This is Who We Are

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​Fort Wayne, Indiana's own A BURDEN TO BEAR is much like the calm before a nasty storm - captivating audiences with beautiful harmony and melody just to bring them crashing back down to Earth with a display of utter aggression and power. A BURDEN TO BEAR is the product of the hardships and triumphs of five young men who have devoted their life and soul to the music they create.

In their young career, these talented men have opened for national acts such as Miss May I, Like Moths To Flames, Famous Last Words, Kingdom Of Giants, Dayshell, Phinehas, Nekrogoblikon, Youth in Revolt, Awake At Last, and Tear Out The Heart.

In 2020 A BURDEN TO BEAR released their single "Forlorn Hope," and it was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback. "Forlorn Hope" has managed to amass over 160,000 streams on Spotify and over 175,000 views on YouTube in just over one year. The band looks to continue to improve and build upon this initial success with every song they release.

A BURDEN TO BEAR's upcoming EP "With Empty Eyes and Hollow Hearts" is more than just a rebirth, it is a statement of who they are becoming as both people and a band. "ABTB" is building their legacy from the ground up with this fresh, new take on melodic metalcore. The band has been working with producer Justin Aufdemkampe (Miss May IWar Of Ages) to craft and perfect their most riveting and impressive release to date. Keep an eye out for this fist-pumping, moshpit-inducing debut album in late 2021.

Meet the Band

Joe Contreras

Joe Contreras

Vocalist