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Bury Your Dead Biography


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Birth Place: Worcester, MA, USA
Years Active: Since 2001
Genres: Metalcore, Hardcore


Bury Your Dead is an American metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, formed in 2001. Bury Your Dead began as a side project of the band Hamartia featuring Brendan “Slim” MacDonald (guitar) and Mark Castillo (drums). With the metalcore sound of Hamartia growing tiresome to both Slim and Mark, they started writing less technical songs in their free time. They recruited Steve Kent to play bass, second guitarist Jesse Viens and Joe Krewko as vocalist and began playing shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut under the name Bury Your Dead.

The band recorded and released their debut album titled “You Had Me at Hello” in March 2002, borrowed a van, then toured in support of it. After several successful tours Bury Your Dead decided to go their separate ways.

After several months had passed, members of the band expressed interest in reforming Bury Your Dead. They rounded up some of their old lineup, with a few others to fill in. After acquiring vocalist Mat Bruso, they ran into their old drummer, Castillo, who was touring with Between the Buried and Me, and they discussed their desire to make Bury Your Dead a serious band again. Castillo agreed, and the band did a few short tours as well as appearances at hardcore festivals including Hellfest and The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.

With their lineup in place Bury Your Dead was approached by Victory Records in July 2003 and they signed a deal with the label the following winter. Their Victory Records debut titled “Cover Your Tracks” was issued in 2004.

Produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium, God Forbid), “Beauty and the Breakdown” appeared in July 2006. In January 2007, after a tour with Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed, vocalist Mat Bruso left the band. Soon after in March 2007, Michael Crafter, former vocalist for I Killed the Prom Queen and Carpathian, briefly took over vocal duties for part of the “Don't Call It A Comeback Tour,” only to leave during the tour to return to Australia due to homesickness. Following the departure of Crafter, Bury Your Dead quickly appointed Myke Terry, previously of the hardcore band Cassius, to perform vocals.

In March 2008 Bury Your Dead released their self-titled album. It was the first album to feature Myke Terry on vocals. The album featured Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, who contributed a guest solo to the track “Year One.”

Prior to the May 2009 release of Bury Your Dead's fifth studio album, “It's Nothing Personal,” they released their new single, “Hurting Not Helping.” Later they released another single, “Broken Body.” The album was recorded/engineered by Shane Frisby and Peter Rutcho who have worked with acts such as Widow Sunday, Hell Within and Corpus Christi.

In August 2011 they released “Mosh n’ Roll,” which was their first release on the Mediaskare label.