Burst Call It A Day
2009-07-24 by Frederick Metzengerstein | 60 Comments

After five full length records and sixteen years together, Swedish progressive metal band Burst have decided to disband.

The group's upcoming American tour with Zoroaster, and Gojira will be their first and last. The group announced: "Following a band meeting at the end of June, we have decided that it is time to let Burst sleep.

"We will honor our commitments, play the planned No Budget fest in Larissa, Greece as well as the US tour, and a possible best-of show in Sweden in late fall. But after that and for the foreseeable future, Burst will lay down its arms. Whether it is definite or indefinite, we can’t say. Thus, in accordance with modern internet heavy metal news site lingo, we’ll call it an “indefinite hiatus”.

"Burst have made music in this constellation for over ten years now, and while our creative urges remain intact, the energy and motivation it takes to be in a band that continues to grow and gets a lot of touring offers has slowly but continuously weakened over the last years. Why? Who knows.

"There are a million and one reasons why we haven't been able to reignite ourselves following the release of Lazarus Bird. We were so proud of that album, and we should have had all the power in the world within us. But something’s been missing. For a while now our band has been shaky, unmotivated and prone to a lot of internal discussions, and all that has sucked the energy out of us. That’s not how it should be.

"We guess the most significant reasons are that we have different views on what our band should be about, how much effort we are able and willing to put into it, as well as individual band members’ wish to prioritize other things in their respective lives.

"We are too proud of our band and our music to let it slowly wither or perhaps explode in a flurry of intra-band conflict. So, we’ll end it now amicably and avoid what could possibly turn into a less friendly split. We might have separate views and wills, but there is no animosity between us now.

"When you think about it, being in a rock band is a fucked up social experiment: five different persons are to agree on something as individual as creative visions AND have the personal chemistry to be able to spend a disproportionate amount of time together on tour buses and cramped backstage rooms. There are a lot of nasty smells to be digested, a lot of insane behavior to be handled, a lot of mundane issues to be solved.

"Burst is a shining example of this: being in this band is like being in a dysfunctional but loving family. There is a lot of love, and there are no huge egos - but there are a lot of strong opinions and disparate personalities that sometimes make it difficult to agree on where we are going. Burst has been the most important mission in our lives, but we have come to a point where we need to stop kicking the old, tired body.

"Kind of sad though. Burst has been central for us all for so long. But hell, there is a point in itself to drastically change the components of your life now and then, isn’t it? You might lose stuff that’s important to you, but you probably gain something new. If you never change, if you never risk anything, you don’t fucking live. Who knows, maybe we'll get together in a couple of years and make a new album. Given how we thrive when making music, the embers might start glowing again some time."


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handoman
July 24th 2009

2380 Comments


willfellmarsy is sad

Bleekill
July 24th 2009

832 Comments


Dammmmit.

Youwithoutme
July 24th 2009

301 Comments


That sucks they were amazing.

Knott-
Emeritus
July 24th 2009

10194 Comments


no apostrophe -_-

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2009

44164 Comments


Whatever. Fixed. Good band but 16 years is an achievment.

Knott-
Emeritus
July 24th 2009

10194 Comments


yah safe

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 24th 2009

17117 Comments


: (

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Prometherion
July 24th 2009

208 Comments


Good band. At least they disbanded without shitty albums up their sleeves. Metallica should take this example into consideration.

rotterdog
July 24th 2009

486 Comments


Damn... I was just starting to really get into these guys.

Cerbyrus
July 24th 2009

565 Comments


I just listened to Lazarus Bird thinking what their next album was going to be like.

Sucks.

R6Rider
July 24th 2009

4069 Comments


Yeah but the difference is that Metallica can still sell a sh*tload of albums and play to sold out arenas, while Burst cant

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Prometherion
July 24th 2009

208 Comments


Cant argue with that.

RevengeSoldier
July 24th 2009

294 Comments


damn, i really liked lazarus bird!

Heartfang
July 24th 2009

11 Comments


not happy :/ i've really started to enjoy their albums...

Essence
July 24th 2009

3559 Comments


Somewhere, a Wizard is crying.

Phantom
July 24th 2009

8930 Comments


At least they've gone out on a high with Lazarus Bird

AxeheaveR
July 24th 2009

3 Comments


this is a sad sad day

Burn2Burn
July 24th 2009

2378 Comments


FML

DrReg
July 24th 2009

127 Comments


This sucks.

iamthenightmare
July 24th 2009

754 Comments


FUCK

Wizard
July 24th 2009

18773 Comments


Somewhere, a Wizard is crying.

