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Burning Human

Formed: 1990
From: Troy, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Burning Human 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.

Burning Human Confirms Festival Appearance

Burning Human have confirmed that it will be taking place in the forthcoming 2011 editon of the Rock Your Face Off Fest. The second annual Rock Your Face Off Fest will be take place on Saturday March 5th, 2011 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
Revocation
Burning Human
Widow Sunday
Orwell
Hivesmasher
Tight Rope
n Dying Arms
Sirens
Nemecide
Pathogenic

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Burning Human Announces Home Town Show

Burning Human has issued the following announcement about playing a home town show:

"In the 15 plus years of Burning Human, we have NEVER played our hometown of Troy, NY. On December 4th, that is all about to change. This will also be your last chance to see Burning Human for a while, because we are going to concentrate on writing and recording our next CD. Don't miss this!"

The promotional poster for the show can also be viewed at this location.

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Burning Human Announces New Album Release Date

New York based extreme metal band Burning Human, which features Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner, has completed work on its debut album "Resurrection Through Fire." The record will be released on April 21, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). The band issued the following statement about the album:

"Resurrection Through Fire administers ten frighteningly intense tracks of underground death metal that inflict lethal doses of crushing brutality, relentless speed and blast-furnace vocal power with a surgical precision. The album was tracked at The Recording Company in New York with Tim Lynch and Rick Sullivan and was produced and mixed by famed metal guitarist James Murphy (Obituary, Death, Testament, Disincarnate) -- who also contributed a number of blistering guest guitar solos to the record -- at Florida’s SafeHouse Productions Studios. Resurrection through Fire’s artwork was designed by renowned metal artist Bjoern Goosses (Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Leng Tch'e, Zyklon)."

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Burning Human Announces Albany Show

Burning Human, the group featuring Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner, have announced a show in Albany, New York at Valentine's on July 19th. The show will be 18 years and over and doors open at 6:30 PM. The Final Sleep, Crimson Mask and Ruination will also be on the bill.

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Burning Human Post Another New Song Online

BURNING HUMAN, the resurrected death metal band featuring SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, has posted another newly recorded song, entitled "Chemical Experimentation", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Resurrection through Fire", which was mixed by legendary guitarist James Murphy (OBITUARY, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DISINCARNATE, CANCER, KONKHRA).

As previously reported, BURNING HUMAN has announced the addition of second guitarist Mike Stack to the group's ranks. "Mike has played in a number of local Troy/Albany, NY metal and hardcore bands since the early '90s, including local legends DYING BREED and POLITICS OF CONTRABAND," BURNING HUMAN writes in a statement. "Mike currently plays guitar in THE FINAL SLEEP, and plans to continue his double duty between both bands.

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Burning Human Post Another New Song Online

BURNING HUMAN, the resurrected death metal band featuring SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, has posted another newly recorded song, entitled "Self-Inflicted Crucifixion", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's forthcoming debut album, "Resurrection through Fire", which was mixed by legendary guitarist James Murphy (OBITUARY, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DISINCARNATE, CANCER, KONKHRA).

In other news, BURNING HUMAN has announced the addition of second guitarist Mike Stack to the group's ranks. "Mike has played in a number of local Troy/Albany, NY metal and hardcore bands since the early '90s, including local legends DYING BREED and POLITICS OF CONTRABAND," BURNING HUMAN writes in a statement. "Mike currently plays guitar in THE FINAL SLEEP, and plans to continue his double duty between both bands. More...

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Jason Bittner Resurrects Death Metal Project

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has resurrected his previous band BURNING HUMAN and is currently rehearsing and writing for a studio session in late February. The group's debut album is not expected to surface until late summer at the earliest.

In the latter half of the 1990s, BURNING HUMAN was a deathcore/death metal four-piece from the "Capital District" region of New York (Albany, Troy, Schenectady). Ignited in 1995, BURNING HUMAN's lineup consisted of Bittner (currently in SHADOWS FALL, ex-STIGMATA, CRISIS) on drums, Jason Sunkes (currently in DEAD RABBITS, ex-STIGMATA) on guitar, Jay VanDervoort on bass, and Jonah Radaelli on vocals.

Shortly after forming, BURNING HUMAN recorded and released a seven-song demo tape titled "Death is Mercy". These songs were later released on a compilation CD titled "We the People: A Compilation of Upstate NY's Hardest" with three other bands from the Troy/Albany, New York area (WAR-TIME MANNER, POLITICS OF CONTRABAND, DYING BREED). Although the band never issued a full-length album, a number of additional tracks were recorded and released on various compilation CDs, including a song called "Hazards to Humans" on a sampler titled "Capitol Punishment" in 1997. In addition, two songs — "As Good As Dead" and "Tormented Mind" — were featured on the "Frozen Dawn IV" compilation CD in 1998, and "Self-Inflicted Crucifixion" appeared on "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" in 1998.

For more information visit their myspace page.

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