Bury Tomorrow are a British metalcore band formed in 2006 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. The band is composed of five members; lead vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates, rhythm guitarist and singer Jason Cameron, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates, drummer Adam Jackson and lead guitarist Kristan Dawson, who replaced founding guitarist Mehdi Vismara in 2013. Bury Tomorrow have released five studio albums, their most recent being Black Flame, released on 13 July 2018.
Bury Tomorrow performing in 2018
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The band was formed in 2006 in Hampshire, England, with their initial line up consisting of rhythm guitarist and singer Jason Cameron, drummer Adam Jackson, lead vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates, bassist Davyd Winter-Bates (his brother) and lead guitarist Mehdi Vismara. The band – despite reading in press that "metalcore" had become a dirty word of such – was adamant to prove that metalcore was still relevant. Davyd Winter-Bates has said comment on their interest to the style by saying "since day one we have been really proud and vocal about calling ourselves metalcore". In 2007 they self-released their debut EP The Sleep of the Innocents. Their debut album Portraits was released through Basick Records in Britain on October 2009. Two music videos were shot to support the release of the album but only one, "You and I", was broadcast on music channels. "You and I"'s music video was recorded at Southampton Solent University and featured Bury Tomorrow performing to 200 fans, the video was shot over the course of two days, with the second day focusing on the band performing. "You and I" was broadcast on MTV2 in the United States, Scuzz in the United Kingdom and on Much Music in Canada. Portraits was then released through Artery Recordings on March 2010 in Japan and the United States. Bury Tomorrow toured continuously over the course of 2010, touring across the United States, Europe and Japan. In their tours in 2010 the band supported Asking Alexandria, Of Mice and Men, Sleeping With Sirens, and Pierce the Veil.
In 2011 the band felt a large amount of pressure from their American record label, Artery Recordings. Initially trying to convince the band to move and base themselves in the United States, Bury Tomorrow's band members felt the label was trying to manipulate them and change them into something they were not by suggesting they should incorporate more electronic elements into their style. While they rejected moving as they had little experience in the country; communication broke down between them and Artery Recordings and through a series of emails the band lost their North American and Japanese record label as well as their American agency. The only person that remained in their team was their British agent, and she was quoted as saying: "Nobody wants to touch you. No bands even want to take us on tour." The band was so low on money that they couldn't even afford to go to the studio to record the album they had written in 2011. Their agent managed to get them performances at Slam Dunk Festival and Ghostfest in Leeds. At this point Bury Tomorrow's members had such a lack of confidence in the band's future that they believed these would be their final shows.
Their performances at these festivals were met with a positive response from fans, which restored a lot of their lost confidence. At Ghostfest, Bury Tomorrow met their future band manager who suggested that they shelf the album they had been writing. Instead, they wrote and recorded "Lionheart", the first single for what would later become their second album, released on 8 September 2011 and accompanied by a music video released on 13 September. Bury Tomorrow supported British metalcore band While She Sleeps in October, with a follow up UK headline tour in December. On 6 December, two days before the band started the headline tour, a video was released for their single "Royal Blood", directed by Thomas Welsh. "Royal Blood" was later broadcast on Radio 1 on Christmas Eve during its daytime programme.
Bury Tomorrow spent the first few months of 2012 recording their second album, with only a few tour dates in the first half of 2012 to support the album's release. Starting on 18 March by headlining Southampton’s Takedown Festival, they went on to support Of Mice & Men and appear at Hit The Deck Festival in April before appearing at Greenfield Festival on 17 June and at Ghostfest in Leeds on 30 June. In April 2012, Bury Tomorrow announced that they had signed to Nuclear Blast and confirmed the album art, track listing and release date of their second album, The Union of Crowns. The band said that signing to the new record label allowed them to record it the way they wanted to, which they wouldn't be able to do with their old label, Artery Recordings. The album was recorded in Ridgeway Sound Studio in Wantage and was released on 13 July in Europe, 16 July in the United Kingdom and 17 July in the United States.
Two singles were released in 2012 to promote The Union of Crowns: "An Honourable Reign", which was premièred on BBC Radio 1 and "Knight Life". In the United Kingdom the album debuted at number 6 on the Rock & Metal Chart, and in the United States, it peaked at number 25 on the Top Heatseekers chart and sold 1,062 copies in its first week. Bury Tomorrow played a single date on 10 July at the Camden Underworld supporting I Killed The Prom Queen on their European tour, before appearing at Hevy Music Festival in early August. They also toured Britain with Architects in November alongside Deez Nuts and The Acacia Strain. This tour was wrapped around both Bury Tomorrow's and Architects' appearance at UK Warped Tour, including at Alexandra Palace in London on 10 November 2012.