I am crying however, I'm really happy they went out on a high note (not to mention they've created one of the greatest metal albums of all time Origo.) I own all of their albums and I can honestly say they've never produced a dull moment.

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natey
July 24th 2009

4170 Comments


*toast to the band*

JAV
July 24th 2009

1883 Comments


Oh goddammit.

Wizard
July 24th 2009

18773 Comments


One of the saddest days in metal.

Photon
July 24th 2009

1288 Comments


i am a fan..but after watching them live i must say they are much better on CD

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Wizard
July 24th 2009

18773 Comments


That saddens me even more to hear that. I thought songs live off Origo would induce a heartattack on me.

mothergoose
July 24th 2009

308 Comments


I hated the only album of theirs I ever listened to (the one with the awful cover.) Maybe I should check out the rest of their stuff since everyone I generally consider to have decent taste seems to love them.

Wizard
July 24th 2009

18773 Comments


(the one with the awful cover.)

Then it wasn't Burst you were listening to hahahah.

zuzek
July 24th 2009

748 Comments


Never could get into them, but like others have said 16 years is an achievement by itself. Shame.

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2009

44164 Comments


They're still scheduled for an American tour so dont get too blue.

KYZAR
July 24th 2009

513 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOO are you joking?!

JAV
July 24th 2009

1883 Comments


If they got a US tour going I'm gonna be there.

Ghostechoes
July 24th 2009

1353 Comments


Seriously, WHAT THE F*CK, Origo and Lazarus Bird are amazing records.

soundless
July 25th 2009

171 Comments


i almost burst into tears when i read this

Yazz_Flute
July 25th 2009

18735 Comments


well fuck

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mothergoose
July 25th 2009

308 Comments


I'll give Lazarus Bird another shot in honor of their departure.

JAV
July 25th 2009

1883 Comments


I looked at the story and it says indefinite hiatus.
So there's a chance they may be back.

Captain North
July 25th 2009

6743 Comments


Gonna go listen to Lazarus Bird again now.

But it's not often you find people mature enough to do what they're doing.

SynGates
July 25th 2009

2467 Comments


sux because lazarus bird rules and i want more

Wizard
July 25th 2009

18773 Comments


Going to review their back catalog. Seems like everybody is only interested in their last two albums.

lauriej
July 25th 2009

1710 Comments


damnit this sucks. first news i read for a week away from internets

bad start

FistfulOfSteel
July 25th 2009

894 Comments


band rules. this sucks.

yas666eer
July 25th 2009

269 Comments


sucks :[ g8t band

Chewie
July 25th 2009

4531 Comments


whats their best album?

BallsToTheWall
July 25th 2009

44164 Comments


Last two are both high quality so either.

Klekticist
July 25th 2009

1258 Comments


shit

GibTG
July 26th 2009

277 Comments


Their members better at least have some side-projects somewhere that have some potential.

Shredzilla
July 26th 2009

501 Comments


Well shit! I was getting in to this band, too!

willfellmarsy
July 26th 2009

3844 Comments


willfellmarsy is sad

If they got a US tour going I'm gonna be there.

One of my top 3 (and i haven't even checked out all their stuff yet)...i am upset because they are so insanely good...would like to hear side projects...


Wizard
July 26th 2009

18773 Comments


and i haven't even checked out all their stuff yet

You will after you read my next review ; ).

willfellmarsy
July 26th 2009

3844 Comments


i was gunna already, but i'm sure after you review it i'll actually sit down and listen to them...

Dolving999
July 27th 2009

1548 Comments


My entire life just got worse if this call is real... But then again, they started way ago. Oh well, let´s pray!

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KebertXela
July 27th 2009

367 Comments


This is good. These guys are pretty average and way too overrated on this site...I'm glad to see them go away.

willfellmarsy
July 27th 2009

3844 Comments


eat shit and die...

Wizard
July 27th 2009

18773 Comments


This is good. These guys are pretty average and way too overrated on this site...I'm glad to see them go away.

In this case, I will stoop to a new low and say "Please don't comment on music such as this because your taste in music sucks major balls. Fuck off and die".

KebertXela
July 28th 2009

367 Comments


K fag.

beans
July 29th 2009

2332 Comments


this is sad news

JAV
July 29th 2009

1883 Comments


Guy obviously has no idea what's he's talking about.
Will what are you waiting for?! Check them out.

Wizard
July 29th 2009

18773 Comments


K fag.

Seriously, FUCK OFF AND DIE!

coneren
September 9th 2012

11110 Comments


damn this is old news why would you post this



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