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Burn In Silence

From: Boston, MA, United States
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Latest Burn In Silence News

Below is our complete Burn In Silence 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Death Ray Vision Explodes In Boston

Nothing spices up a shitty, rainy afternoon like a good, old-fashioned metal show. And it’s even better when said daytime metal show includes some bonafide rock stars kicking complete ass in an intimate venue.

That’s just what unfolded in the dank, dark confines of Church in the shadows of Boston’s Fenway Park this past Saturday when Brian Fair of Shadows Fall and Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage shattered the day’s doldrums with an hour of thrashy punk with their new side project Death Ray Vision.

The pair of old friends, joined by KsE/Seemless guitarist Pete Cortese, Cannae drummer Colin Conway and newcomer Zack Wells also on guitar, unveiled the new band a couple weeks ago at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass.

But this was their first show in Boston and it was a throwback to the all-ages union hall shows where the band members started out. They chose heavily from their newly-released EP “Get Lost or Get Dead,” ripping through “Shatter Frames,” “Get Lost” and the punishing hardcore romp, “Not for Glory.” More...

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Burn In Silence Cancels Farewell Show

Boston Massachusetts based metal band, BURN IN SILENCE, have canceled their farewell show. The band issues the following explaination:
"Many apologies, but we have to cancel the farewell show. It saddens us just as much as you. Unfortunately there were too many complications in putting together the show. We have decided that we were not meant to have a last show, after many failed attempts."

"Thanks to everyone's support throughout the years. Please keep in touch. Looking forward to seeing all of you at shows. And hopefully we can continue to see you in our new bands. Please support Max and Al in Despised Icon, Chris in Acaro, and Jason and Wes in Your Pain Is Endearing. Thanks everyone, and once again, sorry we couldn't have one more night of destruction."

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Goratory Announce First Shows In Three Years

While they’re not playing in their other bands (ARSIS, DESPISED ICON, SEXCREMENT, etc.), Massachusetts-based brutal death metallers GORATORY have announced plans for two upcoming “reunion” shows:

“GORATORY is confirmed for NRW Deathfest in Germany on Sept 19-20th. We will also be booking one US show in Boston which we are working on right now. This is gonna be our first time playing live in over 3 years and we wont be able to get back together for a while after so come on out and party!!”

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Burn In Silence Call It A Day

BURN IN SILENCE vocalist Chris Harrell has issued the following update:

"It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the end of Burn In Silence.

"This band has had the great opportunity to play shows all across the country with great bands and in front of great people. I want to thank every musician who helped to make Burn In Silence what it was no matter how long they were in the band. I will continue to keep our MySpace page updated as to let you guys know what is going on with the former members.

"Thank you all very much for your love and support over the past years, through the good and the bad you put a smile on my face every day knowing that we had people that cared about this band!

"We will never forget you guys and all the love.

"Sincerely and always, Chris and all of Burn In Silence."

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Burn In Silence Tour Dates

Burn In Silence will be on the road this month, primarily on the West Coast. Here are the tour dates:

8/13 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Factory
8/14 Dallas, TX @ Tom Cats
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Cerberus
8/17 Sacramento, CA @ Kennell Club
8/18 Eureka, CA @ Eureka Community Center
8/20 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
8/21 Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
8/22 Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
8/23 Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
8/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/25 Las Vegas, NV @ Emergency Room
8/26 Ceres, CA @ Spiritz
8/28 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
8/31 Riverside, CA @ The Vibe

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Burn In Silence to Tour the West Coast

BURN IN SILENCE is hitting the road featuring their new line-up. The band is eager to meet up with friends Better Left Unsaid and Legacy of Pain as they march through the West Coast. The BURN IN SILENCE set will feature tracks from the band's debut album Angel Maker, released on Prosthetic Records. Come see their highly energetic live show this summer as BURN IN SILENCE makes their way through your city.

All dates are available here.

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Burn In Silence Confirm New Members

Burn In Silence has officially announced the addition of three new members. Here's their statement:

"[We] would like to take this opportunity to introduce the new members of Burn In Silence. Those of you who saw us on the $2 Brawler tour have already met and embraced these new members and we thank all of you for making them feel like family.

First let me thank Rob for taking the time to learn the songs(no easy feat) and helping us by doing the Brawler tour and our show this past Sat. Although he will not be able to be our full-time drummer, he is and will be family in our minds and our hearts from here on out.

