NewsNovember 23, 2005 5:09 PM ET8,525 views

Burnt By The Sun to reunite for final album

Official press release: Burnt by the Sun's original line-up, including recently departed vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte, will be reuniting (along with new guitarist Nick Hale) to write a final album for Relapse Records in 2006. After over a year of patting back and forth on the prospects for a reunion, the band has decided to work around conflicting schedules, careers and family obligations to write another record. "After hearing the new material and thinking about what could be done, the feelings of leaving something unfinished made themselves very present and also re-confirmed the lost connection between us, said Witte. “I am happy that we have grown in the time that has past and will be able to finish what we started." With Witte now based in Richmond and constantly on tour with Municipal Waste and Melt Banana, and Olender having limiting career obligations and commitments to Nora and For the Love Of, the band is going to do what it takes to satisfy its needs for a final record. Fans can expect a conceptual continuation of the last record but much heavier music, in the spirit of the older material. "Frankly, the new material knocked me out," added Olender. "It is layered, dark and very heavy. It is music that speaks of the times we’re in." Recording is expected in 2006. So far, one new track, "Tacolypse Now", has been written. The record will also feature a re-recorded track from the split ep with Luddite Clone. [editor's note: Matt Bayles will once again be producing the band]


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Chuck_Skivoza 11/23/2005 2:14:23 PM


theturnon 11/23/2005 2:14:26 PM


omegaman 11/23/2005 2:14:42 PM


inimical 11/23/2005 2:14:48 PM

Cool. I'm excited.

eadup 11/23/2005 2:14:58 PM

hell yeahhhh

bloodfeastislandman 11/23/2005 2:16:54 PM

sweet, good to hear

LordofChaos 11/23/2005 2:18:27 PM

Saw them with Candiria a long ass time ago! Decent!!

youisretarded 11/23/2005 2:24:24 PM

Thank god. no offense to anyone who they had lined up in order to keep the band going, but this band is what it is with its original members, and they are going out like champs now. much respect.

SunnyvaleTrash 11/23/2005 2:27:34 PM

best news of the year

Mortimer 11/23/2005 2:29:24 PM

Best news ever. I love Brandon Thomas and Nate Johnson, but they really are what they are with Mike and Dave in the band. Having Nick Hale on second guitar is just icing on the cake. This will be my top album of 2006 without question.

Jimmy_Pee 11/23/2005 2:36:59 PM

oh fck yes

thisisforever 11/23/2005 2:44:41 PM

that's fckin tight

SMokeOutloud 11/23/2005 2:53:45 PM

++sits with perosnal revolution, perfect is on repeat til this release is released into releastufft++

HumanSteamroller 11/23/2005 2:56:09 PM

Best news ever.

buckwheat 11/23/2005 2:57:54 PM

Good, this is the only way BBTS should be done. Mike O is in Nora now? Did Carl leave?

germwarfare 11/23/2005 3:13:36 PM

this plus maybe a small east coast tour (please?) would make my 2006.

holycitybradley 11/23/2005 3:13:42 PM

there should be an editor's note in every email

Fraulein 11/23/2005 3:36:26 PM

Good. fcking good.

Strongarm 11/23/2005 4:00:08 PM

I wandered what happened to these guys. This should be ineteresting...

natexnathan 11/23/2005 4:46:46 PM

may i be the first poster to say...who gives a fck?

revspin 11/23/2005 4:46:55 PM


justinbean 11/23/2005 4:49:51 PM

endeavor was better. constructive semantics was tha shite.

wyldweasil 11/23/2005 4:55:46 PM

Mike O is playing bass in Nora

Jayson 11/23/2005 5:15:33 PM

*pees pants*

Jay 11/23/2005 5:27:58 PM

"With Witte now based in Richmond and constantly on tour with Municipal Waste and Melt Banana" If by constantly on tour you mean once a year...

Lesbiansasquatch 11/23/2005 6:02:52 PM

Awesome news love this band, not the last album so much but the ep and first full length was perfection to me. I wish they could get the guys from Human Remains back together....

thelame_o 11/23/2005 6:11:51 PM

mother fcking yeah!

amongdan 11/23/2005 6:13:38 PM

best news in long times.

CRoss 11/23/2005 6:58:40 PM

I'm psyched for MikeO., and for this in general.

YetiGKM 11/23/2005 7:34:26 PM

Thank god, this is great news.

moshandroll 11/23/2005 8:03:49 PM

pretty sweet

Mudhoney 11/23/2005 8:08:39 PM

very nice, *claps*

a_new_beginning 11/23/2005 8:19:21 PM

fck yes. fck yes.

theyuppiegrinder 11/23/2005 8:21:40 PM

i'll definitely give the record a listen.

RustyPS 11/23/2005 8:41:56 PM

Awesome, awesome news.

hardware 11/23/2005 9:56:37 PM

My second favorite band of all time. It would be nice if they re-recorded "there are pictures of me on the internet" but they used that riff in patient 957 unforunately. Good news!

13225 11/23/2005 10:10:48 PM

best news ive gotten in a long fcking time

ShaolinLambKiller 11/23/2005 10:11:47 PM

I'll probably buy it

senorscarlet 11/23/2005 10:45:31 PM

the bass player from nora leaves for etid, and they get...olender. i'd say it's a good trade.

ChemicallyImbalancedSloth 11/23/2005 11:36:36 PM


Dooder 11/23/2005 11:37:03 PM

Whoa, SLK's alive!?

fsovercrooks 11/23/2005 11:37:03 PM

Is dave witte still in like 68 bands? :/

theburningwoman 11/24/2005 1:26:32 AM

awesome, can't wait for that shit.

emoxfag 11/24/2005 1:58:24 AM

finally some news worth hearing.

xnickofgaix 11/24/2005 11:50:49 AM

this was better than looking at hot lesbian porn

istalyn 11/24/2005 11:55:04 AM

why don't they just name the band, I got a tan

the_pope 11/24/2005 12:09:16 PM

Anyone know if the original band will be playing live at Maryland Deathfest, then?

murder_maker 11/24/2005 12:27:22 PM

just GREAT !!

dutchstep 11/24/2005 12:46:09 PM


dutchstep 11/24/2005 12:48:56 PM

also, it'd be gnar if they re-recorded "when corporations rule your mom." WHHHHAAAAAAAAT IS THIS MADNESS?!

Rikethink 11/24/2005 12:58:42 PM

NICE! Oh so nice!

The_Suit 11/24/2005 3:25:57 PM

Fackin sweet!

cryptic_slaughter 11/24/2005 3:41:53 PM

I'm allegeric to cats

ohthatdanger 11/24/2005 4:39:29 PM

thats sicker then shredding saweet pow pow in fcking a garbage can

WeedySpecies 11/24/2005 7:19:48 PM

excellent news

Carrion 11/25/2005 10:16:08 AM

Yes!!!! You will move.

FenToN_D_DaXteR_tHe_IV 11/25/2005 2:58:17 PM

This is going to be awesome.

SeveredInTwo 11/27/2005 3:12:06 AM

ill let you gays on a little secret--- i never gave a fck about this washed up grind band..get a job fatties

nolanmorice 11/27/2005 3:18:32 AM

not a bummer.

AVastCollectionOfAssholes 11/27/2005 6:03:26 AM

This is neat.

BrianBellitto 11/28/2005 3:15:35 AM

captnigga 11/28/2005 8:57:18 PM

awesome news

terraformer 11/29/2005 2:02:31 AM

this should be good

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