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Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope is bringing Earthburner back!

Earthburner 2023
Photo by Corey Soria

Earthburner was originally created in 2002 by guitarist Jeremy Wagner upon Broken Hope going on hiatus. After one three-song EP in 2011, Earthburner is back and they've got a killer lineup! Earthburner is now Wagner, vocalist Devin Swank (Sanguisugabogg), drummer Mike Miczek (Broken Hope), bassist Tyler Affinito, and honorary backup vocalist Mitch Harris (guitarist for Napalm Death).

Earthburner's upcoming debut full-length album was recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, FL, with all the main vocals were recorded at Hypercube Studios in Chicago, IL. In addition to Harris, Earthburner's debut includes Immolation's Ross Dolan appear on the track "Necrodisiac", and actor and Vixen Maw vocalist Jake Cannavale on a cover of Corrosion Of Conformity's "Positive Outlook".

Mixing for the currently-unannounced album was handled by Scott Creekmore (Broken Hope, Putrid Pile) – the digital version of the album was mastered by Mike Fuller (Cynic, Obituary, Suffocation, etc.), while Creekmore mastered the analog version of the album. So stay tuned!

"I'm happy to announce that Earthburner is in motion in a big way and now has an album completed… I can't wait for the world to hear this!" said Wagner. "The album will indeed BURN the EARTH!

"Earthburner has always been some kind of extreme metal mistress to me… it was always on the side and in my thoughts, and I was always dying to dive into it… but life always seemed to get in the way. For a number of years, I was writing and demoing Earthburner riffs that no one had yet heard, and with each passing year, some fans would ask whatever was I going to do with Earthburner (and I yearned to do something to finally answer that question).

"I'm intensely passionate about grindcore and had always wanted to do a genuine grindcore band with my own stamp on it—raging blast beats married up with riffs that make you wanna smash your face through a cinderblock—something that would be a separate monster from Broken Hope in terms of style, genre, tuning, vocals, and pure blasting ferocity. It was my love for bands like Terrorizer (World Downfall-era), Napalm Death, Nasum, Repulsion, General Surgery, and Cripple Bastards who all inspired me for decades 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 FULL TIME… and here we are. We did it! We now have a full-length album which was produced by Tommy McWilliams and myself. Scott Creekmore mixed the album, and Mike Fuller mastered the digital version of the album (Scott Creekmore mastered the analog version at Mercenary Digital Studios).

"We also documented the entire process of making of the Earthburner album and plan to make offer this as a bonus DVD to go with the album once it's released.

"Regarding the album title, cover art, and more, ALL will be revealed once we have a label. When we decided to record this album, we didn’t have a home for it, so I personally financed the entire recording to keep our vision intact… to do it our way with no interference. Tommy McWilliams and I managed the production and everything else from tracking, mixing, mastering, band photos, and more.

"That all said, we're actively searching for a home for this album and we hope that before long, we will have a label behind this album and ALL will be revealed. Stay tuned!!!

"As we await our 'home' and to share more album info, here's a little teaser for the upcoming album artwork—the cover art and new, alternate Earthburner logo done by the amazing Fabrice Lavollay!"

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