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His Hero Is Gone


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Memphis, United States (1995 – 1999)

His Hero Is Gone (often abbreviated HHIG) was an influential crust punk and sludge metal band from Memphis, Tennessee. Formed in 1995 from members of Copout, Man With Guns Lives Here and FaceDown. They disbanded in 1999, playing their last show in Memphis. They toured the U.S. extensively several times, as well as Europe and Japan. They released a total of 6 records: Fifteen Counts of Arson and split EP with Union of Uranus (limited edition of 1,000), which was the last recording completed with original band member Pat Davis. Monuments to Thieves debut of new guitarist Yannick Lorraine formerly of Union of Uranus from Canada, The Plot Sickens, and two 7” EPs The Dead of Night in Eight Movements and Fool’s Gold as well as a 1995 demo tape entitled Medicine of Thieves. Simultaenously or afterwards band members played in the bands Deathreat, Call The Police, Dimlaia, Warcry, Union of Uranus and many more. The core of the band, Todd Burdette, Paul Burdette and Yannick Lorraine went on to form the hardcore punk band Tragedy. His Hero is Gone was characterized by heavily distorted “thick sounding” guitars, lyrics featuring social commentary much of which include anti-consumerist themes. The band and related projects have remained under the radar of a mainstream audience by not promoting themselves via tools of mass communication such as websites or larger music labels.


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  • necro_daemon

    Please, put sludgecrust or sludge metal tags, pleaseeeee

    1 Oct 11:16pm Reply
  • vividserenity

    ooooooo this is really good

    25 Jul 2:04pm Reply
  • Ufasas

    crushing, good!

    30 Jun 11:36pm Reply
  • hgrev

    fuck no this is not honest music anymore im sorry because it was Jerrys Kids hahaa

    14 Jun 1:56pm Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 4:08pm Reply
  • hgrev

    This is honest, real music.

    26 Apr 5:28am Reply
  • junkyard_god


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  • Romulus666

    This band is crazy..crazy good

    26 Jan 2:20am Reply
  • allalarmsoff

    fuck yeeeaaaah

    15 Jan 8:31pm Reply
  • froody1911

    I'm sure Isis listened to these guys. [2] Definite similarities in the slower riffs and vocal style.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • meinhof_89

    best crust ever [2] <- the truth

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BeneathTheCrypt


    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • d3vil0ck

    crushing. always

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • SkiesAt0urFeet

    If theres dbeat its crust, no compromise

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • flemingia

    A lot of punk rock has fallen out of favor with me, but His Hero Is Gone somehow always stays fresh to me.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MathianSim

    I'm sure Isis listened to these guys.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • usrp

    ^ ^ v v < > < > B A ---- The constant comparison of His Hero is Gone as Tragedy is that Tragedy was born out of the dead of His Hero, they're pretty much the same band with a new name.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tim4tw

    are you stupid? it's not "> > </><> > < < < ", it's obviously "< </> > <>> > < >/<". kids these days....

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • idiotmoron

    > > </><> > < < <

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • LilaWalross

    why this constant comparison of hhig and tragedy? anyway imo tragedy > hhig, deal /w it. still, they're both really good bands

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
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