In March 2008, Burden My Surrender was formed by two friends from Tioga County, PA, home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and an area known for attracting leaf watchers. In less than six months time, the band expanded into a five piece group, spotlighting unyielding female vocals over tight melodic guitars and hard-hitting percussion.
Thriving on both original and cover music performance, the group's sound is an energetic blend of pop and rock twisted with the aggressiveness of metal and the simplicity and attitude of punk. This combined with the band's
entertaining presence and professional demeanor has been effective in attracting listeners of various music genres.
The group gained attention when they were selected, from over 20,000 participants, as winners of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Warped Tour at Darien Lake, NY in July 2011. Only days after, they were featured in press releases on roadrunnerrecords.com, bravewords.com, puregrainaudio.com,
Some of the group's catchiest originals include such titles as "Rip and Tear" and "For What It's Worth", both of which can be sampled on the group's Facebook page, and have been known to detour into "cover-land," with fun-yet-rocking readings of Lady Gaga’s "Poker Face" and Katy Perry’s "I Kissed A Girl".
Currently the band is recording their second album. Watch for this upcoming release in the fall of 2011.
Burden My Surrender is:
Britney Johnson (Lead Vocals), Brad Buffington (Drums/Vocals),
Mat Marsiglio (Guitar/Vocals), Dale Schoonover (Guitar), Kyle Linscott (Bass)