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Formed: 1999
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Burnt By The Sun News

Below is our complete Burnt By The Sun 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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Burnt By The Sun Announces New York City Show

NJ metal band BURNT BY THE SUN has announced their first US show in support of their latest album, "Heart Of Darkness." The Brooklyn Vegan/1000 Knives presented show will take place just before the band’s first ever and last-ever European tour in early October. Check out the tour dates below. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Streaming Full Album

Relapse band Burnt By The Sun announced they're now streaming their album, "Heart of Darkness" in its entirety. You can listen here. "Heart of Darkness" is scheduled to release Aug 18.

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Burnt By The Sun Posts New Track Online

BURNT BY THE SUN have posted a new track, "There Will Be Blood," from their new full length album, "Heart Of Darkness." "There Will Be Blood" can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page along with "Inner Station" and "F-Unit." "Heart Of Darkness" is set for an August 18th North American release date, August 24th internationally and will be available on CD, limited edition LP, and a limited edition deluxe CD/DVD set that includes all of the band's official music and live videos plus behind the scenes footage shot during the making of "Heart Of Darkness." More...

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Burnt By The Sun Announces New Album Release Date

Burnt By The Sun has issued the following update about their upcoming album:

"Burnt By The Sun has returned with the staggering new and final album 'Heart of Darkness'. 'Heart of Darkness' pushes every aspect of this legendary band to the limit: crushing riffs rain down like cement blocks, drums explode like gunfire and strident vocals howl against a modern dystopian society that besets us all, echoing the music's sonic sentiment. BURNT BY THE SUN saved their best for last.

"Ltd. Ed. Version comes packaged in an O-card with a DVD detailing the making of 'Heart of Darkness', exclusive behind-the-scenes moments and featuring all the bands official music and live videos. This is strictly limited to 1000 copies!

"U.S. Release date is: 8/18/2009"

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Burnt By The Sun Posts New Song Online

BURNT BY THE SUN have posted a second advance track, “Inner Station,” from their new full length album "Heart Of Darkness." “Inner Station” can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page along with “F-Unit” and a preview of the "Heart Of Darkness" artwork. The brand new track is also available now as an exclusive advance download via the Relapse Records Contamination 2009 Itunes digital album. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Posts New Studio Video Online

Burnt By The Sun have posted a fourth video clip shot during the recording sessions for upcoming third full-length album "Heart Of Darkness." The video can be viewed below.

The web episode was produced by Ronen Kauffman of IssueOriented.com. "Heart Of Darkness," the follow-up to 2003’s "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good," was recorded at Trax East Recording Studios with producer Eric Rachel. A summer release date is expected. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Posts Third Studio Video Online

NJ metallers, BURNT BY THE SUN, have posted a third video clip shot during the recording sessions for their third full-length album, "Heart Of Darkness" online now at this location. The webisode was produced by Ronen Kauffman of IssueOriented.com. "Heart Of Darkness," the follow-up to 2003's "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good," was recorded at Trax East Recording Studios with producer Eric Rachel (HATEBREED, THE RED CHORD, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, A LIFE ONCE LOST). A late spring or early summer release date is expected. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Posts New Recording Video Online

Burnt By The Sun has posted a second video of their recording sessions for their upcoming album "Heart of Darkness." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Posts In-Studio Footage

BURNT BY THE SUN have posted a brief video feature, shot while recording their long-awaited third full-length album "Heart Of Darkness" this past week at Trax East Recording Studios. The web episode, which you can view below, was produced by Ronen Kauffman of IssueOriented.com. "Heart Of Darkness," the follow-up to 2003’s The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good, is being recorded with producer Eric Rachel (HATEBREED, THE RED CHORD, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, A LIFE ONCE LOST). A late spring / early summer release date is expected.

BURNT BY THE SUN posted a demo track, “F-Unit”, from Heart Of Darkness online via the band’s MySpace page. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Recording New Album

Relapse Records has issued the following update about Burnt By The Sun recording a new album:

"BURNT BY THE SUN (Mike Olender – vocals, Dave Witte – drums, John Adubato – guitar, Nick Hale – guitar, Ted Patterson – bass) have entered Trax East Recording Studios in New Jersey to begin work on their long-awaited third full-length album, Heart Of Darkness. Heart Of Darkness, the follow-up to 2003’s The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good, is being recorded with producer Eric Rachel (HATEBREED, THE RED CHORD, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, A LIFE ONCE LOST). A late spring / early summer release date is expected.

"BURNT BY THE SUN recently posted a demo track, “F-Unit”, from Heart Of Darkness online via the band’s MySpace page. A visual preview of the track can also be found here."

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Burnt By The Sun Posts New Demo Track

BURNT BY THE SUN has posted the first demo track, “F-Unit,” from their long-awaited third full-length on their MySpace page. A visual preview of the track can also be found below.

BURNT BY THE SUN will enter the studio in early 2009 to record this yet-untitled follow up to 2003’s "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good." The band’s most recent recorded works, “Goliath,” appeared on a split 7” with labelmates CAR BOMB. “Goliath” can also be heard now via the band’s MySpace while more information on the split can be found here. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from New Jersey-based metalcore act BURNT BY THE SUN entitled “Goliath” online over at their official MySpace page.

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Burnt By The Sun Records New Material

New Jersey quintet Burnt By The Sun recently logged time in Belford, New Jersey's Wet Side Studio with engineer Mike Hill to record their first new material in over three years.

The recording marks Burnt By The Sun's (Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte, guitarists John Adubato and Nick Hale, bassist Ted Patterson, vocalist Mike Olender) first foray into a recording studio since 2003's "The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good," as well as Hale's debut on second guitar with the band.
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The band recorded several tracks, including a brand new song titled "Goliath" and a new version of "When Corporations Rule Your Mom" (originally released on Ferret Music as part of a split release with Luddite Clone). "Goliath" will see a fall release via Relapse Records as part of a split 7" with New York's Car Bomb.

