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Burnt By The Sun


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BURNT BY THE SUN formed in November ‘99 by longtime friends David Witte (Discordance Axis, ex-Human Remains, Municipal Waste) and John Adubato. The duo began piecing material together and soon after invited former ENDEAVOR vocalist Mike Olender to front the group. Bassist Ted Patterson (who had played with Witte in HUMAN REMAINS) and guitarist Paul Miller (former Human Remains vocalist) joined soon after.

“We were tired of being let down by buying records that failed to deliver what they promised so we set out create something to our standards that we would want to hear from a band,” said drummer Witte.

No sooner had the band expanded to a quintet than it polished up its first half-dozen songs and made its live debut on the Relapse Stage at 2000’s March Metal Meltdown. BURNT BY THE SUN made its unique and formidable presence felt immediately. Relapse was quick to respond.

The band entered Sweetwood Sound Studios in May with DALEK’s Alap Momin (THE VAN PELT, RYE COALITION) at the production helm to cut the first seven songs they’d written. Three of those tracks (ironically enough the first three songs written) became half of a split CD EP with fellow Jersey grind-troupe Luddite Clone, while an early version of the devastating “You Will Move” was contributed to CONTAMINATED 3.0, the Relapse 10th Anniversary compilation.

BURNT BY THE SUN spent the next several months honing their material and live show with a series of jaw-dropping performances. Attendees to NYC’s Loud Az Fuck fest, Milwaukee Metal fest, the Northeast leg of the Contamination 2000 Tour as well as numerous weekend excursions through the Northeast witnessed the band’s increasingly devastating live performances. Word was quick to spread.


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