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Bury Your Dead frontman quits band

Monday, January 17, 2011 5:42 PM PT

Official press release:

Myke Terry continues recording new music as an independent artist in the wake of his unplanned departure as frontman of Bury Your Dead in late-2010. The band, on hiatus since April of 2010, recently began work on a new album to be released on Mediaskare Records. This sudden exit is the outcome of stalled contract negotiations between Bury Your Dead founder, Slim, and Mediaskare Records, which after careful review by Terry's management team, were not in his best interest. Mediaskare, unwilling to renegotiate with Terry, instead made a decision they arguably were not in a position to make, and hired Mat Bruso (Bury Your Dead's previous vocalist) to complete the record.

His exit from the band leaves Myke free to focus on his forthcoming solo material that will feature not only his songwriting but also his musicianship. The project is sure to please anyone that was a fan of his work with Bury Your Dead, new listeners will appreciate its balance of rock and soul while finding the depth of an established artist in Myke Terry's music. Terry also plans to collaborate outside the rock genre, further expanding his musical breadth. In response, Terry had this to say:

"After spending over three years with Bury Your Dead, becoming a family, and almost losing our lives together I would think that we would all have each other's backs better than this. I never thought someone who hadn't sweat, bled, or cried with us would have the power to dictate the inner workings of our band. I'd like to thank everyone that bought a Bury Your Dead CD, came to a show, or played with us for making the past few years of my life so amazing and I look forward to my future as a solo artist. I'm sure everyone who has ever chanted 'bring Back Bruso' is now stoked for his return."

For the latest information on Myke's project, visit www.myketerry.com and subscribe to his RSS feed, follow him on Twitter (@therealmyketerry).


1/17/2011 5:46:39 PM
YES! the old vocalist was far better anyway.

1/17/2011 5:48:53 PM

1/17/2011 5:50:10 PM
Myke is a good frontman, but so is Bruso. They both fronted the band well, so if anything this is just giving people more music to listen too.

1/17/2011 5:51:09 PM
love myke terry as a dude but the first BYD record with him on it was meh and the latest one was just sad. cassius reunion dammit.

1/17/2011 5:52:49 PM
Wait, so Bruso is back? Awesome!! The band went to shit after he left.

1/17/2011 5:54:01 PM

1/17/2011 5:56:29 PM
xizzyhatesyoux 1/17/2011 5:46:39 PM YES! the old vocalist was far better anyway.

1/17/2011 6:00:16 PM
So we gettin a Cassius reunion as well? If so EVERYBODY HAPPAY!

1/17/2011 6:04:29 PM
wow the band might be worth listening to again now! Glad to hear Bruso back on vocals.

1/17/2011 6:05:41 PM
Now I can care again!

1/17/2011 6:08:33 PM
plus fcking one! the reason why myke is so butthurt over this is because his solo shit sucks and he isn't going ANYWHERE with it.

1/17/2011 6:09:06 PM

1/17/2011 6:11:10 PM
Bruso was 10000 times better, Cover Your Tracks was a fun fcking CD. This band MIGHT get good again?!

1/17/2011 6:12:05 PM
Talk about using your departure to gain publicity for your half ass attempt at going "solo"

1/17/2011 6:15:21 PM
only on mlk day...

1/17/2011 6:15:26 PM

1/17/2011 6:15:29 PM
Matts guest apperence on the ghost inside cd > Mykes 2 cds with byd

1/17/2011 6:24:32 PM
I heard Myke quit to go to Doughtry. Party on.

1/17/2011 6:26:13 PM

1/17/2011 6:26:58 PM
gave it up for a life of jewel stealing

1/17/2011 6:44:53 PM

1/17/2011 6:51:08 PM
fck yes!

1/17/2011 6:55:08 PM
Quit caring about BYD after Beauty and the Breakdown. Stoked to hear Bruso on another album.

1/17/2011 7:22:51 PM
this is some good ass news.

1/17/2011 7:27:38 PM
old vocalist? wait... joe is coming back?

1/17/2011 7:28:59 PM
I bet no one in this thread saw them with 2 singers like 10 years ago.

1/17/2011 7:30:20 PM
press release is shady as fck...so bruso coming back was a business decision? is he back touring / or just for the record? DEETS PLZZ

1/17/2011 7:41:13 PM
why are people talking about this band like they have ever made anything listenable?

1/17/2011 7:44:46 PM

1/17/2011 7:56:25 PM
"It's fcking time to rock baby!'

1/17/2011 8:12:13 PM
YES!!! my 2004-2006 BYD ass is stoked. that other dude SUCKED!

1/17/2011 8:22:08 PM
fck that stuck up gay. No one cares about your shitty solo project

1/17/2011 8:40:20 PM
rev_aaron: I did. I also remember Lambgoat jocking the fck out of BYD during the demo era.

1/17/2011 9:00:51 PM
Preferred headline: Bury Your Dead breaking up after vanflip

1/17/2011 9:13:26 PM
F YES!!!! BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD FOR YEARS!! IMO, Matt Bruso is the best Hardcore vocalist ever, and who i base my style on.. CAN'T WAIT!

1/17/2011 9:21:52 PM
So utterly gay.

1/17/2011 9:33:50 PM
best news ive heard in ages! fckkkk yess

1/17/2011 9:37:07 PM
great news, Terry probably feels like an idiot right now. and/or after the new record drops. boom and boom.

1/17/2011 10:01:37 PM
this article was clearly written by the subject in the 3rd person!

