EARTHBURNER Signs With M-Theory Audio; Release Single/Video, “Slaves To The Screen”

EARTHBURNER Signs With M-Theory Audio; Release Single/Video, “Slaves To The Screen”

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After years of being on the “back-burner,” EARTHBURNER has finally arrived and is now armed with their debut album, Permanent Dawnwhich was recorded at Criteria Recording Studios (Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles) in Miami, FL, produced by Tommy McWilliams (Elegant Weapons) and Jeremy Wagner, mixed by Scott Creekmore (Broken Hope, Putrid Pile, Morta Skuld), and mastered by Mike Fuller (Obituary, Death, Judas Priest) of Fullersound in Davie, FL. M-Theory Audio recently signed EARTHBURNER with plans to release Permanent Dawn later this year.

In anticipation of this upcoming release, EARTHBURNER has now debuted the first single off the record: “Slaves To The Screen.” A 3D-animated video for the track (created by video jedi Andrea Mantelli of Andrea Mantelli Productions can be viewed now:

EARTHBURNER vocalist and lyricist Devin Swank has this to say about “Slaves To The Screen”: “This song was written about how our world seems to be fixated with what new products are out, what clothing you should wear, what food to stuff your fat face with and what bullshit is flooding the mainstream and how people completely immerse themselves in it. It’s a perfect welcoming for EARTHBURNER as we’re just 4 guys who stick their middle fingers in the face of the norm and play classick death metal/grindcore! I’m so excited for this to get to the ears of people who are fans of death/grind and all things heavy and with the help of M-Theory Audio it can get into the hands of such people too.”

Regarding EARTHBURNER ‘s “Slaves To The Screen” single and video, plus Permanent Dawn, guitarist Jeremy Wagner says: “I’m super-pumped about our first single, ‘Slaves To The Screen,’ being released for the world to hear. This song is one of my favorite tracks on the album…and as a pre-album release track, I feel it properly represents what EARTHBURNER is all about—and what people can expect from our ‘Permanent Dawn‘ album. The song is so ferocious and pummeling that it just makes me want to DESTROY SHIT! Haha! Moreover, the 3D animated video that accompanies the single is so freaking cool. Video designer—Andrea Mantelli—absolutely killed it!
“Speaking of the ‘Permanent Dawn‘ album, it’s been a longtime coming for me. I’ve wanted to do a full-length 
EARTHBURNER album forever. I’m far beyond happy that the stars aligned…I got my dream lineup and I got the opportunity to make this debut album.
“Relevant to the ‘stars aligning,’ I think that things happen for a reason because my dream lineup happened at the perfect time, AND, we signed a great record deal with Marco Barbieri and M-Theory Audio—this is a huge, full-circle thing for me because Marco is the guy who originally signed Broken Hope to Metal Blade Records and set my musical journey into motion in a huge way. So, this album is extra special to me on numerous levels. Marco has always believed in me and my music and THAT means the world to me.
“I’ve said before that EARTHBURNER is a separate monster from Broken Hope in terms of style, genre, tuning, vocals, and pure blasting ferocity. And my insane love for Terrorizer‘s ‘World Downfall‘ album and old Napalm Death and others inspired me and really drove me to do something faithful to this über-extreme genre.
“Thanks to my stepson Tyler, and Devin Swank from Sanguisugabogg, they lit a fire under my ass to bring EARTHBURNER back in a big way, full-time.
“Huge thanks to all of the fans of the original EARTHBURNER EP, everyone who’s been waiting for EARTHBURNER to come along with an album. The album is on the way for release in 2024—for now, enjoy ‘Slaves To The Screen’! We can’t wait for you hear the ‘Permanent Dawn‘ album—and I hope you all get to see EARTHBURNER on stage!”

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EARTHBURNER is named after the Broken Hope song of the same name (“Earth Burner” from the Grotesque Blessings album) and was created with a mission to deliver nothing short of uncompromising, slamming grind-laden songs tinged with afterworld bleakness and contemporary horror.

EARTHBURNER recorded an EP in 2011 with Wagner on guitar, vocalist Ryan Richards, and Broken Hope drummer Mike Miczek. The trio chose 3 tracks picked specifically for a 3-song EP that they recorded at Mercenary Digital Studios with studio-guru Scott Creekmore tracking, mixing and mastering everything.

Then in 2011, Wagner was approached to reform Broken Hope and make it a priority. Broken Hope reformed with Wagner and Miczek along for the ride. Broken Hope came back strong and never stopped. During that time, EARTHBURNER was put to the side—until March 2023. Wagner wanted to bring EARTHBURNER back for good and do a full-length album and more. Wagner and Miczek began to reform EARTHBURNER and brought in Wagner’s stepson Tyler Affinito from Gloryhole Guillotine on bass. Wagner, Miczek, and Affinito spoke of ideas for singers, and as fate would have it, Affinito got a message from Sanguisugabogg vocalist Devin Swank, asking Affinito if he wanted to do a “grind band” plus, and then asked: “What’s your stepdad Jeremy doing with EARTHBURNER?”

It was at that point that Wagner, Miczek, and Affinito asked Swank to join the band. Swank enthusiastically agreed and EARTHBURNER was reborn – and with a mission to write, record, and conquer! In April 2023, EARTHBURNER entered the legendary Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, FL and recorded all of the music for their debut full-length there—11 tracks total. All of the main vocals were recorded at Hypercube Studios in Chicago, IL. Moreover, Mitch Harris (Napalm Death/Righteous Pigs/Defecation) came on board as an “honorary member” as he contributed his brand of vocals on most of the songs.

EARTHBURNER eventually signed with M-Theory Audio in the fall of 2023. Their debut album, Permanent Dawn, is set for release in 2024. Stay tuned!

Devin Swank – primary phlegm & guttural vocals
Jeremy Wagner – riff-wielder & guitars
Mike Miczek – caffeinated snare-killer & drums
Tyler Affinito – low-end psychopath, bassist, & NOT Billy Corgan
*Mitch Harris – back-up frenzied vocals & honorary EARTHBURNER member


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