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The Burning Hell


  1. 1.
    Fuck the Government, I Love You
  2. 2.
    I Want to Drink in a Bar
  3. 3.
    Amateur Rappers
  4. 4.
    My Name Is Mathias
  5. 5.
    Men Without Hats
The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way.
Sometimes they are sharing stages with like-minded friends as Jeffrey Lewis or The Wave Pictures.
Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. They are taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.
On occasion, Mathias goes on the road as a duo with clarinetist Ariel Sharratt and even recorded as a duo: Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom "Don't Believe The Hyperreal" was released in November 2015 through BB*ISLAND. More often, Mathias and Ariel were joined by bassist Nick Ferrio drummer Jake Nicoll and guitarist Darren Browne. With this line up The Burning Hell recorded "People" (2013) and "Public Library" (2016), an album of distorted story-songs. The 2017 album "Revival Beach", a look at the apocalypse, sees the band morphed into a trio, Ariel Sharratt on drums and bass clarinet, Darren Browne on bass and bouzouki, and Mathias Kom for the first time ever handling all guitar duties.


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