1/17/2011 10:25:05 PM
no care unless Bruso tours

1/17/2011 11:04:23 PM
he sucked anyways brusso should be back for good he is bury your dead enough off that stupid nu-metal shit and back to good old hardcore it`s not complcated people.

1/17/2011 11:25:27 PM

1/17/2011 11:26:39 PM
*better off left unsaid

1/17/2011 11:33:27 PM
he had to quit, too many blacks in heavy music caused a case of negralibrium

1/17/2011 11:57:02 PM
"...which after careful review by Terry's management team, were not in his best interest." WHAT A gay!

1/18/2011 12:05:59 AM
so bury your dead will no longer be sevendust pt 2 anymore? and let me make that perfectly clear by saying a nu-metal band with a black singer?

1/18/2011 12:14:46 AM
I like Myke's vocal diversity much better and worry about BYD becoming just another beatdown hardcore band again. By the way, their second album with Bruso is where the nu-metal thing started with BYD, NOT with Myke!

1/18/2011 12:20:46 AM
Hope these gays break up

1/18/2011 12:36:19 AM
"Korn. Disturbed. Mudvayne. Ozzy Osbourne. All have one thing in common: They all have toured alongside Myke Terry.""Korn. Disturbed. Mudvayne. Ozzy Osbourne. All have one thing in common: They all have toured alongside Myke Terry."

1/18/2011 12:41:29 AM
holy SHIT!! The old singer is the fckING BEST and now that they're off Victory and not expected to be a nu-metal shitband anymore, maybe now they'll go back to their roots and be tough as fck.

1/18/2011 2:31:40 AM
what hardcore is a fcking business? this band and their fans are pathetic bullshit.

1/18/2011 3:20:05 AM
bring back santa mosh or... BURY THIS fckING BAND

1/18/2011 4:10:01 AM

1/18/2011 5:55:54 AM
Great news, get that blackie outta there

1/18/2011 6:49:52 AM
Can this shit band just go away already? Christ.

1/18/2011 7:01:53 AM
this "press release" was probably written by myke terry. He doesn't have a real manager. The dude is a fcking loser and full of himself. Cassius is a HORRIBLE fcking band so fck whoever said to have a reunion for that garbage joke band.

1/18/2011 7:06:51 AM
oh go to www.myketerry.com and check his sweet video out! so cool!

1/18/2011 9:21:47 AM
this is the best lambgoat news iv heard in a longggg time. they should take all the shit they have recorded now and throw it away. start over and make the cover your tracks magic happen again

1/18/2011 9:27:07 AM

1/18/2011 9:27:34 AM
How could anyone possibly care?

1/18/2011 10:41:35 AM

1/18/2011 10:42:51 AM
good news...always been a huge fan but the last couple of albums were sub par...I guess Bruso isn't a teacher anymore, great to have him back....haters fck you

1/18/2011 10:45:44 AM
best news in a long while... BYD went to shit after Matt left... am looking forward to this

1/18/2011 12:11:30 PM
Post translated: "NEWS ABOUT ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEEEEEE". Good grief, no one cares about you that much, dude.

1/18/2011 12:29:38 PM
Wait - Mediaskare hired Mat Bruso? The shit that finds it's way into this band's press releases is the stuff of legend.

1/18/2011 1:01:11 PM
bag of jewels

1/18/2011 1:07:14 PM
how about one of those tours where you play an album in full - and you do HAD ME AT HELLO? That would be the shit. "Dragged Out and Shot" is still the jam. it's the best, mannnn. it deeed it.

1/18/2011 1:23:12 PM
While we're at it, what exactly the fck would a moshdownz band frontman's solo shit even consist of? Just get your "management team" to find you a new band

1/18/2011 2:31:07 PM
The only thing worse then Terry are some of these comments in response to this.

1/18/2011 3:03:27 PM
bruso is a beast but its pretty damn late. i hope he doesnt do any of their shit after beauty live. its garbage

1/18/2011 3:11:01 PM
i dont understand how shit bands who barely make profit can get into huge "contract disputes". this dude has a management team also? fck, no wonder they began sounding like nickelback

1/18/2011 3:37:52 PM
Yeah but they didn't mention that Mark also left to play drums for crossfade. This band is still a joke.

1/18/2011 4:59:44 PM
White shirts and blue jeans everywhere are stoked.

1/18/2011 7:21:22 PM
mark is just playing for crossfade, he didn't leave bury your dead.

1/19/2011 1:11:44 AM
*furiously subscribes to Myke Terry's RSS feed* wait-what the fck is an RSS feed?

1/19/2011 1:39:09 AM
Godfatherofsoul 1/18/2011 9:27:34 AM How could anyone possibly care? seriously..who fcking cares, band blows ass either way.

1/19/2011 3:01:13 AM
Bring back Krewko

1/19/2011 5:27:45 AM
wat a stupud black.

1/19/2011 7:01:06 PM
So happy Bruso is tracking the album.

1/20/2011 10:08:43 AM
Who is slim? How is that a founding member was able to leave a band but stay on as a silent partner and make money off of the band? Strange. Glad Bruso is back.

1/20/2011 6:07:58 PM
i stopped listening to byd when bruso left. this is good news.

1/22/2011 3:16:58 AM
rev_aaron 1/17/2011 7:28:59 PM I bet no one in this thread saw them with 2 singers like 10 years ago. No one cared about this band 10 years ago, except you.

2/1/2011 8:16:14 PM