by Mike Slobot in New Music on Tuesday 8 November 2011

Hailing from Southern California, The Violet Burning have been rocking venues since 1990’s first release, Chosen. The band is currently on tour promoting the new three album set, The Story of Our Lives: an ambitious 34 song collection of all new material filled with heart-ripping honesty, peaceful ballads and straight-forward rock and roll.

I recently saw them on their stop in my city, and it was an amazing experience. Lead vocalist and guitarist Michael Pritzl managed to go from quiet vocals to gut-wrenching screams in one breath, while bassist Black Cherry Dawson and drummer Lenny Beh drove a pounding rhythm section that rattled my rib cage.