Hiroshima Will Burn is a technical Death Metal band from Melbourne, Australia.
Formed in the early stages of 2006, Hiroshima Will Burn quickly established themselves as a formidable contender within their local metal scene. The original line-up consisted of Tyrone Burke and Armarin Saengsri on guitars, Mark Sheriff on bass and Brodie Glare on vocals.
Although the band’s sound was originally grou…nded in the Metalcore/Hardore roots, after recording a 4 track demo the quickly gained a solid local fan-base. In late 2006 Mark departed the band to make way for Anthony Mar as full-time bassist, the band’s sound was slowly evolving, leaning more towards Technical Death Metal.
While their moniker at first seems slightly racist and/or offensive, the true meaning behind their name conveys a truly dark time in human history when for a moment, the world stood still at the murder of so many innocent people during times of war, while the band takes no stance on such political matters, they are very much against racism and senseless violence against innocent people.
In early 2007 the band entered and subsequently won the Ernie Ball Taste Of Chaos Battle Of The Bands, which not only allowed them to play in front of over 5,000 people at Melbourne’s Vodafone Arena but got the opportunity to share the stage as such prominent acts as The Used, Rise Against, Aiden, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Bled, Gallows and Carpathian
But it wasn’t until December that year when Anthony Melbourne entered the fold as permanent vocalist, thus solidifying the line-up that the band’s sound began to take evolve in massive leaps and bounds, the band immediately began writing their debut album ‘To The Weight Of All Things’, the tracking was completed in September 2008 at Electric Sun Studios (House Vs Hurricane, Thy Art Is Murder) in Sydney, Australia, the artwork was completed by Bjorn at Killustrations.com (Aborted, Norther, Job For A Cowboy) and Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios, New York (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Despised Icon, Nile, Mastodon), releasing it on Skull and Bones Records in April 2009, as well as a European release through Lacerated Enemy Records in August 2009.
With a European tour soon to follow upon the release of ‘To The Weight Of All Things’, 2010 looks to be a promising year for Hiroshima Will Burn