Bury Your Dead Biography
In 2001 and as a side project to their previous band, guitarist Brendan 'Slim' MacDonald and drummer Mark Castillo ignited the start of the hardcore Alternative-Metal combo Bury Your Dead. Based out in Boston, Massachusetts USA, the group featured an ever changing line-up of musicians who come together in various combinations to perform and record.
Two years later, the two former members, after recruiting vocalist Joe
Krewko and bassist Rich Casey, pushed out their debut record "You
Had Me At Hello" on Eulogy Recordings.
Though the album was well received by the masses and an accurate foreshadowing for what would follow, it wasn't until Victory Records courted the band in 2003 and released "Cover Your Tracks" in October 2004 that the band truly began to accelerate on the counterparts of their genre. On this second opus, all of the song titles were nicked from Tom Cruise movies, the album also marked the arrival of new vocalist Mat Bruso and guitarist Eric Ellis.
Following continuous tour dates, including a spot on 2005's Ozzfest and the addition of new bass player Aaron 'Bubble' Patrick, in July 2006 Bury Your Dead released their second Victory release, a concept album called "Beauty And The Breakdown". The disc not only featured anthems relative to fairytales, but also demonstrated the band's ferocity and moshable appeal, it eventually peaked at #8 on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart.
One year later, enter vocalist Myke Terry, whose vocal finesse on the band's March 2008 self-titled record was hailed as offering “a broader range than Bruso, supplementing his throaty bark with gruff and tuneful choruses and a few startlingly clear harmonies” as claimed by Alternative Press Magazine. The album was the first to feature new member Chris Towning after guitarist Eric Ellis departed; with it they entered The Billboard Top 200 chart for the first time peaking at #176. To promote the disc, the Massachusetts troupe toured extensively with such Metal heroes as Shadows Fall, Nonpoint, Machine Head and HELLYEAH.
In May 2009 Bury Your Dead unleashes their newest throat-stomping album, "It's Nothing Personal". Balanced with melodic counterparts, the fast-paced in-your-face album was written directly after the band's van flip, in September 2008 in Canada. Numbed with leg injury-induced codeine, the record was written over a six-month time span, more time than the band is used to.