Mat Bruso

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Mat Bruso
Birth name Matthew Bruso
Born 1983 (age 33–34)
Origin Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres Hardcore punk, metalcore
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–2007
Labels Victory Records, Mediaskare Records
Associated acts Bury Your Dead

Mat Bruso (born 1983) is vocalist of the Massachusetts metalcore band, Bury Your Dead. He joined the band in 2003, shortly before the band signed to Victory Records and released their debut full-length album You Had Me At Hello. He has also gained a certain degree of renown throughout the hardcore scene when, while filming a live concert for their Live DVD, he was hit in the head with guitarist Eric Ellis' guitar.[1] Though he required 12 staples, Bruso was able to finish the remaining ten songs of the show. The stapling procedure was shown at the tail-end of the DVD.

Departure from Bury Your Dead[edit]

The band confirmed his departure on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. An official statement was made available on the band's official MySpace page which said that Bruso decided to leave the band so that he could pursue an education to become a teacher as well as plan for his upcoming marriage to Angie Butler. Mat worked with Four Year Strong for their first album, providing vocals on four tracks.[2]

He has worked in a special education sub-separate classroom at the Fowler Middle School in Maynard, Massachusetts. He has also worked in special education in North Reading, Massachusetts. He currently works as a sixth grade science teacher at Fowler Middle School.[3]

Mat did guest vocals for the song, "Chrono," on The Ghost Inside's album "Returners."

He also did guest vocals on the song, "Goliath," on Catalepsy's upcoming album "Bleed."

Return to Bury Your Dead[edit]

On January 17, 2011, it was announced that Mat has rejoined the band, after having been brought in by Mediaskare to finish the new Bury Your Dead album after negotiations could not be reached between the band and the label. Former lead vocalist Myke Terry's management thought the contract with Mediaskare records wasn't a beneficial situation for Myke. His first show back with the band was on April 15, 2011 at the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. Bury Your Dead's is the sixth studio album Mosh & Roll on August 2, 2011 on Mediaskare Records.


Bury Your Dead[edit]

Studio albums