The Burn & Cry bases itself on the Alchemical Theory of the Union of Opposites. In fact, the name Burn & Cry is a verb play on a pair of opposites, Fire and Water.
Born in the crucible of NYC, the Burn & Cry’s basic elements began with musical chemistry. Mike Marco had to start a metal band. Quickly spawning a handful of deep groove oriented songs with the rhythm section of Eric Eckelman and Kevin Mackall, who were already tightly conjoined as a working drum and bass unit, they completed the quaternity with the addition of guitar virtuoso Pancho Garza.
Thus evolved the Burn & Cry. The four members each embody distinct ingredients of the Burn & Cry elixir. Metal, Punk, Hard Rock, Thrash, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop spanning a couple of decades of influence and all finding confluence in the Burn & Cry music.
On this new album, The Burn & Cry worked with record producer Britt Myers from Great City Productions here in NYC. Britt produced, engineered and mixed The Burn & Cry’s self titled debut album. He also recently worked with Suzanne Vega on her forth coming album “Beauty and Crime”. Britt did the preproduction, arranging and engineering for that record.
The Burn & Cry’s music is also currently being heard on MTV2’s Rock Block and Headbangers Ball.
The lead singer Lead Luminous has been the voice of MTV2’s
Headbanger’s Ball for the past 4 years.
Venues: CBGB’s, Knitting Factory, the Continental, R&R, Snitch, Crash Mansion, Fontana’s, Arlene’s Grocery, Don Hills, Retox, Mercury Lounge, Emergency Room (Las Vegas), B.B. Kings. Two time award winner of MTV’s talent show.