BURNT WEEPING EYES - Burnt Weeping Eyes formed in November of 1993 with founding members J Just (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter) & M Grady (guitarist/songwriter) shortly thereafter joining with Steve Densham (percussionist) and Adrian Dittmer (bassist). Burnt Weeping Eyes was chosen as a substitute name after it was discovered 'Blind Idiot God' (a passage taken from a Lovecraftian horror story) had been in use by an English, metal act some years before.
The name, Burnt Weeping Eyes, was inspired from a passage of poetry by Percy Shelly.
One year later, Pete Gore replaced Steve Densham on percussion. Shortly thereafter a studio recording of twenty songs was recorded at The Stomach (Palmerston North, New Zealand). From these recordings a selection of Demo tapes were self-made and released to public and distributed around New Zealand - the first two of this series, self-recordings distributed among band members and close associates.
During 1996 Adrian Dittmer left the band and was replaced by J Just who moved from guitars to bass, leaving guitars to M Grady. As a trio, Burnt Weeping Eyes continued. During the period of 1996 through 1997 Burnt Weeping Eyes performed most of their output live with another studio recording session of more recent songs that would become the tracks to feature on later compilations; Out of these compilations only J Just, M Grady & P Gore were part of. Rob Williams (of Lead Surgery) was the engineer on both Burnt Weeping Eyes studio recordings and with Blair Wotton who supported the band strongly, both helped in nearly all live-engineering of the band's performances.
Burnt Weeping Eyes mutually agreed to disband after the Wellington Goth Evening (7th February 1998) in which they performed with Disjecta Membra, Fear & Loathing, Reserved for Emily & Flynch. Of the last recording session by members, J Just, M Grady & P Gore, little hard material remains save what exists on compilations released afterwards and live recordings due to vestigial DATs.