In late January 2013, the band announced that lead guitarist Mehdi Vismara had left Bury Tomorrow and that Kristan Dawson would assume his position. They described Dawson as a much more technical and riff-heavy guitarist, saying that this compliments the band's stylistic ideas for their third album. In February the band supported The Ghost Inside on the "Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour" across the UK. Vocalist Dani Winter-Bates made a guest appearance on the song "Broken Lights" from Heart in Hand's album Almost There, which was released on 11 February.
Bury Tomorrow ended the promotion of The Union of Crowns in 2013 after appearing at several festivals, including Slam Dunk Download, Greenfield, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Summerjam, Schools Out, Pell Mell and SummerBlast, as well as touring both in the UK in September and outside of the UK. Rock Sound praised their performance at Leeds Festival, writing: "They came as underdogs, but given the reception they’re afforded this afternoon, it’s safe to say that Bury Tomorrow will be leaving with more than a few new friends". Bury Tomorrow then went to the United States in October to write and record their third album.
On 6 January 2014, Bury Tomorrow announced the release of a third studio album, titled Runes, on 26 May through Nuclear Blast, as well as the release of an exclusive track from the album, titled "Watcher", which premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show at midnight on 6 January. They also announced a headline European tour with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Demoraliser and Napoleon, taking place in May. The music video for the first single from Runes titled "Man on Fire" was released on 25 February, followed on 13 May by "Of Glory". The album itself was made available for exclusive streaming by Rocksound on 21 May 2014 a few days before its release on 26 May. By 1 June 2014 it had reached number 1 on the official UK Rock chart and number 34 in the official UK Album chart. Later in June the band announced another European headline tour, set for October, with support from Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake and Slaves. In February 2015, they toured the UK with Don Broco, We Are the In Crowd and Beartooth as part of that year's Kerrang! Tour.
While performing at Slam Dunk North 2015, Bury Tomorrow announced that they had just finished working on their fourth full-length album, but did not reveal when it will be released. At Reading and Leeds Festival 2015, they debuted the first song from the album. On 1 November, they officially released the song, titled "Earthbound" and accompanied by a music video. Their fourth album, also titled Earthbound, was released worldwide on 29 January 2016 via Nuclear Blast. On 15 February 2016, Bury Tomorrow signed to UPRAWR Music Publishing
In an interview with DEAD PRESS! on 15 April 2017, frontman Dani confirmed that the band had written some of the follow-up to Earthbound and that they plan on recording at some point later in the year. In the same interview, he also disclosed that the band intend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Portraits in some way once it comes about in 2019.
On 27 October 2017, the band left Nuclear Blast Records and confirmed their signing with Sony Music/Music For Nations. During the months of October and November, the band headlined their "Stage Invasion" tour with metalcore band Loathe as their support act.
Bury Tomorrow have been described as metalcore, melodic metalcore, and post-hardcore. AllMusic writer Gregory Heaney wrote: "Offsetting layers of pleasant, atmospheric melody with sudden bursts of chugging heaviness, the band uses its breakdowns to create a brooding, moody effect, as if the songs are lurching into a fit when provoked from their somber ruminations." Vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates has stated that he likes the ability of his band to go "heavier" and "lighter" with ease. This is reinforced through vocal styles, in a manner typical of many metalcore bands; whereas Winter-Bates performs a harsh mix of screaming and growling, guitarist Jason Cameron contrasts this with melodic singing, usually in the chorus of a song.
The band has referred to older metalcore bands as their primary source of influence, with Metal Hammer journalist Merlin Alderslade commenting on their style by saying "the quintet's blend of fierce, melodic death metal-inspired riffage [sic] and gloriously anthematic choruses was seen as of the crowning achievements of a new generation of metal bands that had been weaned on a diet of The End of Heartache, Waking the Fallen and Reroute To Remain". Prior to the release of their third album, Runes, Bury Tomorrow have said that it is going to be more technical, "old school" and in line with artists like As I Lay Dying and Killswitch Engage than their previous releases.
Stoked to announce that two of UK Metals finest, Demoraliser & Napoleon, will be joining us on our intimate headline run this May!
In terms of melodic metalcore, you'll be pressed to find a band destined for greater things in the year ahead than Hampshire mob Bury Tomorrow.