We would like to please welcome James Roseberry (from Dalls TX) on guitar, Pete Barquet also on guitar, and Andy on bass. As many of you know this is not an easy life to lead, and these guys gave up everything to help in our quest to bring this music to as many people as possible. As most of you know we are on the hunt for a full time drummer, and as soon as the position is filled we will be booking like crazy. For info on booking us please contact us or our booking agent at Thunderdome Touring. We have some very exciting things on tap for the summer and can't wait to get back out to see all of you. To all of our family across the country and the world, you are all the support we need and more love we could ever hope for!"

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Prosthetic Records Starts Selling Metal Ringtones

Prosthetic Records has just finished uploading a bunch of new exclusive ringtones from Beneath The Massacre, Byzantine, The Funeral Pyre and Year of Desolation along with all the other ringtones from Burn In Silence, Cannae, Light This City and Through The Eyes of the Dead. Cruise over to their home at Musicane right now to scoop them all up for the price of $1.99.

Ringtones are only available there and they're sure to rock your phone. Full previews are available so you can check them out before you buy!

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Despised Icon Announce New Guitarist

DESPISED ICON have posted the following update:

“After going though tons of audition videos, we’d like to introduce our new guitarist; from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Al Glassman (Goratory, ex-Burn In Silence). Al learned and played the songs perfectly but most of all, he’s an awesome dude and we’re glad to have him as a guitarist and as a friend. He joined us on our latest Canadian tour and proved to us and to the rest of the crowd that he’s the perfect guy for the band. Thumbs up!

We just got home from our Canadian tour. Almost every single show was sold out! We hadn’t toured home in while and we’d like to thank everyone that showed up for making this a memorable experience. Our plane for Europe leaves tomorrow! This will be our first time touring overseas and we can’t wait to see what it’s like. We hope to see you there.”

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The $2 Brawler Tour Details and Tour Dates

BURN IN SILENCE, LIGEIA, THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS, and APIARY are taking part in the $2 Brawler Tour. The press release reads:

"Remember the days when a band played in your town for spare change? Back when just enough cash to buy gas and food was all they wanted in return for a killer show with the mere love of the music fueling the room? Now, Monster Energy Drink and 4 hardworking, dedicated metal bands are bringing those days back!"

"Starting on February 9th in Dover, New Hampshire, LIGEIA, BURN IN SILENCE, THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS and APIARY are returning their appreciation to the loyal music lovers by asking next to nothing for a night of high-octane metal and good music-loving company. A mere $2.00 at the door gets you over 4 hours of brutal, intense, street aggressive metal, without burning a hole in your wallet."

"Finally. A tour with the music and the fans in mind, not the money!"

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Metalunderground.com's Best of 2006 Awards

Having wrapped up a truly landmark year in metal, we are going to reflect on what made it such a good year by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks from 2006. As in previous years, I’ve polled the entire staff here at metalunderground.com about their favorite albums of last year. This year we've also added a new category for “Best DVD of 2006”

Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2006, Best Metal DVD of 2006, Best Metal Newcomer of 2006, Best Live Act of 2006, and Most Anticipated Release for 2007. More...

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Arsis Drummer Departs Band

Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne, a founding member of the group, has left the band for personal reasons. He has tentatively been replaced by Darren Cesca (Burn In Silence, Goratory).

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Burn In Silence Guitarist Rushed To ER

BURN IN SILENCE have posted the following update:

"Mike was rushed to the Emergency Room late last night, early this morning, and the doctors told us that he has Walking Pnemonia as well as Strep Throat. He's been given medication and we have sinced dropped him off at his house!!! Unfortunatley Mike will not be able to finish the MISERY INDEX tour. As of right now we are gonna try and finish this tour with just Alan on guitar!! We apologise to all of you that were coming out to see the full line up!! Obviously this is out of our control and we cant' really do anything about the situation, other then try to finish the tour!! Please everyone keep Mike in your thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery. We will let you know tomorrow if were gonna continue on the MISERY INDEX tour!!"

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Burn In Silence Unveil New Video

Massachusetts metal act BURN IN SILENCE has unveiled the first video from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Angel Maker.' Filmed in July with director Mike Wildt in Costa Mesa, Calif., the clip features a horror movie-inspired storyline along with performance footage of the album's lead track, "Lines From An Epitaph." The video can be viewed at the Prosthetic Records YouTube page, and details about the television video outlets debut will be available soon.

Currently on tour with labelmates Year of Desolation, BURN IN SILENCE - upon completing this tour - will join up with Misery Index, Intronaut and labelmates Yakuza for a run of dates from early November into December. Staying busy this year has been the name of the game for BURN IN SILENCE, the band has already toured heavily throughout 2006 alongside The Autumn Offering, Too Pure To Die, Black My Heart and headlining shows on their own, as well as appearing at Boston's annual Locobazooka festival alongside Alice In Chains, Buckcherry and Powerman 5000.

