Burnt Offering crept into the bowels of the
underground in 1987 with the release of their "Death Decay"
demo. Nationally syndicated Rock Station Z-Rock chose the
track "Black Blasphemy" from the demo as the coveted "Wailer
of the Month" (July, '87) and gave it consistent prime-time air play.
In the fall of 1989, independent Chicago label Walkthrufyre Records (now
defunct) released Burnt Offerings self titled debut LP. to a legion of
impatient, underground, thrash mongers. With Burnt Offering's collage
of speed, thrash, crunch, violence, and death, tracks such as "Leatherface,"
"Power of Death," and "SlaughterhouseGrizzle" left
fans in an irreversible disarray!
By 1990, Chicago concert promoters Jam Productions, invited Burnt Offering
to share the stage with international heavyweights:
Death, Dark Angel, Kreator, Coroner,Sacred Reich, and Candlemass. Burnt
Offering also had the privilege of opening forSepultura in their very
first concert on American soil in Chicago.
Sadly, and quite prematurely, Burnt Offering called it quits in late 1990
due to mismanagement and hollow promises of their failing record company.
Vowing to redeem themselves, all five original members held a conference
in July of 1997 and decided that the timing was perfect for a resurgence
of Burnt Offering!
Rehearsals began, and on October 25, 1997, Burnt Offering hosted their
revival performance at Chicago's Riviera
Theatre, followed by a special Halloween concert supporting Mexico's Transmetal
on Chicago's southwest side. In January of 1998,
Burnt Offering re- released their debut album on C.D. for the first time,
and included the entire "Death Decay" demo. This release was
retitled and called "Death Decay Complete." The C.D. was released
on the band's own record label called Modern Day Recordings.
The release of "Death Decay Complete" was followed by a nine
city tour of Mexico, in which the band smuggled 500 promotional
compact discs into the country in order to saturate the undying Mexican
Deathffhrash Metal underworld!
In the early spring of 1998, the C.EO. of Missouri based S.O.D. (Sounds
ofDeath) Magazine and longtime Burnt Offering fan David Horn had caught
wind of Burnt Offering's return. Horn called lead guitarist Jim Martinelli
and expressed interest in releasing Burnt Offering's long awaited second
loP. "Walk of the Dead" through his magazine and distribution
outlets. Burnt Offering agreed and entered the studio in late summer of
1998 and pounded out their brand new masterpiece which was completed in
October. Walk of the dead is now available on Modern day recordings