Tagged as multiple genres including the spot-on ‘melodic metalcore’
Artery Recordings is an American record label based in Sacramento, California, United States, founded in 2010 as an imprint of Razor & Tie by Eric Rushing, owner of The Artery Foundation.On August 31, 2017, it was announced that Artery was acquired by Warner Music Group.Black Flame
Black Flame may refer to:
Black Flame (album), 2018 studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow
Black Flame (band), Italian black metal band
Black Flame (book), 2009 book on the global history of anarchism by Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt
Black Flame (publisher), science fiction, fantasy, and horror cult fiction publisher, an imprint of BL Publishing and Games WorkshopBlack Flame (album)
Black Flame is the fifth studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. It was released on 13 July 2018 through Music for Nations.Bury Tomorrow discography
Bury Tomorrow is a British metalcore band from Southampton, Hampshire, England. They have released five studio albums and two extended plays.Butserfest
Butserfest is a festival created by East Hampshire District Council. This music festival is targeted at young people aged 14-20 and is an alcohol/drug-free event. It has become an annual event due to its success in 2007. It is held on Butser Hill opposite Queen Elizabeth's Country Park near Petersfield. Bob Coleman East Hampshire District Council Community and Youth Democracy was one of the key organisers of Butserfest: "The festival ... is aimed mainly at teenagers, those in bands who want a chance to play, and those who love music and find it difficult to travel to other events." The festival supports new upcoming bands but also has some big names.
Previous notable acts that played Butserfest and then went on to make it big include You Me At Six, Bury Tomorrow, Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, Young Guns, Funeral For A Friend, Mallory Knox, Don Broco, Feed The Rhino, Marmozets, Hacktivist, Astroid Boys, Heck, Boston Manor, Create To Inspire, The One Hundred, Crossfaith, Zoax, Our Hollow Our Home, Shields, Wars and CreeperEarthbound (Bury Tomorrow album)
Earthbound is the fourth studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. It was released on 29 January 2016 through Nuclear Blast. This is their last release on Nuclear Blast Records due to their signing to Music For NationsFei Comodo
Fei Comodo were a 5-piece post-hardcore band from Essex, United Kingdom. They were signed to Small Town Records and developed a strong fanbase since their formation through playing many live shows across the country. They released five EPs, two singles, and one studio mini album. Renowned for an energetic live show the band completed several UK tours with other hardcore and metalcore bands from the South East, such as InMe and Bury Tomorrow.
On 3 May 2012, the band announced they would be disbanding following the release of Behind the Bright Lights and subsequent tour.Ghostfest
Ghostfest was an extreme metal and hardcore punk festival in Leeds, England that first took place at The Cockpit across two days in August 2005, returning in 2006. It brought together the UK's underground metal and hardcore music, along with metal and hardcore bands from Europe and America. There was no Ghostfest in 2007, but it returned every year from 2008 until 2015 and became a household name in the European indoor metal and hardcore scene, growing to ten times its original capacity since its inception in 2005 and selling out nearly every year in advance until 2015.Heart in Hand (band)
Heart in Hand were an English band from Bournemouth and Southampton, formed in 2008. Their musical style was a melodic blend of hardcore punk and heavy metal influences, described as both melodic hardcore and metalcore by reviewers. Their first release was the Heart in Hand EP in 2009, followed by 3 studio albums. The band's final lineup consisted of vocalist Charlie Holmes, guitarists Ed Hartwell and Ollie Wilson, bassist Gavin Thane and drummer Sam Brennan.
Heart in Hand had released 5 music videos with a combined view count of nearly 3 million before 2014. They supported the 2013 release of their second studio album, Almost There by touring with bands such as Bury Tomorrow, Deez Nuts, Miss May I, Stray from the Path and Texas in July. They had also appeared at numerous British festivals, including Download, Slam Dunk, 2000 Trees, Ghostfest and Redfest, as well as on the main stages of other European festivals such as Rock for People in the Czech Republic or Resurrection Fest in Spain, and as headliners at a number of smaller ones. They disbanded in February 2015.Melodic death metal
Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal. The style originated and developed in Sweden (pioneered by At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames) and the United Kingdom (pioneered by Carcass) around 1993. The Swedish death metal scene did much to popularise the style, soon centering in the "Gothenburg metal” scene.Melodic metalcore
Melodic metalcore is a fusion genre, incorporating elements of metalcore and melodic death metal, with a heavy emphasis on melodic instrumentation, blast beats, metalcore-stylized breakdowns and clean singing. The genre has seen commercial success for employing a "more accessible and commercial style" than typical metalcore. Many notable melodic metalcore bands have been influenced by At the Gates.Music for Nations
Music for Nations is a British independent record label focusing mainly on rock and metal. It was a subsidiary of the larger label distributor Zomba Records, which was a division of BMG and later Sony Music Entertainment.
Launched in 1983 by Martin Hooker, Music For Nations established itself as a European leader in the rock and metal world, with early signings like Tank, Exciter, Metallica (who had three gold albums while on MFN), Slayer and Megadeth paving the way. As Music For Nations grew, the company expanded its operation to include not just licensed acts from the USA, but its own signings. It released albums by artists including Paradise Lost, Opeth, Anathema, Cradle of Filth, Testament and countless other metal bands. As well as the traditional metal bands Music For Nations went on to sign up and coming UK bands such as Tigertailz who had a top 40 album while signed to Music For Nations.
