Burning Heads Bio
Burning Heads really started as a band back in 1988, from the split of other groups that were playing fast fucked and furious punk rock and New York style hardcore in their native town of Orleans, France. After countless appearances on split singles, singles of their own and compilations, they released their first eponymous album in December 1992. The self-titled album was produced by Donnel Cameron from Bad Religion and released on Semetery records.
Play It Again Sam signed the band then and their second opus, "Dive," recorded with Jack Endino in Paris (Soundgarden, Nirvana) was released in October 1994. The band definitely set their own standard with the "Dive" album, and got international recognition.
Remember '95/96 "Nuclear winters are cool?" French President Chirac had nothing better to do than creating mushroom clouds over the bright skies of the Pacific atolls. Burning Heads announced the release of their third album "Super Modern World," "if the French nuclear bullshit does not destroy the planet first, that is". Eventually our planet was spared and the world could enjoy those catchy speed rock tunes played live during numerous gigs all around France with bands such as NOFX, Bad religion, Propaghandi, Les Thugs, Noir Desir, Down By Law, and even Canada with Ten Foot Pole.
In 1997, The band's manager started his own label, Filox records in order to put out a Burning Heads compilation. But don't be fooled: this compilation is the complete antithesis of your average "best of" record: The "Weightless Hits" album regroups all the B-sides and 'not-so-known' songs that were released on 7" by the band over the years. The aim of the compilation was to make those songs available to everyone who could not get their hands on them because they had all become very hard to get (limited pressings of 1000 copies).
1998 and the band are back with their new album and their first for Epitaph.
"Be One With The Flames" was released in April 98 to much critical acclaim. Following the release, the band spent 5 weeks on the road touring in France, followed by a 6 week tour of the rest of Europe. "Be One With The Flames" was described by many people as probably their finest moments.
Quite right too, that is until now. Novemer 12th 1999 sees the release of "Escape," the brand new Burning Heads album.
"Escape" was written between March and June 1999, after which the band hopped on a plane to the good old US of A. The band took a breather on the West Coast. They played a few shows in Los Angeles, did a live radio session for KXLU (LA), then headed up the coastal highway to Seattle. In Seattle they played one show before getting down in the studio with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Tad, Zen Guerrilla, Zeke). The result is "Escape" one of the finest punk rock albums you'll hear this year. "Escape" includes a cover of punk legends the Adoloescents "No Way."