Words That Burn Alt-Metal / Co. Louth

Editor Notes:

WORDS THAT BURN is a alt-metal band from Dundalk/Carrickmacross. The band was founded towards the end of 2010 in Dundalk after the demise of a band called THE END AGAIN, which Roni and Ger had previously been in from 2006 to 2010. The began recording their debut album ‘Praey’ in late 2012 and released it in 2013. More recently the band have joined the ranks of Facemelter Records and have released the single ‘Before The Fall’ in advance of the bands second album.

Official Biography…

The band was founded in 2010 in Dundalk in the northeast of Ireland. Words That Burn are ROni MacRuairi (vocals & guitar), Ger Murphy (bass & vocals), Jason Christy (drums) and Shane Martin (guitars). They got together through a mutual desire to create something different to the ‘scene’ bands that flood the genre i.e. heavy, melodic, crushing, beautiful music.

2010 – 2013 saw tours across Ireland and the UK taking in many venues, meeting many people and causing many sore necks, heads and other limbs. Words That Burn’s first studio release ‘Praey’ (June 2013), introduced them as one of Ireland’s most intense alt-metal bands. Renowned for their searing live shows Words That Burn consider each of the songs to be a sonically visual montage of hopes, fears, pain and redemption.

In late 2014 WTB signed International record, distribution and publishing deal with Wormholedeath / Aural Records / Warner Chappell Holland (BV). The band hit the rehearsal rooms in January 2015 to hone their sound further and take it to the next level. In July of the same year they flew to beautiful Tuscany in Italy, where they spent a month recording their first full length offering.

Taking musical & sonic influence from bands such as Deftones, Bring me the Horizon, Slipknot, Northlane, Killswitch Engage, Architects and The Defiled they have compiled an album of hook laden tracks. Since the release of ‘Regret is for the Dead’ in June 2016, album reviews have been very positive from online rock & metal magazines worldwide. The first week of release saw the album go to Number 1 in the Irish Metal, Irish Rock and Irish mainstream iTunes download charts.

Over the course of June to October 2016 Words That Burn completed an Irish tour with shows across the length and breadth of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as a European tour with dates in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic. 2017 Irish, UK and European tour dates are currently being booked.







Year Formed




Members (Current)

  • Ronan McCrory - Vocals / Guitar / Keys
  • Ger Murphy - Bass / Vocals / Keys
  • Shane Sweeney - Guitars / Vocals
  • Jason Christy - Drums

Members (Former)

  • Pauric Duffy - Drums