“Every minute you waste is a minute you’ve lost” is a lyric from the Texas-based metal band, Upon A Burning Body. This statement could not be more truthful, than when it comes to the band themselves because every minute you waste not listening to them is a minute you’ve lost. These sharp dressed Texans are a force to be reckoned with.
Upon a Burning Body have been tearing up the underground scene since 2005. Their DIY ethos brought them many fans when they were coming up, and this has led the band to have a very loyal fan base that came in handy when they were hand-picked to be the special guests for all of the Texas dates on the Thrash and Burn 2009 Tour w/ DevilDriver, Emmure, Despised Icon, and Veil of Maya. This tour brought the band a great deal of exposure and helped land them on Sumerian Records. The label also gave the band great praise for their very unique metal and hardcore hybrid.
In April of 2010 the band released their debut full length album entitled The World is Ours. The album was produced by William Putney all of the song’s on the album took their titles from movies that starred Al Pacino. The World is Ours also marked the exit of drummer Ramon Villareal who was replaced by Jonathon Gonzales.
Almost two years to the date, the band released their sophomore album Red. White. Green. The album was also produced by Will Putney, who produced their debut album. Another thing that carried over from their first album was naming songs after films, but this time instead movie that featured Al Pacino they used titles of films that were directed by Robert Rodriguez. The album did well in sales debuting at No. 105 on the Billboard 200 an amazing feat for a metal band releasing their sophomore record.
The band continues to work hard promoting their music, and were featured on 2012’s Mayhem Festival. They wrapped 2012 supporting Trivium on their European tour, and will continue touring well into 2013 on the 19th annual Van’s Warped Tour. Check these guys and you’ll definitely understand why metal is bigger in Texas.