Buried in Verona

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Buried in Verona
OriginSydney, NSW
Years active2007 – 2016
LabelsRiot!, UNFD
Associated actsI Killed the Prom Queen, Confession, In Hearts Wake, Bermuda
Past membersBrett Anderson, Mark Harris, Brandon Martel, Richie Newman, James Swanson, Conor Ward, Daniel Gynn, Sean Gynn, Nate Martin, Shane O'Brien, Chris Mellross, Scott Richmond, Mick Taylor, Katongo Chituta, Steve Rogers, Andrew Gill, Cole Wilkins, Ben Bailey

Band members

  • Final Line-up
    • Brett Anderson (vocals)
    • Ben Bailey (drums)
    • Mick Taylor (guitar)
    • Andrew Gill (guitar)
    • Cole Wilkins (bass)
  • Former members
    • Richie Newman (drums) 2008, (guitar, vocals) 2010 - 2015
    • Mark Harris (guitar) 2015
    • Brandon Martel (bass) 2015
    • James Swanson (drums) 2015
    • Daniel Gynn (bass) 2011 - 2014
    • Sean Gynn (guitar) 2011 - 2014
    • Nate Martin (guitar) 2011 - 2014
    • Conor Ward (drums) 2013 - 2014
    • Shane O'Brien (drums) 2012 - 2013
    • Chris Mellross (drums) 2008 - 2012
    • Scott Richmond (bass) 2007 - 2011
    • Katongo Chituta (guitar) 2007 - 2011
    • Steve Rogers (drums) 2007 - 2008

Band information

Buried in Verona was a metalcore band from Sydney that formed in 2007. Richie Newman joined on drums in order to complete the debut album, released on 23 August 2008, but announced his departure in September. Newman subsequently rejoined the band as a guitarist during 2010.

In early 2010 Buried in Verona recorded their second album in Sweden and played a few shows in Europe while there; Saturday Night Sever was released in June and the band followed it up by touring with Bermuda and Silent Screams. In September the band went out on tour and played a show with Soilwork in Sydney and also opened for Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada and The Amity Affliction. During early 2011 Buried in Verona hit the road with Resist the Thought and opened for The Haunted in May. In July Chituta and Taylor both left the band and were replaced by Nate Martin and Sean Gynn. Scott Richmond also departed due to a hand injury and his place was taken by Daniel Gynn. In late January 2012, the band announced it had signed to UNFD. Notorious entered the ARIA Chart in the Top 20 and the band hit the road for an extended tour, after which Chris Melross left to be replaced by former Confession drummer Shane O'Brien. Notorious saw Buried in Verona nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album. At the beginning of 2013 it was announced that O'Brien had departed to join I Killed the Prom Queen. Conor Ward replaced O'Brien and BiV and IKTPQ toured Australia together in mid-2013. Late in the year they appeared on the Vans Warped Tour. Early 2014 the band's fourth album Faceless was released and Buried in Verona toured nationally in support. Faceless peaked at #15 on the ARIA chart but the band hit financial trouble following a tour with The Amity Affliction when their management left them broke; BiV almost broke up at this point. The band's fifth album was released on August 7, 2015 with the line up of Anderson, Ward, Newman, Mark Harris and Brandon Martel and they toured with Northlane and August Burns Red late in the year. The album peaked at #17 on the ARIA chart but at the end of 2015 only Anderson was left in the band. Former member Mark Taylor rejoined and Andrew Gill, Cole Wilkins and Ben Bailey were recruited but by the end of 2016 the band was done.



2008 Circle the Dead Riot!
2010 Saturday Night Sever Riot!
2012 Notorious UNFD
2014 Faceless UNFD
2015 Vultures Above, Lions Below UNFD