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Burden of a Day

Formed: 2004
From: Sarasota, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Burden of a Day news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Pit Stories: Failed Festival Backflip

Every week Metalunderground.com checks in with musicians and fans to get their most memorable Pit Stories. Today, drummer Will Green from Ohio act Set to Reflect shares the following story about an unfortunate fan failing to pull of a back flip during a Burden of a Day set at the Cornerstone festival:

July 2nd, 2009. It was the most humid 105 degree Illinois day I'd ever lived through, and being smashed together between the 20,000 people at Cornerstone festival was not helping the already over-heated situation. I noticed one extremely lanky, yet absurd kid as I stood on the edge of the pit and watched everyone throw down to Burden of a Day. He was pulling out all the moves. Picking up the change, Windmills, spin kicks... you name it, he was performing it. The band's fantastic live presence only escalated the energy in the pit, and by midway through the show, he was acting more insane than anyone I've seen to this day. That was when it happened...

The next thing I know, the kid is jumping near the edge of the stage and doing a back-flip off... at least, half of a back-flip. As he landed awkwardly, you could see the bone pop out of his leg. His shin acted as if it were a third knee, and the look of shock on his face said it all. It was apparent that no one there had ever seen anything so gruesome in real life, as it took a full minute for anyone to come to his aid due to the immediate surprise of what had just occurred.

Once we were done lifting him and helping him to the outskirts of the tent, the paramedics arrived and carted him off. The image, however, is forever burned into my memory.

Set to Reflect's latest EP "A New Path To Walk On" is out now through Standby Records. For more info on the band, head over to the Set to Reflect Facebook profile here.

Check back in next Tuesday for more mosh pit stories, and let us know your favorite story from a live show in the comments below.

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Evergreen Terrace Reveals New Album Details

Jacksonville, FL metal band Evergreen Terrace has announced the track listing for their upcoming full length, "Almost Home," due out September 29th on Metal Blade Records. Guitarist Josh James comments on the song titles, "We've always had a lot of pop culture references in our song titles and this record is no exception. Before we even started writing new songs we already have a list of titles from books, movies, and comedians. Half of the song titles on this record are pulled from the lyrics. The others are pop culture references that relate to the lyrical content." More...

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Monsters Of The Deep Tour Announced

The "Monsters Of The Deep Tour" will take place in August and feature With Blood Comes Cleansing, Vanna, The Banner, Across Five Aprils, A Plea For Purging, Burden Of A Day, and This Very Day. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/12 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
8/13 Wilmington, NC @ Luckys
8/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
8/15 Linthicum, MD @ St. Christophers
8/16 Manchester, NH @ Rockos
8/17 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8/18 Clinton, NJ @ Aquifer
8/20 N. Tonawanda, NY @ The American Legion
8/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
8/22 South Bend, IN @ RPMP
8/23 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
8/24 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
8/27 Tulsa, OK @ The Crush Lounge
8/28 Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/29 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/30 Houston, TX @ The Javajazz
8/31 Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

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Life In Your Way, Burden of A Day Tour Dates

Life In Your Way, Burden of A Day, For Today, and Means have announced the first batch of dates for their spring U.S. tour. Here are the latest tour dates:

4/9 Erie, PA @ Hi-Way Hose
4/10 Kettering, OH @ The Attic
4/11 Dover, OH @ Rock Bottom
4/12 Lexington, KY @ Beaumont Y
4/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
4/16 Cheyenne, WY @ The Warehouse
4/17 Salt Lake, UT @ The Outer Rim
4/19 Tacoma, WA @ Viaduct
4/26 Bell, CA @ Bell Church

dates w/ In Fear & Faith
5/1 San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
5/2 Bridge City, TX @ House of Rock
5/3 Ridgeland, MS @ Highland Colonly Baptist
5/4 Mobile, AL @ The Mug
5/6 Southport, FL @ Southport Community Center
5/7 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/8 Cocoa, FL @ The Anvil
5/9 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
5/11 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Lounge
5/12 Lynchburg, VA @ Tree of Life
5/13 Linthicum, MD @ St. Christopher's Church
5/15 Clinton, NJ @ Aquifer Music Venue
5/16 Manchester, NH @ Rockos

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The Binary Code Book More Dates

New Jersey technical metallers, The Binary Code, line up the following shows:

