Burnt by the Sun (band)

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Burnt by the Sun
OriginNew Jersey, United States
GenresMathcore, metalcore, grindcore
Years active1999–2009, 2011
LabelsRelapse, Ferret
Associated actsHuman Remains, Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, Birds of Prey, For The Love Of..., Deny the Cross
MembersMike Olender - vocals
John Adubato - guitar
Nick Hale - guitar
Dave Witte - drums
Ted Patterson - bass

Burnt by the Sun was a band from New Jersey, United States. Formed in November 1999 by ex-Human Remains drummer Dave Witte and guitarist John Adubato. ex-For the Love of... Vocalist Mike Olender and bassist Ted Patterson joined soon after. A split EP with The Luddite Clone on Ferret Records brought them to the attention of metal-specialized Relapse Records. Impressed by the band's inventive, often humorous take on the metalcore genre, Relapse quickly signed the band, releasing a self-titled EP. Their full-length debut, Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution (featuring second guitarist Chris Rascio), was released on January 22, 2002, followed by The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good which was released on October 7, 2003.

Witte and Olender opted to part ways with the group in 2004, leading to a lengthy search for suitable replacements. But, in 2006, both returned to a revamped group (now featuring Nick Hale, formerly of Premonitions of War, on 2nd guitar)

On August 25, 2009 Burnt By The Sun released Heart of Darkness. The band stated that Heart of Darkness is BBTS' final album.

In 2016, former members Mike Olender, John Adubato and Dave Witte started a new band called River Black.

Final lineup[edit]

  • Mike Olender- vocals (1999-2004, 2007-2011)
  • John Adubato - guitar (1999-2011)
  • Nick Hale - guitar (2007-2011)
  • Dave Witte - drums (1999-2004, 2007-2011)
  • Ted Patterson - bass (1999-2011)



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