The Violet Burning

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The Violet Burning
Origin Orange County, California
Genres Rock, Alternative
Years active 1990–present
Labels None
Website http://thevioletburning.com
Members Michael J. Pritzl
Lenny Beh
Daryl Dawson
Chris Buelow
Kevin Buhler

The Violet Burning is an independent rock and roll band based in Long Beach, USA. The band was formed in 1990 in Orange County, California by Michael J. Pritzl.

The band is the project of singer/guitarist/songwriter Michael J. Pritzl. Their first album was released through VMG, later albums included the Mainstream releases through Domo and Northern. Currently Independent. They have toured North America and Europe and managed to sell over 100,000 discs due largely to their frequent touring. Fans affectionately call them "The Violets".

Current status[edit]

The new release by The Violet Burning, a 3 album set with 34 brand new songs titled The Story of Our Lives - Liebe über Alles, Black as Death and The Fantastic Machine. released digitally March 6, 2011. A physical copy of the box set in a limited edition numbered package with an 80 page full color CD booklet shipped on April 4, 2011. All orders of the Limited Edition Package come with immediate digital downloads of the albums and digital booklet. The band toured Europe in the summer of 2011 and North America during October 2011.

Discography[edit]

Full-length albums[edit]

  • Chosen – (1989, New Breed/Vineyard Music Group)
  • Strength – (1992, Bluestone Records)
  • The Violet Burning – (1996, Domo Records)
  • Demonstrates Plastic And Elastic – (1998, Ruby Electric, Review: HM Magazine[1])
  • I Am A Stranger In This Place – (2000, Sovereign Productions)
  • Faith And Devotions Of A Satellite Heart – (2000, Sovereign Productions)
  • Fabulous Like You (as The Gravity Show) – (2002, Northern Records)
  • This Is The Moment – (2003, Northern Records)
  • Drop-dead – (2006, Northern Records)
  • divine – (2008, Independent)
  • Sting Like Bees and Sing – (2009, Independent)
  • Mercy Songs - (as Michael Pritzl) - (2010, Independent)
  • The Story of Our Lives (3 CD box set) - (2011, Independent)

EPs and demos[edit]

  • Dead Men Can't Swim, Heart Wide Open – (1989, independent demo tape)
  • You Wouldn't Understand Anyways EP – (1994, Independent demo tape)
  • Lillian Gish EP – (1995, Independent demo tape)
  • Hollow Songs EP (as Michael Pritzl) – (2004, Northern Records)

Live albums[edit]

  • The Violet Underground Volume 1: We Are Electric - Live bootleg Cornerstone 2000 – (2001, Independent)
  • The Violet Underground Volume 2: Kissing the Sky - Live in the Netherlands 1993 – (2001, Independent)
  • The Loudest Sound in My Heart – (2005, Independent)
  • Sting Like Bees and Sing: Live at Cornerstone 2007 – (2009, Independent)
  • Beneath A Blinding Light – (2011, Independent)
  • The Vault 1: Live in Kansas City, December 2006 (2013, Independent)

Various[edit]

  • The Violet Underground Volume 3: Lipstick And Dynamite Wonder – (2002, Independent) [re-release of 1996's The Violet Burning]
  • The Violet Underground Volume 4: Distortion Is Our Friend – (2002, Independent)
  • The Violet Underground Volume 5: Violet Christmas Vol. 1 – (2003, Independent)
  • Stars Go Down... When We Were Future Stars – (2007, Independent)
  • Pomegranate – (2007, Independent)
  • Gravity – (2007, Independent)
  • Divine 2.0 - (2012, Independent) [remastered version of Divine - limited edition of 150 copies with hand-painted cover]
  • Pentimento - (2012, Independent)
  • Divine 3.0 - (2013, Independent) [Divine remastered again with bonus tracks - limited edition]

Collaborations of Michael Pritzl[edit]

  • Throne of Grace - Touching the Father's Heart #12 (with others) – (1991, Vineyard)
  • Hear Our Cry - Touching the Father's Heart #7 (with others) – (1991, Vineyard)
  • The Mother of all Tribute Albums ("It's All Too Much" Beatles cover) – (1998, HM Records)
  • Salutations: A Tribute to the Prayer Chain ("Sky High" cover) – (2002, Audiolab)

Videos[edit]

  • Film Show [VHS]
    • live footage from Conerstone Festival 2000, and Tom Festival 2000
  • The Loudest Sound in My Heart [DVD] 2005
    • 13 live tracks filmed throughout America and Europe of during the Violets tours during 2003-2005

Members[edit]

Project of[edit]

  • Michael J. Pritzl

Current players (in addition to Michael Pritzl)[edit]

  • Lenny Beh - drums, violin
  • Chris Buelow - guitar
  • Daryl 'Black Cherry' Dawson - bass, guitar
  • Kevin Buhler - guitar, bass
  • Paul Stebner - guitar

Musicians who have toured or recorded with The Violet Burning[edit]

  • Michael Misiuk - guitar
  • Kirt Gentry - bass guitar
  • Lonnie Tubbs - drums
  • Scott Tubbs - bass guitar
  • Shawn Tubbs - guitar
  • Andrew Prickett - guitar
  • Jeff Schroeder - guitar
  • Jason (71) Pickersgill - bass guitar
  • Herb Grimaud Jr. - bass guitar
  • Michael Kalmar - drums
  • Glen Pearce - guitar
  • Robbie Farr - guitar
  • David Archuletta II - guitar
  • Eddie Fisher - drums
  • James Banuelos - percussion
  • Melissa Barnett - backing vocals
  • Jamie Record (Eichler) - backing vocals
  • Daniel Dupuis - drums
  • Gabriel Wilson - guitar / effects
  • Sam West - drums
  • Douglas Heckman - guitar
  • Chris Buelow - guitar
  • Kevin Buhler - guitar, bass guitar
  • Jason Lord Mize - drums
  • Larry Salzman - drums
  • Ben Pasketti - guitar
  • Joel Zwanziger - drums
  • Josiah Sherman - Synth, Piano
  • Gabriel Wilson - drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Greeley - backing vocals
  • Matt Payne - drums
  • Daniel Ponce - drums
  • Eleanor Beh - Cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (November–December 1998). "Indie Album Reviews: THE VIOLET BURNING". HM Magazine (74). ISSN 1066-6923. 

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