Burn It Down (band)

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Burn it Down
Origin Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Genres Metalcore
Years active 1997–2001, 2005
Labels Escape Artist, Trustkill
Associated acts Time in Malta, The Gates of Slumber
Website Official Website
Past members Members

Burn It Down was a metalcore band from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, whose full-length album, Let the Dead Bury the Dead, was released in 2000 on Escape Artist Records. Produced by Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, Coalesce), the album garnered a 4 "K" review in Kerrang! and a 4/5 in Alternative Press. It followed two EPs and a split CD with Racetraitor . Burn It Down toured with Shadows Fall, In Flames, Dillinger Escape Plan and Zao before disbanding.[1] They played their final show at the 2001 Hellfest and played a reunion show in 2005.[2]

Ryan J. Downey has reported for MTV, MSNBC, Alternative Press, AllMusic and other outlets;[3] he's also a band manager, known as Superhero Management.[4] John Zeps owns music stores and plays in several bands. Jason McCash was in the Doom metal band, The Gates Of Slumber[5] before he passed on.[6] Brian "Bob" Fouts has continued to record and tour with several bands (Apostle of Solitude, Nachmystium) and has produced / engineered for other bands, as well.[7]


Final lineup
  • Jason McCash - bass (Deceased) (1999-2001)
  • Ryan J. Downey - vocals (1997-2001)
  • John Zeps - guitar (1997-2001)
  • Brian "Bob" Fouts - drums (1997-2001)
Former members
  • Todd Gullion - bass (1997)
  • Scott "Scoth" Datsun - drums (1997)
  • Harley French - bass (1997)
  • Dave Lawson - bass (1997)
  • John Johnson - bass (1998-1999)
  • Dan Binaei - guitar (1999)
  • Terry O'Donnell - guitar (2000)



  1. ^ "Burn It Down has broken up // News // Lambgoat". Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Burn It Down reunion show | Comments". Lambgoat. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Remember Burn It Down?". Buzzgrinder. 2007-06-15. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Superhero Productions". Superherohq.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  5. ^ "The Gates of Slumber". Gospelofdoom.in. Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Former THE GATES OF SLUMBER Bassist JASON MCCASH Dies". Blabbermouth.net. April 6, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Former THE GATES OF SLUMBER Drummer Featured On STEEL AGGRESSOR Debut". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "escape artist records". escape artist records. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  9. ^ "/Burn It Down Split Make Them Talk 12" : MerchNOW". New.merchnow.com. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  10. ^ "escape artist records". escape artist records. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Burn It Down Discography van Burn It Down op Myspace". Myspace.com. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 

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