The End Records

These Are They


After a long hiatus, Chicago Death Metal Project, THESE ARE THEY, retool and resurface with the announcement of their third full-length release with The End Records/Unruly Sounds titled, At the Feast of Seven Funerals, out November 18th 2014.

In addition to the core writing team of vocalist, Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom), guitarist Steve Nicholson (Formerly of Novembers Doom) and guitarist Justin Jurgevich (Formerly of Hurtlocker), the band now includes bassist Mike Flaherty (Formerly of Loudmouth) and drummer Tony Bettenhausen (Formerly of Hurtlocker).

Encompassing a faster and more aggressive approach than previous efforts, At the Feast of Seven Funerals, pushes the band forward in its experimentation, musicianship and overall production.

“Disposing of Betrayers was a big leap forward for us, defining our own sound. With At the Feast of Seven Funerals, we wanted to take a step further into the aggression, and to stand out among our peers. I believe we succeeded in this. Following a concept driven album like the past releases, At the Feast of Seven Funerals deals with the American West in the 1800’s, as the concept and story was conceived through the mind of Steven Nicholson. This is pure old school CHICAGO DEATH METAL.” – Paul Kuhr

Recorded at Bell City Sound Studios in Racine, Wisconsin, the engineering behind the album was handled once again by Chris Djuricic with mixing and mastering duties being delegated to Sweden’s Dan Swanö of Unisound Studios.


Tony Bettenhausen (drums), Mike Flaherty (bass), Stephen Nicholson (guitar), Paul Kuhr (vocals), Justin Jurgevich (guitar)