BURNING HUMAN, the resurrected death metal band featuring SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner, has entered the studio to begin recording its debut album. The CD, which is not expected before late summer at the earliest, will be produced by legendary guitarist James Murhpy (OBITUARY, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DISINCARNATE, CANCER, KONKHRA), who will also make a guest appearance on the album.

Commented the band: "For any of you that have been living on Mars for the last 20 years and don't know who James Murphy is, allow me to introduce him. James is a professional guitar player that has been in bands such as OBITUARY, DEATH, TESTAMENT, DISINCARNATE, CANCER, KONKHRA as well as releasing two solo CDs. James has also done a number of guest spots laying down some killer solos with bands such as GORGUTS, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and BROKEN HOPE, to name a few. To add to his long list of credits James has also produces a seemingly endless list of bands. He currently runs his own production company called The Safe House Productions.

"Bittner originally asked James to possibly do a guest spot and lay down a solo or two for us. He agreed and also offered his services as a producer, to which we graciously accepted. We feel that between the expertise of James Murphy, Tim (studio owner producer/engineer), and Rick (assitant/engineer) and the work we (BURNING HUMAN) have done with the songs we should end up with a vicious recording!"

In the latter half of the 1990s, BURNING HUMAN was a deathcore/death metal four-piece from the "Capital District" region of New York (Albany, Troy, Schenectady). Ignited in 1995, BURNING HUMAN's lineup consisted of Bittner (currently in SHADOWS FALL, ex-STIGMATA, CRISIS) on drums, Jason Sunkes (currently in DEAD RABBITS, ex-STIGMATA) on guitar, Jay VanDervoort on bass, and Jonah Radaelli on vocals.

Shortly after forming, BURNING HUMAN recorded and released a seven-song demo tape titled "Death is Mercy". These songs were later released on a compilation CD titled "We the People: A Compilation of Upstate NY's Hardest" with three other bands from the Troy/Albany, New York area (WAR-TIME MANNER, POLITICS OF CONTRABAND, DYING BREED). Although the band never issued a full-length album, a number of additional tracks were recorded and released on various compilation CDs, including a song called "Hazards to Humans" on a sampler titled "Capitol Punishment" in 1997. In addition, two songs — "As Good As Dead" and "Tormented Mind" — were featured on the "Frozen Dawn IV" compilation CD in 1998, and "Self-Inflicted Crucifixion" appeared on "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" in 1998.

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