In 2004, the label closed down. The company's catalogue — which had also previously included titles from artists as varied as Lost Horizon, Tigertailz and Frank Zappa — was transferred to parent company Zomba Records Group. In December 2011, The End Records signed a distribution deal for 50 of Music for Nations' catalog albums.In February 2015 Music for Nations relaunched through Sony's commercial department, with plans to reissue albums from their catalogue including Anathema, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Cradle of Filth and others. They also intend to, in the spirit of the label's original purpose, sign original heavy talent for singles, EPs and compilation albums.
In October 2017, Music For Nations signed two new signings,in the form of Metalcore band Bury Tomorrow and Blanket. In June 2018, American metalcore band Killswitch Engage joined Music for Nations' UK roster; the band's forthcoming album will be marketed by Metal Blade Records in the United States, and internationally through Columbia/Sony.Portraits (Bury Tomorrow album)
Portraits Is the debut studio album from British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. The album was released first in the United Kingdom on Basick Records on 12 October 2009. Adam Jackson has stated it was named Portraits for two reasons: "Firstly, the title track is based on the story of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, a cautionary tale of the beauty and frailty of life. Secondly, Portraits depicts a person or character frozen in time as they were at a given moment. This is how we see this album – it's a reflection of our tastes, loves, hates, losses and gains. It's a memory in musical form, the first glimpse of the picture that is Bury Tomorrow.”Runes (album)
Runes is the third studio album by British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. It was released on 26 May 2014. The album is named after the Rune Poems and is the band's first to feature Kristan Dawson, who replaced founding member Mehdi Vismara as Bury Tomorrow's lead guitarist in 2013. In June 2014 Runes reached number 34 on the UK charts and was also number 1 on the UK Rock Chart.Shadows Chasing Ghosts
Shadows Chasing Ghosts were a British post-hardcore band from Essex, England.
The band was formed in 2007 with Trey Tremain, Matt Jones, Danny Coy and Danny Green & other guitarists to follow. Shadows Chasing Ghosts got signed to Small Town Records where they produced two albums and for singles.
Shadows Chasing Ghosts played some shows in Germany together with While She Sleeps at Matrix Bochum and Jugendhaus in Stuttgart. They played at Moshpit Open Air in Sweden together with Enter Shikari, Young Guns, Yashin and Deaf Havana and at Butserfest together with Fei Comodo, Bury Tomorrow and We Are the Ocean. and again in 2012 with Feed The Rhino, Heart in Hand, former 'Resistour' tour support Polar and The Elijah.
14 September 2011 saw them In February and March 2012 they played as support for Eyes Set to Kill through the United Kingdom. Together with German trancecore band We Butter the Bread with Butter Shadows Chasing Ghosts toured as support on the We Created a Monster tour from Yashin which lead through the whole UK.
The debut album The Golden Ratio was released on 2 August 2010 and their following album called Lessons was distributed on 2 July 2012. On 17 March 2013 SCG embarked on the Shout Out Loud Tour heading all the UK (a European leg was planned but was unfortunately canceled) together with Urma Sellinger and Hildamay as support.On 9 May 2013 SCG called it quits and announced a Farewell Tour on the 17th with Palm Reader and Now, Voyager as support.Slam Dunk Records
Slam Dunk Records or Slam Dunk Music is an independent record label, promoter and concert organising company, founded in Leeds, England in 2007. Some notable signees include You Me At Six and Decade. The label evolved from "Slam Dunk", a weekly club night held at the city's Cockpit music venue, centered on emo/punk/ska and metal music. They have organised and promoted concerts for Leeds venues such as the Key Club, Leeds University Stylus, Leeds Beckett University Student Union and the First Direct Arena, as well as venues in other cities such as the The Dome Leisure Centre, National Exhibition Centre and Hatfield Forum.The Defiled
The Defiled were a four-piece British industrial metal band from London, England mixing groove-laden hardcore/metal with electronic music influences. They have been described by Kerrang! magazine as "The saviours of UK Metal" and championed by Metal Hammer as one of the leaders in a new wave of British metal along with bands such as While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow and Devil Sold His Soul. The band have built a fanbase following support slots with bands such as Murderdolls, Static-X, Godsmack, Deathstars and Motionless in White as well as playing Download and Sonisphere festivals.The Union of Crowns
The Union of Crowns is the second studio album from British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow. The album was released on the 13th of July, 2012 on Nuclear Blast. It was recorded within the first few months of 2012. The album’s release was delayed several times by the band in attempts to find a record label who could provide international distribution simultaneously.
Upon release, the album received mixed to positive reception from critics. With critics primarily praising the album song writing and sonic improvement from the band's predecessor, Portraits, negative criticism stemmed from its lack of innovation and the album is sometimes considered excessive in length.