Definitely family first! Its just a real shame.
They came back better than ever after Darran left but I just feel Ryan's gonna be a hard gap to fill for the band. I always thought his screaming was pretty distinctive. I'm meant to be seeing them Saturday and hopefully Ryan will be there for a last show.
It must have been pretty sudden news as Ryan was with the band recording the new album which is meant to be coming out this fall. As for whos doing the screaming now? Who knows. Theres been no news on Pat (the new drummer) taking over the roles there.
Either way I have a lot of respect for Funeral as they were one of the first heavier bands I got into when I was younger and pretty much paved way for the Post-Hardcore scene here in the UK.