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Sydney’s most morose artist, Burden Man has announced a stack of new tour dates to make the long winter nights even longer.

Following last years release of his debut EP, Shadows Of The Dying, Burden Man has announced a final tour dedicated to those songs. This time around, five out of the nine shows will be with the band which he says, “adds a needed heaviness to the suffering”.

”It’s been some time between cathartic conversations on sadness and world-weariness. Despite this, I am looking forward to the upcoming shows, a few more of which are with the band and are targeting some new territory. In mentioning the band, I need to thank Blaize (Bass) and Yonn (Drums) for playing along side me. They’ve both added an invaluable source of heaviness to my suffering and for that, I am grateful, stay dying and I’ll see you soon.” Burden Man


Sunday, May 13: Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney

Saturday, May 19: The Ed Castle, Adelaide

Sunday, June 3: The Junk Bar, Brisbane*

Sunday, June 24: 80 Proof, Sydney*

Tuesday, June 26: Howl & Moan Records, Byron Bay

Saturday, June 30: The Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle

Thursday, July 5: Woody’s Bar, Melbourne*

Saturday, July 7: Halfback Books / Hall’s Books & Records, Dee Why

Saturday, July 21: Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla

* Solo show.

Burden Man is best described as dark folk. Heavy and crushing but not in a metallic sense. In an emotional one. While Justin’s roots lay in metal and blues, where undoubtedly inspiration is drawn, Burden Man is more aligned with singer/songwriters such as Chelsea WolfeLeonard Cohen and Nick Cave with a much heavier edge.

Weaving relatable tales of sorrow and contemplation of the inevitable with sombre tones to create a unique style of deathly, Dark Folk.  Burden Man delivers intimate, heartfelt and brooding melodies that are coupled with melancholic and minimalist rhythm guitar work which has a tonality that both simultaneously nurtures and disturbs you. These rhythmic stylings fit perfectly with the soulful, ambient and at times, chaotic lead work appearing to imitate varying mental states.

The Burden Man EP was recorded and mixed by Stevie Knight and mastered by Dave Petrovic at Sydney’s iconic Electric Sun Studios (Thy Art is Murder, COG etc)


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