The Dutch death metal band Burial (based in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen) has developed itself as a true cultband in the underground metalscene; started in the early nineties of the 20th century Burial signed its first and only record deal with German label West Virginia Records. In 1993 the full length album 'Relinquished Souls' was released with success. Unfortunately in the year that followed the band had to deal with several problems and so the four members Stefan Verdoorn (vocals and guitar), Erwin van Dorsselaer (bass), Peter Dees (guitar) and Cyrille Dhaene (drums) decided to quit, just one year after 'Relinquished Souls' was released. Exactly seven years later Burial stood up from the grave when the future bass player from Polluted Inheritance, Steven Vrieswijk proposed to give Burial a new chance. And so band members Peter, Erwin and Stefan got together again, this time with two new members: Sebastian Tieleman as the strong and intense vocalist and Steven Vrieswijk as the new guitarist. Peter became the drummer and with this new lineup Burial was reborn. After several years of practising, (de)composing new songs and performing on stages in Zeeland and Belgium, Burial was ready to release the demo CD Resurrection' in 2006. This demo contains five dynamic tracks and is the result of eightteen hours recording at Holodeck XX Studios. 'Resurrection' can be described as old school death metal best compared with succesful bands like Massacre and Death (Burials two great inspirations), a sound Burial was famous for in the nineties. Not too complicated or with unnecessary complex structures, but easy to listen to and to get you carried away with this rousing sound.
In 2009, Stefan left because of lack of inspiration...
He was replaced by Frank Schobben (Bullcreek, ex-Mordancy)
In 2010, Burial had a Sabbatical (no rehearsal room...), wich led to the departure of Sebastian.
In 2011, he was replaced by Angelo de Bruijn. (Bullcreek, ex-Mordancy)
With this new line-up, Burial is once again active and working on new material, hoping to hit the stages in 2012!