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)
EARTHBURNER originally began as a new band for BROKEN HOPE’s Jeremy Wagner when BROKEN HOPE’s “hibernation period” began in 2002 and was meant to be a true successor to BROKEN HOPE, with a nod to 1989 masterpiece, “WORLD DOWNFALL” by TERRORIZER.
EARTHBURNER is named after the BROKEN HOPE song of the same name (“Earth Burner” on the Grotesque Blessings album) and was created with a mission to deliver nothing short of uncompromising grind songs tinged with afterworld bleakness and contemporary horror.
Metal news has spread worldwide on EARTHBURNER, with the band receiving exposure in REVOLVER MAGAZINE, METAL INJECTION, LOUDWIRE, THE PIT, and countless other metal magazines and sites.
EARTHBURNER recorded an EP in 2011 with Jeremy Wagner on guitar, vocalist, Ryan Richards, and now 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.
Moreover, EARTHBURNER filmed a video for the track: “TOTAL WAR.” This video was directed by Danzig video-god, Corey Soria.
In late 2011, just as EARTHBURNER was going to be a main band, Jeremy Wagner was approached to reform BROKEN HOPE and make it a priority. BROKEN HOPE reformed with Wagner and Mike Miczek along for the ride. BROKEN HOPE came back strong and never stopped. During that time, EARTHBURNER was put to the side.
In March 2023, Wagner wanted to bring EARTHBURNER back for good and do a full-length album and more. Wagner and Mike began to reform EARTHBURNER and brought in Wagner’s stepson, Tyler Affinito, from Gloryhole Guillotine on bass.
But what to do about a singer? Former vocalist Ryan Richards had moved on and the band needed a full-time, dedicated frontman.
Wagner, Mike, and Tyler spoke of ideas for singers, and as fate would have it, Tyler got a message from SANGUISUGABOGG vocalist, Devin Swank, asking Tyler if he wanted to do a “grind band” and also asked, “What’s your stepdad Jeremy doing with Earthburner?”
It was at that point that Wagner, Mike, and Tyler wanted Devin Swank to join the band. Devin enthusiastically agreed and joined the band.
Wagner, who had a pile of songs already written with Mike, booked studio time with the intent of recording a full-length album…within a month, the band began recording!
In April 2023, EARTHBURNER entered the legendary Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida and recorded all of the music for their debut album there. The band then recorded all of the vocals at Hypercube Studios in Chicago. The band also brought in NAPALM DEATH guitarist/vocalist, Mitch Harris, as an “honorary member” and side-vocalist.
*EARTHBURNER were also honored by Ross Dolan of IMMOLATION and Jake Cannavale of VIXEN MAW who both contributed guest vocals to EARTHBURNER’s debut album.
The EARTHBURNER album was mixed by mixing-god Scott Creekmore (who had mixed both the EARTHBURNER EP in 2011 and the BROKEN HOPE album, MUTILATED and ASSIMILATED in 2017).
From there, the album was mastered by the legendary Mike Fuller of Fullersound in Davie, Florida.
*NOTE: There’s TWO versions of the EARTHBURNER album—one is digital and one is analog.
Mike Fuller mastered the “digital version” and Scott Creekmore mastered the “analog version.”
EARTHBURNER is now armed with a complete album with a label and release date TBD.
The title of the album and cover artwork reveal is also TBA.
More will be announced SOON!