His Hero Is Gone

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His Hero Is Gone
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Crust punk, sludge metal
Years active 1995–1999
Labels Prank, The Great American Steak Religion
Associated acts Tragedy, Severed Head of State, Union of Uranus, Deathreat, Warcry, Man with Gun Lives Here, FaceDown, Copout
Past members
  • Todd Burdette
  • Carl Auge
  • Paul Burdette
  • Yannick Lorrain
  • Pat Davis

His Hero Is Gone was an influential American crust punk band from Memphis, Tennessee.[1] Formed in 1995 from members of Copout, Man With Gun Lives Here, and FaceDown, they disbanded in 1999, playing their last show in Memphis.[2] They toured the U.S. extensively several times, as well as Europe and Japan.


His Hero Is Gone released a total of 6 records. Simultaneously or afterwards band members played in the bands Deathreat, Severed Head of State, Call The Police, Dimlaia, Warcry, Union of Uranus and more. Todd Burdette, Paul Burdette, and Yannick Lorrain went on to form the hardcore punk band Tragedy.[1] His Hero is Gone was characterized by heavily distorted "thick sounding" guitars and lyrics featuring social commentary, including anti-consumerism.[3] The band and related projects have remained under the radar of a mainstream audience by not promoting themselves via tools of mass communication such as websites or larger music labels.


  • Todd Burdette — guitar, vocals - Also of Tragedy, Deathreat, Severed Head of State and Warcry, Formerly of Copout and Call The Police
  • Carl Auge — bass, vocals - Also of Syndromes, and formerly of Man With Gun Lives Here, Sob Story, Dimlaia, I Love a Parade, Drain the Sky
  • Paul Burdette — drums - Also of Tragedy, Deathreat and Criminal Damage, Formerly of Face Down and Call The Police
  • Yannick Lorrain — guitar - Also of Tragedy, formerly of Union of Uranus
  • Pat Davis — guitar, vocals - Also of Hellthrasher and formerly of Sob Story


Studio albums
Extended plays
  • Medicine of Thieves demo tape (1995, Partners on Crime)
  • The Dead of Night in Eight Movements 7" (1996, Prank)
  • Split E.P. 12" with Union Of Uranus (1998, The Great American Steak Religion)
  • Fools Gold 7" (1998, The Great American Steak Religion) (Released in Europe through Coalition Records)
Compilation appearances
  • Complacency 7" (1997, Tuttle) - "Skinfeast"
  • Cry Of Soul 7" (1998, Crow) - "Disinformation Age"
  • Fiesta Comes Alive LP (1998, Slap-A-Ham) - "T-Minus Zero"


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