The writing of the new Burnt By The Sun album will continue through the winter for a projected late-2007 release.

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Birds of Prey Sign To Relapse Records

BIRDS OF PREY has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, Weight of the Wound.

BIRDS OF PREY is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) and Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT / ex-THROTTLEROD) on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of GWAR) this past December to record Weight of the Wound.

Leslie comments; "”Excited" isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am waaaaaayyy into "Weight Of The Wound" being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an "old school" type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote MORRIAH, let the sword descend.”

Weight of the Wound is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.

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Maryland Deathfest IV Running Order Released

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have issued the following update:

Greetings everyone. As already stated, ENGORGED and BURNT BY THE SUN have cancelled their appearance at MDF. The replacements for these 2 bands are CATTLE DECAPITATION (California) and ALARUM (Australia).

Now that the replacements have been announced, the running order for each day has been posted. Doors open at 11:50 AM and bands start at 12:20 PM. Stay tuned for more information regarding the MDF pre-fest show. More...

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Final Bands Confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IV

The final 14 bands that have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest IV. The festival takes place on May 27 and May 28, 2006 at SONAR in Baltimore, MD. Doors will open slightly earlier compared to last year and advance tickets will go on sale through the web site on January 5th. The final 14 bands just confirmed are:

Dismember - SWEDEN
Vital Remains - RHODE ISLAND
Haemorrhage - SPAIN
Pungent Stench - AUSTRIA
Unholy Grave - JAPAN
Disfear - SWEDEN
Severe Torture - NETHERLANDS
Anata - SWEDEN
Skinless - NEW YORK
WTN - SINGAPORE
Mesrine - CANADA
Catheter - COLORADO
Quills - MARYLAND
Embryonic Cryptopathia - MASSACHUSETTS

Bands previously confimed for MDF IV include:

Necrophagist - GERMANY
Demilich - FINLAND
Machetazo - SPAIN
Butcher ABC - JAPAN
Sanity's Dawn - GERMANY
Rompeprop - NETHERLANDS
Cliteater - NETHERLANDS
Gorgasm - ILLINOIS
Embalmer - OHIO
Yacoepsae - GERMANY
Engorged - OREGON
Burnt By The Sun - NEW JERSEY
Municipal Waste - VIRGINIA
Cenotaph - TURKEY
Mucupurulent - GERMANY
Total Fucking Destruction - PESNNSYLVANIA
Beneath The Massacre - CANADA
Electro Quarterstaff - CANADA

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Burnt by the Sun To Reunite For Final Album

Burnt by the Sun's original line-up, including recently departed vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte, will be reuniting (along with new guitarist Nick Hale) to write a final album for Relapse Records in 2006. After over a year of patting back and forth on the prospects for a reunion, the band has decided to work around conflicting schedules, careers and family obligations to write another record.

"After hearing the new material and thinking about what could be done, the feelings of leaving something unfinished made themselves very present and also re-confirmed the lost connection between us, said Witte. “I am happy that we have grown in the time that has past and will be able to finish what we started."

With Witte now based in Richmond and constantly on tour with Municipal Waste and Melt Banana, and Olender having limiting career obligations and commitments to Nora and For the Love Of, the band is going to do what it takes to satisfy its needs for a final record.

Fans can expect a conceptual continuation of the last record but much heavier music, in the spirit of the older material. "Frankly, the new material knocked me out," added Olender. "It is layered, dark and very heavy. It is music that speaks of the times we’re in."

Recording is expected in 2006. So far, one new track, "Tacolypse Now", has been written. The record will also feature a re-recorded track from the split ep with Luddite Clone.

Matt Bayles will once again be producing the band.

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Burnt By The Sun Part With Drummer

Burnt By The Sun have parted ways with drummer Brandon Thomas, who joined the group a year ago following the departure of Dave Witte. According to the band, "Brandon is a great friend and has been for many years, but the scheduling just did not work." Details regarding a replacement haven't been disclosed.

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Burnt By The Sun Completes New Lineup

Burnt By The Sun have now solidified their new lineup. As you may recall, vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte left the group last September. As reported a few weeks later, the group quickly added drummer Brandon Thomas (Ripping Corpse, etc.) to their line-up. Fast forward nearly a year, and Burnt By The Sun has announced the addition of vocalist Nate Johnson (Premonitions Of War, Deadwater Drowning) and guitarist Nick Hale (ex-Premonitions Of War). The band is currently writing material for an EP, which will be available later this year. Meanwhile, a brief East Coast tour is being planned.

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Soilwork Explain Aggressive Fest Cancellation

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Maybe some of you guys have seen on Blabbermouth that we've cancelled the show on 'Aggressive Music Festival' in Glen Falls, NY. It came to our knowledge yesterday that our drummer Dirk Verbeuren can't make it to the show since he's playing a festival in Finland (Tuska Open Air) with his other band SCARVE and somehow his flight got cancelled and there was no other flights available that day … This really sucks and we really want to appologize for this, especially for such short notice..

"Mr. David Witte (ex-BURNT BY THE SUN etc.) will fill in for Dirk on the first show on Ozzfest. We're rehearsing right now and he's really doing an awesome job…

"We'll see you in Boston on Friday!!"

As previously reported, New Jersey's GOD FORBID will be taking the place of SOILWORK at the second annual Aggressive Music Festival, set to take place on Saturday, July 16 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glen Falls, NY.

SOILWORK are currently promoting their latest CD, "Stabbing the Drama", available now on Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Figure Number Five" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro and Dug-Out Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).

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