1.23.08 w/ Oh Sleeper, Burden of a Day @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
2.05.08 Chubby’s w/ bands TBA in Redbank, NJ
2.22.08 Bands TBA in Bath, PA
2.23.08 w/ Oh Sleeper, Life In Your Way @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
2.29.08 w/ Bubbles & more @ Mainstage
3.03.08 w/ Beneath the Massacre, Tony Danza, Born of Osiris @ Mainstage
3.11.08 w/ White Chapel, Impending Doom @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
3.14.08 w/ A Life Once Lost, Arsis, Skeletonwitch @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ
4.25.08 w/ Heaven Shall Burn & the Ghost Inside @ Mainstage Pompton Lakes, NJ

For more information check out their Myspace page

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Inked In Blood, Burden Of A Day Tour Dates

Inked In Blood and Burden Of A Day will tour together for a month later this fall. Here are the tour dates:

10/3 Ocala,FL @ The Capital
10/4 Tampa,FL @ Transistions art gallary
10/5 Valdosta,GA @ Vito's Rock N Roll Pizzeria
10/6 Jackson,MS @ Reservoir Fire Station
10/7 Memphis,TN @ The Dregs
10/9 Rolla,MO @ Zero Five
10/10 Tulsa,OK @ The Factory
10/11 Burleson,TX @ The Party Barn
10/12 Houston,TX @ Venue TBA
10/13 San Antonio,TX @ The Underground
10/14 Abilene,TX @ Rosa Park Community Center
10/17 Bakersfield,CA @ The Dome
10/18 Ventura,CA @ The Alpine
10/19 Downey,CA @ The Epic Lounge
10/21 Santa Rosa,CA @ Chops
10/25 Jefferson,SD @ Jefferson Community Center
10/26 Buffalo,MN @ The Vault
10/27 Hobart,IN @ Cressmore Country Club
10/28 Decatur,IL @ Wake The Dead Cafe
10/29 Evansville,IN @ Club 1123
10/30 Louisville,KY @ Venue TBA
10/31 Paintsville,KY @ Memories
11/1 Kettering,OH @ The Attic
11/2 Mansfield,OH @ Ontario Christian Church
11/3 Elkhart,IN @ His Place

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Burden Of A Day Signs To Rise Records

Rise Records has announced the signing of Florida Christian hardcore/screamo band Burden of a Day. The band is to enter the studio with Joey Sturgis in November for a Spring 2008 full length. You can check out some of Burden of a Day's material on their MySpace page.

As previously reported, Burden of a Day added long-time friend and brother of their other guitarist, Mike Sommers, when former guitarist Bryan Honhart left the band earlier this year.

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Burden Of A Day Announce New Guitarist

Following the departure of guitarist Bryan Honhart, BURDEN OF A DAY have announced the addition of Mike Sommers to their line-up to fill the vacancy. Sommers has been a longtime friend of the band, having played numerous shows alongside BURDEN OF A DAY with his previous endeavor RILEY VS. AUBREY. Sommers is also the brother of the band's other guitarist Josh Sommers.

In related news, BURDEN OF A DAY will be performing at Blood & Ink Fest alongside labelmates XLOOKING FORWARDX, WIDOWS & ORPHANS, BESIEGED, and SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER, which will also feature noted speaker Jay Bakker. Blood & Ink Fest is scheduled to take place in Virginia Beach, VA on April 21st at Club Relevant.

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Blood & Ink Fest 2007 Details Revealed

Blood & Ink Records has announced the lineup for their annual Blood & Ink Fest 2007. The show will be held at the following location:

Saturday, April 21st
Club Relevant
929 Level Green Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Doors open at 6:00 PM

The following bands are scheduled to perform:

Burden Of A Day
The Gentleman Homicide
Saints Never Surrender
Widows & Orphans
xLooking Forwardx

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Blood & Ink Records Signs Burden of a Day

Blood & Ink Records has announced the signing of Sarasota, Florida's BURDEN OF A DAY. Formed in early 2004, the band has already successfully completed both American and European tours and will enter the studio in late 2005/early 2006 for an as of yet unnamed album, tentatively planned for a May 2006 release. BURDEN OF A DAY, continuing in their tradition of relentless touring, will be playing a number of shows in and out of Florida in the coming months:

10.01 Palmetto, FL @ Olympia Theatre
10.14 Bradenton, FL @ The Edge
10.15 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
10.22 Lakeland, FL @ First Presbyrterian Church
10.28 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10.29 Miami, FL @ Kaffe Krystal
11.01 Lynchburg, VA @ Elon Ruritan Club
11.02 Dayton, OH @ The Night Owl
11.04 Lafeyette, IN @ Sacred Grounds
11.05 Goshen, IN @ The Post

In the meantime, samplings of BURDEN OF A DAY's music can be heard on their MySpace page.

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