Swedish Progressive/Post-Metal band Burst mark the release of the “A Labyrinth Of Layers” boxset with another performance video from their live session at Soundport Studio, this time for the track “Rain.” Their exclusive reissue boxset “A Labyrinth Of Layers” will be released this Friday, August 26th, 2022 via Pelagic Records. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
Says the band: “Here’s the second out of three tracks we shot live a couple of weeks ago, to mark the release of the A Labyrinth Of Layers boxset by Pelagic Records, and to get our shit together ahead of our fall shows. How do you even choose what song to play from an album you wrote some 20 odd years ago?! Somehow Rain seems to kind of sum up where we were at musically at the time, bringing together the kind of post-metal-hardcore-whatever we came out of, with our admiration for stuff like Godspeed and Neurosis. Prey… seems like a transitional record, everything just got weirder after that! See you in November!!”
When Swedish Progressive Metal quintet Burst disbanded indefinitely after a string of acclaimed albums and an intense live catharsis in Gothenburg, Sweden in December 2009, it marked the end of a 15 year evolution. What started out as young, crusty hardcore band in the 90’s, developed into a unique blend of Metal, Progressive Rock and hardcore, alternating grand atmospheres with abrasive Metal and melancholy melodicism. During the following years, the die-hards kept the torch lit while new fans discovered the band’s catalogue, but apart from a one-off appearance at Spain’s Be Prog festival in 2018, the band has remained quietly slumbering. Until 2022.
This fall, Pelagic Records will release “A Labyrinth Of Layers” – an exclusive vinyl box set of the classic triptych “Prey On Life” (2003), “Origo” (2005) and “Lazarus Bird” (2008), as well as individual standalone LP releases of the aforementioned albums – the first two for the first time ever on vinyl format. Originally released on CD through Relapse Records, the albums have been remastered and graphically refurbished in 2022, with all new artwork by Robert Samsonovitz.
During their tenure, Burst mastered the art of continuous progression, always evolving, always treading uncarefully, never abiding. Burst’s live performances mirrored their albums; a display of meteoric ferociousness and Heavy grooves, weaving effortlessly in and out of metallic outrage, stark melodies, and ethereal soundscapes.
To celebrate the reissues, the band announced their new partnership with Doomstar Bookings and a short string of live performances in the Nordic this coming November, with more European plans for 2023. Burst will be joined by Norna, fronted by Tomas Liljedahl of Breach / The Old Wind, and multi-instrumentalist Per Wiberg, formerly of Opeth, Spiritual Beggars and Kamchatka.
11/18 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
11/19 Copenhagen, DK @ Stairway
11/20 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
This boxset includes:
• “Prey On Life” LP – Vortex Edition
• “Origo” LP – Vortex Edition
• “Lazarus Bird” 2LP – Vortex Edition
• Black Naga Chili Bag
• Burst Logo Plectrum
• Burt Emblem Pendant
Pre-order here: pelagic-records.com
Linus Jägerskog / Vocals
Jonas Rydberg / Guitars
Robert Reinholdz / Guitars, Vocals
Jesper Liveröd / Bass, Vocals
Patrik Hultin / Drums, Vocals