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Jill Funerus diagnosed with heart attack

by Brett Stevens
September 5, 2013 –

jill_funerusJill Funerus, wife and bandmate of Ibex Moon label head and Incantation guitarist John McEntee, and composer of songs for Funerus along with McEntee and Sam Inzerra on drums, has been diagnosed with a heart attack in response to recent health problems.

Funerus began in the early 1990s in Pennsylvania as a Swedish death metal-influenced doom-death band. Jill Daily, who uses the stage name Jill Funerus, went on to become the bassist for this band influenced by Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Obituary and Carcass.

After terminating in 1994, the band resurrected itself with a new line-up in the early 2000s, and with the help of John McEntee (Ibex Moon/Incantation), rose again in a new form and began gigging. The band are known for being professional and easy-going at the same time, in addition to making crushing grinding doomy music.

Our thoughts are will Jill, John and their family and friends at this time.

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5 comments

  • Hec

    I didn’t have the faintest clue who she is. But, after checking out their music, I’ve just become a fan of Funerus. Awesome stuff. Even though it’s not a band of mind-blowing originality and uniqueness, they don’t sound like copycats at all. The music feels honest, and it’s brutal as fuck. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I’m sorry about what’s going on with her. Hopefully she can recover and live a lot longer

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    1. fallot

      Absolutely, same here. Didnt expect to enjoy it at all, but you can smell the McEntee wafting from the middle track there (I expected someone to go… Christenninnngg at one point).

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  • Billie Z.

    Best thoughts and wishes are being sent to dear Jill. We’ve been friends for years and years, although we just reconnected. I was lucky enough to see her perform with Funerus this summer and if possible, I grew to love her even more. Get well soon, dear friend. I just got you back.

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  • EDS

    Indeed sad news. Jill and John are some of the most sincere spirits in the underground still. My thoughts go out to them and I wish her well and a speedy recovery.

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