Burial Park a hard rock band from New York formed in 2008. The band is composed of vocalist Alexa Criscitiello, vocalist Sal Spurge, guitarist Giorgio LaCorte, guitarist Gianfranco Bevilacqua, bassist Jesse Colliton and drummer Dave Colliton.
G. LaCorte and G. Bevilacqua began playing the guitar in 2006 for school shows and later turned their hobby into a dream. G. LaCorte and G. Bevilacqua recruited drummer D. Colliton and bassist J. Colliton in 2008 to form a solid foundation for the band. Vocalist S. Spurge impressed the band members with his high energy and powerful vocals which lead him to join the band in 2010. Lastly, A. Criscitiello joined the group in the summer of 2013 following the departure of the band's original vocalist and G. Bevilacqua made his return after 2 year break from the group.
Burial Park is known for their complex compositions, eclectic harmony and whimsical lyrics. Burial Park started performing at local venues in 2010 amongst many benefit shows in support of Alzheimer’s, cancer and Down syndrome. They moved up to headline their first big sold-out show at The Studio at Webster Hall Studio in NYC. Later that year, B.P. entered a Battle of the Bands contest for a chance to play at the Mayhem Festival, coming in at 2nd place. “We haven’t come this far for us to be let down” is the motto of Burial Park; also known as the lyrics from their song “Unlovely”. From their continuous hard work and success, Burial Park was offered to play numerous shows at Starland Ballroom in NJ, sharing the stage with national bands such as D.R.I. and Powerman 5000.
In June 2013, B.P. released a three song EP as a preview of their twelve-song album. Burial Park’s released their self-titled debut album July 27th, 2013 following a concert at Santos Party House in NYC with metal band Straight Line Stitch on the same day.
Burial Park: all it takes is just one listen…
Written by: Mariella Sterlacci