Burn The Traitor is beatdown hardcore posse from Austria and as you would expect from this type of band, they keep things heavy with lots of breakdowns, double bass action and hateful deep vocals. I know there are many kids among our readers who like it and personally, I dig what they're doing too so there was no other option than to check out who are these guys and what they're up to.
Name: BURN THE TRAITOR
Location: BRAUNAU / UPPER - AUSTRIA
Active since: END OF 2006
How do you define your overall style?
ITS A MIXTURE OF HARDCORE, METAL AND BEATDOWN
What’s your goal with this band?
FIRST OF ALL FUN! PLAYING MUSIC AS HARD AS POSSIBLE A´ND GIVE PEOPLE WITH OUR LYRICS.
What do you have recorded so far?
IN 2007 WE RECORDED OUR FIRST SELFTITLED EP AND IN JANUARY 2010 WE RELEASED A NEW PROMO DEMO WITH 6 SONGS.
You guys have been going hard lately, what is the latest going on for Burn The Traitor?
THIS WEEK WE PLAYED A SHOW IN SALZBURG WITH OUR BOYS FROM BLOOD BY DAYZ, AND THERE ARE SOME GOOD DATES WE GONNA PLAY THIS YEAR LIKE IN JUNE A SHOW WITH SWORN ENEMY, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR AND POSTMORTEM PROMISES. AND THERE IS SOME TALKING ABOUT DOIN A EUROTOUR WITH UNIT 732 FROM THE STATES.
You’ve released your first demo recently. Are you happy with what’s happening with that?
BY THE WAY. IT`S OUR SECOND CD AND YES WE ARE HAPPY WITH THAT SHIT. ITS A WELL DONE PRODUCTION FROM OUR FRIEND LUKAS! OUR DEMO IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.FILLEDWITHHATE.COM AND AT OUR SHOWS
What is the feedback you’re getting?
MOST OF THE PEOPLE SAY THAT IT IS A GREAT DEMO. THX!!
Who is who in the band and what is the history behind Burn The Traitor?
I AM PHIL (GUITAR) EBA + DUCE (VOCALS), MAX (GUITAR), MARIO (BASS) MARS (DRUMS).BTT WAS FORMED IN THE END OF 2006 AS A 4 PIECE YOUNG BAND TRYING TO PLAY HEAVY HARDCORE/METAL SOUND. OVER THE YEARS THE LINE UP WAS GROWING TO A BAND WITH 6 MEMBERS. THIS BAND JUST WANT AND ALWAYS JUST WANTED TO PLAY HARD MUSIC, FAR AWAY FROM ALL THIS BULLSHIT TRENDS AND NEW STYLES. WE DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO. THATS OUR HISTORY!
Where did the name Burn The Traitor come from?
THE NAME CAME FROM ONE OF THE FIRST SONGS EVER IN A TIME WHEN THIS BAND HAD NO BANDNAME. SO IT CAMES FROM A BTT SONG CALLED BTT!
How would you describe the sound of Burn The Traitor?
I THINK ITS A GREAT MIX OF HARDCORE, METAL AND BEATDOWN. WE TAKE INFLUENCE OF ALL THIS STYLES OF MUSIC. AN OTHER WORD FOR OUR MUSIC IS: BULLDOZER! ;)
What bands would you say are your biggest inspiration?
HARD TO SAY. OF COURSE THERE ARE SOME BANDS WE LOOK UP TO LIKE MERAUDER, SHATTERED REALM, IRATE, DESPISED ICON AND SO ON... BUT THEY ARE NOT REALLY A INSPIRATION FOR OUR SOUND.
What message are you trying to get across in your music?
OUR LYRICS MOSTLY DEAL WITH PERSONAL STUFF AND A UPFUCKED 2 FACED SOCIETY!
Can you tell us how the hardcore scene in Austria is like nowadays? What are some bands we should check out?
WELL HARDCORE SCENE IN AUSTRIA... HMM... IN OUR AREA AND THE AREA AROUND SALZBURG THE HARDCORE SCENE GOT BIGGER AND BIGGER. ALWAYS GOOD SHOWS. MANY PEOPLE. CHECK OUT UNITED BLOOD FROM SALZBURG. GOOD GUYS! ... ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE LIVE NEAR GERMANY WE HAVE MORE TO WITH THE GERMAN HARDCORE SCENE. WE KNOW MORE PEOPLE OVER THERE. WITH AUSTRIA WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO ACCEPT OUR AREA AND SALZBURG. HERE ARE THE GREAT CLUBSHOWS IN AUSTRIA. ABOUT VIENNA OR OTHER CITIES I DON´T WANT TO START TALKING HAHA
What are some future plans for the band?
OF COURSE PLAYING A LOT OF SHOWS. RECORDING AN ALBUM, MERCH, IN AUGUST A MINI TOUR ACROSS EUROPE WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM BUST A MOVE (RUHRPOTT) AND IN 2011 MAYBE AN EUROTOUR WITH UNIT 371.
Anything else you would like to add?
FIRST: THX FOR THE INTERVIEW!
AND TO EVERYBODY: CHECK OUT OUR MYSPACE: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BURNTHETRAITOR CHECK OUT WWW.FILLEDWITHHATE.COM TO GET OUR NEW DEMO. ADD US ON MYSPACE OR FACEBOOK TO GET THE LATEST NEWS AROUND BURN THE TRAITOR AND SHOW UPDATES!