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Total brutality from a rotating cast of Bay Area noise and hardcore champions.

The band has had a huge number of members including notables such as John Dwyer. Current lineup, according to Myspace, consists of two Mikes, Mark Tissue, Ed, and Weasel Walter. The core lineup consists of bassist/vocalist Mike G and bassist/vocalist Mike G, the only two members who have been in the group since the beginning.

Burmese’s sound is suggestive of but not derivative of their main influences, including Whitehouse (to whom they released a tribute LP), Black Flag, Swans and Brutal Truth. These influences and the band’s ingenuity blend into something akin to slowed-down powerviolence: extremely sludgy, bleak, and noisy, with heavy drumming (at times having two drummers at once) and low/high bass interplay. The vocals are searing and often distorted, and the lyrics extend from power electronics-style misogyny to total political nihilism.

They have been consistently touring and releasing music since 1998, and there seems to be no sign of them quitting soon.

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  • megajosh2

    The perfect soundtrack for the lives of angry white people everywhere.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    JUST SAY CUNT!!

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • meowwoofarf

    love.

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • il_pulciaio

    crazy

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • werdna93

    Lun Yurn is fucking crazy good.

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Theecomer

    Diu Nei Si Fud, Diu Nei Gore Jui = massive, monstrous beast of a song unlike any other I've yet to hear.

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Merzbore

    soon as i heard the new record i immediately recognised weasel walter's drumming. idk how blastbeats can be so easily identifiable. anyway, new album rules

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • werdna93

    A stunning and punishing musical assault. I'm pretty sure I have a brain haemorrhage.

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Jimsonisolation

    I haven't heard these guys since Monkeys Tear Man To Shreds, Man Never Forgives Ape, Man Destroys Environment, New album is fucking awesome.

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • oceanwalk

    so fucking great

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • magoenmascarado

    lindo ruido :)

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • erikispcool

    RAPE IS WAR

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • NxTx

    Can't stop listening. Some of the most brutal, disturbing and ultimately satisfying to my musical palette sounds I've heard in recent memory.

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • muxaVbanke

    so wicked and divese

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • veganwarcry

    holy shit new favorite band.

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Suyomizzle

    I wish I would have discovered this band like 5 or 6 months ago, fuck.

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Dienstage

    troll more

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • fagsuperfag

    I wish college-types would stop making up genres to cover up for their inadequate music. Low end sludge? Grow a beard first. Hahahaha. That's okay you'll be broken up after college stops.

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • TankUp

    White is one of the greatest albums ever recorded (strictly IMO).

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • theoncegreat

    Like music, but better.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
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