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Interview with Bury Your Dead frontman Mat Bruso

4 August 2011 12 Comments

By: Andrew

I still can’t believe this is the first time we’ve had Bury Your Dead on our show.

Bury Your Dead 2011 Band Publicty Photo

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.

Mosh N' Roll Bury Your Dead Album CD Cover

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

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  • SMN said:

    This was a great show. I really hope you start doing some live stuff come the fall.

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  • yiggernes said:

    Enjoyable listen.

    Andrew’s solo shows are usually dreadful but this was decent.

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  • Leave Myke Terry ALONE said:

    Mat Bruso is an inspiration to me and all other musicians. Bury Your Dead totally sucks but the dude hooked me on him as a human being. Anyone who focuses on kids and bettering the world is OK in my book.

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  • Dennis said:

    I have all the respect in the world for this chap after this interview.

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  • Blind Relic said:

    I hate it when Robb Flynn refers to MH fans as kids. Pisses me off because so few kids are there.

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  • KARNOV said:

    I’ve seen BYD many times over the years and they’re one of the premier live acts. I don’t see how it’s viable for them to tour on a teacher’s schedule (not that they’re making $ from touring anyway).

    It’s too bad because they’re one of my favorite bands.

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  • lil larry said:

    This CD is off the mf’n chain. I bought it from Amazon. I hated the last 2 alvbums and thought they were done. Well done Bruso, your a kick ass dude

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  • FIST GUN KNIFE said:

    I can’t be a fan of this band. They totally suck. The interview sucked. This band is dead.

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  • LOCH NESS said:

    Darius certainly goes to alot of shows.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:

    There are 23 comments that I need to manually Approve for this article. Apparently, they were sent to spam due to our way overzealous spam filter. I hate when a site “upgrade” causes nothing but problems.

    I will get to this later tonight.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:

    Darius certainly goes to alot of shows.

    He definitely goes to a lot of shows. Hey, you’re only young once, right?

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