“Hailing from Long Island New York and weighing in at a bone-crushing, ear-splitting, ass-kicking, neck-breaking 750 pounds of pure metal mastery; ladies and gentlemen, BURNING THE MEMORY!!!” [Myspace] Is that intro “metal” enough for you? It certainly suits the vibe of their debut release So Long The Dreamer.
Since forming in 2005, Burning The Memory have worked hard to create the sound they are known for and while many bands in the area have leaned towards antagonistically savage music, Burning The Memory have maintained their melodic metal roots. Although the band in its current form is fairly new, they are no strangers to Long Island’s metal and hardcore scene and the founding members have been playing together in various bands for years. The current line-up consists of Osvaldo Estevez (Vocals), Tim Di Martino (Guitar), Domenick Giardina (Guitar), Andres Barbosa (Bass), and Anthony Parlato (Drums).
Produced by Dean Baltulonis (Sick of it All, Madball, This is Hell, Most Precious Blood) Burning The Memory will be releasing their debut effort So Long The Dreamer through Spare Change Records on April 7.
With an intense live show, powerful songs, and a massive sound, BtM have the full package due to their DIY/indie attitude and the commitment to “make it”. The band’s strength comes from the seamless integration of Dom and Tim’s slick guitar work, Ozzie’s chillingly guttural growls, and a rhythm section held boomingly tight by Dre and Tony. Burning the Memory has a little something for every type of metal fan: thrashy riffs to chugging breakdowns, from screams of terror to melodic hooks. Delve deeper past the powerful riffs into the lyrics and you may find yourself lost in a journal of heartache, betrayal, despair and even a little hope. With a mixture of influences and musical elements like Killswitch Engage, Unearth, All That Remains, Hell Within, Darkest Hour, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Sworn Enemy, Six Feet Under, Full Blown Chaos, and Shadows Fall, we can only predict the eventual rising popularity of this group. No flash in the pan here.
Never ones to sit still, BtM is already in the studio working on new material for future releases. And with a little support, you can see them hitting the road sooner than later. So get out and see them now up close and personal. If you wait too long it might cost you $50 and a nosebleed seat in a stadium.