave emo, hardcore emo and early screamo characteristics, the band later included elements of post-rock. Funeral Diner's albums have attracted significant coverage from rock press outlets.
- Seth Babb: vocals
- Dan Bajda: guitar/vocals
- Matthew Bajda: drums
- Dave Mello: guitar
- Ben Steidel: bass
- Sean O' Shea: bass
- Rob Beckstrom: bass
- Andy Radin: bass
- Phil Benson: vocals
|2002||Difference Of Potential||LP edition limited to 1000 black colored copies|
|2005||The Underdark||First issued through Alone Records in April 2005 on CD and vinyl formats. First vinyl pressing included black and clear vinyl, 1200 copies of the black vinyl and an unknown amount of copies of the clear vinyl. In 2015, to celebrate the album's tenth anniversary, Repeater Records reissue the album on grey colored vinyl, 524 copies total.|
||First released in August 2002 on CD format through Sorry Records. Later reissued on CD and 10" vinyl formats in 2004 through Alone Records with different artwork and an extra track.|
||10" edition issued through both LilacSky Records and Audio Is A War. CD edition, issued by Cosmic Note Records, includes different artwork and extra remixed versions of Funeral Diner tracks appended to the end.|
|2006||Bag Of Holding
||Tour edition EP released as a home burned 3" CD. Edition of 75, all copies handnumbered.|
||CD edition independently released by the band for their 2007 Japan tour. The single-sided 12" edition was released between Vendetta Records and Adagio830 in Germany. This edition included different artwork from the CD edition and was released in edition of 600 black colored copies.|
|1999||Nexus Six/Funeral Diner
||Edition of 1000 black colored copies. Split with Nexus Six.|
|2000||The World Of Forms
||Edition of 1000 black colored copies, 50 of which came packaged in hand stamped sleeves. Split with Staircase.|
|2001||The Shivering/Funeral Diner
||Edition of 600 handnumbered black colored copies. Split with The Shivering.|
|2002||A Split Seven Inch
||Three pressings total: 525 make up the first, 440 for the second, and 520 for the third, all of which adding up to 1485 black colored vinyl copies total. The second and third pressings where handnumbered. Split with Zann.|
|2003||Music Inspired By Rites Of Spring Part One
||Rites of Spring tribute 7" split with The Saddest Landscape. Edition of 780 black colored copies.|
|2003||Dead City/Funeral Diner
||1000 black colored copies and about 140 test pressings. About 130 of the test pressings where sold by Dead City on tour with unique artwork and inserts. About 12 copies where packaged in manilla envelopes and had artwork done by Dan Davis of Kodan Armada. Including these two "artwork variations", about 6 different variations of artwork exist for this release. Split with Dead City.|
|2004||I Just Want To Feel This Way Forever
||First issued as a CD through Falling Leaves in 2004. Reissued on 10" vinyl format through Somberlain with alternative artwork in 2005 as an edition of 675: 340 black, 335 mint-green. Split with Evylock.|
|2004||A Seven Inch Split
||Edition of 1030 copies: 570 black, 460 champagne clear. 141 of the black copies where handnumbered European tour editions, and 123 of the clear copies were handnumbered as well. All copies of the split where pressed on thick 70 gram vinyl. Split with Raein.|
|2004||Welcome The Plague Year/Funeral Diner
||2000 copies total: 1000 blue, 700 black, 200 clear, and 100 white. Split with Welcome The Plague Year.|
||Released in edition of 1000: 800 black, 200 grey. All copies where actually single-sided with etching all over the B-side and some even on the A-side. Split with Ampere.|
|2003||Three Sides Dead
||Compilation album composed of all of Funeral Diner's tracks from their splits with Nexus Six, Staircase, and The Shivering.|
||Tour edition homeburned CD-R, edition of 200. Sold through the band's 2003 European tour. Compilation composed of tracks that will later appear on their splits with Evylock, Raein, and Welcome The Plague Year.|
|2003||Inspiration From Forest
|2004||A Sequel Of A Story||"This Truly Is God's Country"|
|2006||The Emo Apocalypse
|2008||Droning Earth Vol. 4
- Bio, funeraldiner.com. Accessed June 10th, 2009.
- Biography, 32brinkster.com. Accessed July 15, 2007.
- Biography, SXSW. Accessed July 15, 2007.
- Review of The Wicked. Delusions of Adequacy, April 15, 2005. Accessed November 7, 2008.
- Review of The Wicked. Decapolis, September 28, 2004. Accessed November 7, 2008.
- Review of The Underdark. Aversion.com. Accessed November 8, 2008.
- Mat Hocking, Review of The Underdark. Drowned in Sound. Accessed November 8, 2008.
- Stewart Mason, Review of The Underdark. Allmusic.
- Joe Davenport, Review of The Underdark. Delusions of Adequacy, April 15, 2005. Accessed July 15, 2007.