Interview with Bury Your Dead frontman Mat Bruso
I still can’t believe this is the first time we’ve had Bury Your Dead on our show.
I flew solo as Darius was attending a concert in Los Angeles. I wish he was available as this would have been an awesome show to do together. I get the vibe that nothing is off limits with Mat Bruso, and his energry, honesty, and optimism is infectious. Hopefully, we’ll have him back on in the fall to tackle some more topics.
Mat Bruso has a great story. He left Bury Your Dead to focus on becoming a teacher, one of his lifelong goals. He’s currently teaching sixth grade children with special needs, something I find extremely admirable. During his time away, Bury Your Dead released two stylistically different records with frontman Myke Terry. It seemed that long-time fans were clamoring for Bruso’s return, and they’re wishes have now been answered.
Mosh N’ Roll, the latest Bury Your Dead LP, was released on 8/2/11 by Mediaskare.
You can visit the band on their Facebook and then navigate from there.
You can download or stream the interview here.
We touched on…
– touring around Mat’s work schedule as a teacher
– thoughts on why some bands refer to their fans as “kids”
– the reaction of fans to his departure
– the “sound” of Bury Your Dead with him versus the sound with Mat
– says he left because he was unwilling to tour, and that fans should direct their anger at him for leaving, not Mike for stepping in
– the financial aspect for other Bury Your Dead members in regards to only being able to tour around Mat’s work schedule
– the backup plan of pursuing a profession outside of music, and how that security blanket can shape the mindet of an artist