'Angel Maker' was recorded with producer Ken Susi (Unearth) in late 2005 and early 2006, with Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) handling mixing duties. The record is the follow-up to BURN IN SILENCE's self-released Pure As Your First Day EP. More...

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Intronaut's Complete Tour Schedule Detailed

Intronaut has solidified their upcoming touring plans, including stints with Misery Index and Yakuza. Here's the schedule:

10/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
10/24 Reno, NV @ The Fourteenth Ward
10/26 Denver, CO @ Lions Lair
10/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Points East Pub
10/30 Detroit, MI @ The Belmont
10/31 Jamestown, NY@ Reg Lenna Studio Theater More...

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Yakuza Confirm More Tour Dates

YAKUZA have secured several more live appearances before the end of the year, including an October appearance supporting fellow Chicagoans Pelican in Cleveland Heights, OH and a string of dates in November and December alongside Misery Index, Intronaut and labelmates BURN IN SILENCE. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

YAKUZA continues to support the critically-lauded ‘Samsara,’ the band’s Prosthetic Records debut, but will be road testing some new material the band has already written for a forthcoming record tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year. YAKUZA has already shared tour dates earlier this year with Dysrhythmia, Behold...The Arctopus, 3, Angel Eyes, The Number 12 Looks Like You, and The JonBenet, as well as appearance at the Eighth Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

YAKUZA on tour
10/16 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop (with Pelican, Sun God)

(with Misery Index, Intronaut, Burn In Silence)
11/22 Toledo, OH – Club Bijou
11/23 Columbus, OH – High Five
11/24 Akron, OH - Daily Double
11/26 Nashville, TN – The Muse
11/27 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
11/28 Charleston, SC – Village Tavern
11/29 Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s

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Burn In Silence Added To Misery Index Tour

Burn In Silence have been added to Misery Index's upcoming November 05th - November 24th touring plans. The run of shows will also feature Swarm Of The Lotus and Intronaut performing on nearly all stops as well. For those who have missed it, a full schedule can be found here.

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Burn In Silence, Year of Desolation To Tour

Fresh off a hugely successful appearance at Boston's Locobazooka 2006 festival, BURN IN SILENCE and Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will team up for a tour across America this fall. Currently gearing up for a month long run through the States, BURN IN SILENCE will meet up with label mates YEAR OF DESOLATION in mid-September and stick it out on the road together in November. Also teaming up with The Red Death and A Love Ends Suicide along the way, BURN IN SILENCE will continue to support the band's full length debut on Prosthetic Records, Angel Maker, having already toured heavily throughout the United States in 2006 alongside Black My Heart, Too Pure To Die, The Autumn Offering, and Jacknife.

Recently meeting up with director Mike Wildt, BURN IN SILENCE's debut video, for the track "Lines From An Epitaph" will make its debut online and at video outlets shortly. The band met up with Wildt in Costa Mesa, Calif. in July. Current, confirmed tour dates are as follows, and more shows will be announced as they are confirmed:

BURN IN SILENCE on tour: More...

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More Burn In Silence Tour Dates

New tour dates have just been added for Burn in Silence, Crematorium and Through the Eyes of the Dead. Be sure to check those out.

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Burn in Silence Post New Songs Online

Currently wrapping up their U.S. tour alongside The Autumn Offering, Prosthetic Records and Massachusetts-based sextet BURN IN SILENCE unleash the bands debut full-length, Angel Maker, today, July 25. Already dubbed a Bay State up-and-comer by the Boston Herald and hailed by Ruin magazine as "hands down, the best debut of the year", Angel Maker, which was recorded with producer Ken Susi (Unearth) and mixed by Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted), will prove to the metal masses BURN IN SILENCE is ready for battle.

A video was recently shot for the single Lines From An Epitaph with director Mike Wildt in Costa Mesa, California. The track can currently be heard in the BURN IN SILENCE e-card available here. In addition to the e-card, the tracks Embrace The Plague, Well Adjusted, and the albums title track, Angel Maker are available on the Prosthetic Records MySpace page.

BURN IN SILENCE will also be performing among the likes of Alice In Chains at the Locobazooka Festival on August 13, 2006. For more information please visit http://www.locobazooka.com.

(with The Autumn Offering)
7/24 San Antonio, TX Sanctuary (with Jacknife)
7/25 Houston, TX Java Jazz (with Jacknife)
7/26 Tulsa, OK Blue Dome Diner
7/27 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
7/28 Metropolis, IL Ezekiels
7/30 Detroit, MI TNTs

8/13 Boston, MA The Tweeter Center (Locobazooka Festival)

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