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Burst To Break Up After U.S. Tour Dates

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Sweden's Burst has issued the following announcement about choosing to disband after their upcoming U.S. tour:

"We are glad to announce that Burst will embark on our first US tour immediately following our appearance at the intriguing Planet Caravan festival in Asheton, NC on september 19. The tour will go through to October 10. Half the tour Burst and opener Zoroaster will be gigging with the draconian French metal philosophers Gojira on their Metallica off-dates, half the tour we’ll do our own shows with Zoroaster.

"At the same time, we’d like to announce that our first US tour will also be our last. Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let Burst sleep.

"We will honor our commitments, play the planned No Budget fest in Larissa, Greece as well as the US tour, and a possible best-of show in Sweden in late fall. But after that and for the foreseeable future, Burst will lay down its arms. Whether it is definite or indefinite, we can’t say. Thus, in accordance with modern internet heavy metal news site lingo, we’ll call it an 'indefinite hiatus.'

"Burst have made music in this constellation for over ten years now, and while our creative urges remain intact, the energy and motivation it takes to be in a band that continues to grow and gets a lot of touring offers has slowly but continuously weakened over the last years. Why? Who knows.

"There are a million and one reasons why we haven't been able to reignite ourselves following the release of Lazarus Bird. We were so proud of that album, and we should have had all the power in the world within us. But something’s been missing. For a while now our band has been shaky, unmotivated and prone to a lot of internal discussions, and all that has sucked the energy out of us. That’s not how it should be.

"We guess the most significant reasons are that we have different views on what our band should be about, how much effort we are able and willing to put into it, as well as individual band members’ wish to prioritize other things in their respective lives. We are too proud of our band and our music to let it slowly wither or perhaps explode in a flurry of intra-band conflict. So, we’ll end it now amicably and avoid what could possibly turn into a less friendly split. We might have separate views and wills, but there is no animosity between us now.

"When you think about it, being in a rock band is a fucked up social experiment: five different persons are to agree on something as individual as creative visions AND have the personal chemistry to be able to spend a disproportionate amount of time together on tour buses and cramped backstage rooms. There are a lot of nasty smells to be digested, a lot of insane behavior to be handled, a lot of mundane issues to be solved.

"Burst is a shining example of this: being in this band is like being in a dysfunctional but loving family. There is a lot of love, and there are no huge egos - but there are a lot of strong opinions and disparate personalities that sometimes make it difficult to agree on where we are going. Burst has been the most important mission in our lives, but we have come to a point where we need to stop kicking the old, tired body.

"Kind of sad though. Burst has been central for us all for so long. But hell, there is a point in itself to drastically change the components of your life now and then, isn’t it? You might lose stuff that’s important to you, but you probably gain something new. If you never change, if you never risk anything, you don’t fucking live. Who knows, maybe we'll get together in a couple of years and make a new album. Given how we thrive when making music, the embers might start glowing again some time. With that said, we are super excited to play in Greece and FINALLY go to the US! We’d like to ask all fans to take this last opportunity to see Burst live - expect a band and a show in full power."

Burst's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

9/6 No Budget Festival Larissa (Lar’isa)
9/19 Planet Caravan festival w/ Clutch, Pentagram, Kylesa, Orange Goblin etc Asheville, North Carolina
9/20 The Sterling Hotel w/ Zoroaster Allentown, Pennsylvania
9/21 Music Hall Of Williamsburg w/ Gojira, Zoroaster Brooklyn, New York
9/22 Ottobar w/Gojira, Zoroaster Baltimore, Maryland
9/24 Masquerade w/Gojira, Zoroaster Atlanta, Georgia
9/25 The Hangar w/Gojira, Zoroaster New Orleans, Louisiana
9/26 Rock Bottom w/Zoroaster San Antonio, Texas
9/27 Warehouse Live w/Gojira, Zoroaster Houston, Texas
9/28 Club Dada w/Zoroaster Dallas, Texas
9/29 Red 7 w/Zoroaster Austin, Texas
10/1 Big Daddy’s w/Zoroaster Tallahassee, Florida
10/2 The Social w/Gojira, Zoroaster Orlando, Florida
10/3 The Brass Mug Tampa, Florida
10/5 Valarium w/Gojira, Zoroaster Knoxville, Tennessee
10/6 The Dojo w/Zoroaster Indianapolis, Indiana
10/7 Rave Bar w/Gojira, Zoroaster Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10/8 Blondie’s w/Zoroaster Detroit, Michigan
10/9 The Pearl Room w/Gojira, Zoroaster Mokena, Illinois

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1. 50bmg writes:

Wow that sucks! Their Lazarus Bird cd was awesome

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2. Chribbe writes:

Agree

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3. wilco writes:

sucks indeed
bunch of p***ys

# Jul 24, 2009 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ChrisTodd writes:

This is such a dissapointment. Lazurus Bird is a masterpiece. best metal album of 2008.

# Jul 25, 2009 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Wha the f***? I just found these guys a few weeks ago and they were awesome. Like if early Mastodon was heavier and faster, and a little bit more p***ed off. now they decide to break up? what the hell man.

# Jul 25, 2009 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. HE HE HE HE writes:

Rest assure...they sucked. Thank god its over

# Jul 26, 2009 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Peter writes:

Saw these guys opening for Mastodon in the UK in 2004. Awesome band. Will miss them, hope they return someday.

# Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WhylordWhy writes:

Guess they finally..uhhh.......Bursted.......wow that was weak sorry

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9. jeffdecay writes:

"At the same time, we’d like to announce that our first US tour will also be our last. Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let Burst sleep." uhh....wow....that story took a f***ing swerve. hah. You rarely here bands announce their biggest accomplishment, only to end their own careers later in the same paragraph.

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10. FeVeRDrEaM620 writes:

ha atleast it wasn't in flames lol

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11. kVlt666 writes:

meh...they look like a pansy nu-"metal" scene kid band..

# Aug 3, 2009 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hater_guy writes:

too bad the headline didn't say ''durst to break up LB after their sh**ty tour''

# Aug 4, 2009 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. HE HE HE HE writes:

WHY BOTHER WITH TOURING? THEY SUCK...JUST QUIT NOW....OR BECOME GUITAR TECH'S FOR METALLICA, MICHAEL heeeee heeee JACKFONGH

# Aug 6, 2009 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hater_guy writes:

i wonder if they're gonna cry like a buncha p***ies on their last show. i can see it, "We'll this is it! *Sniff Sniff* I love you guys, man! lets give them an amazing show tonight, brothers for life on 3. 1...2....3.....WE'RE A BUNCHA p***ies!!!!!!!!

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15. hater_guy writes:

" for the end quote. heh

# Aug 7, 2009 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. hater_guy writes:

*forgot. dammit. it's friday..

# Aug 7, 2009 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. deathfreak writes:

god damnit that f***ing sucks. I wanted to see them live but I guess it wont happen now.

# Aug 8, 2009 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hater_guy writes:

awww no kiss kiss, no bang bang! no soup for you.........hey don't worry, i'm sure they'll have a reunion in a few years. it seems to be the new trend these days.

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