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 festivals like Glastonbury and Dawson City to bars, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France. Musically, The Burning Hell runs the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll, and so the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, 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. The Burning Hell will release Public Library, a new album of distorted story-songs, in April 2016, and they'll spend the better part of the spring and summer in their natural habitat: the tour van.
"Songwriter Mathias Kom, a mischievous, caustic people's poet with a world view that lets you know the good guys occasionally win" - Q Magazine
"a lesson in wit and nuance. Uncut
"Kom doesn't try to create moments that are bigger then life. No, he focusses on life most basic elements combine in wonderful, magical reactions.Through Kom's eyes we see life is for the living, not for the dreamers. The real rewards come from finding the hidden beauty in what we have, who we are and who we meet, not in what we desire" - Herohill, CA
Canada's The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces. Drowned in Sound