Friday, December 13, 2013

Listen to the new EP "432 - Part 2" now....for free!

The new Powderburn EP "432 - Part 2" is now the play button to hear the songs for free!

Having trouble playing it on this page? If so, go directly to:
(It will be on itunes (along with everywhere else in a week or so.)

Let us know what you think by posting a comment on the Powderburn facebook page.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The "432 ... Part 2" EP is being released December 14th!

"This is an actual emergency."
- "Wires"

We weren't really sure if we were going to be able to pull this off but somehow, all the pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place that will allow Powderburn to release our second EP in 2013, titled 432 Part 2!

432 Part 2

When we hit the studio last year to record what eventually became the 432 EP, we had to pick only a few songs in order to fit the time constraints we were under.  This meant that we had to set aside some of the other songs we'd written and hopefully be able to release those sometime soon.  Well, that time has thankfully come.

Powderburn will release 432 Part 2 on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 and it will contain 3 original songs along with 2 cover songs.  The album will be available at and the track listing is as follows:

1.  Wires
2.  Prophecy
3.  Silence
4.  Dig Up Her Bones (The Misfits)
5.  Got Me Under Pressure (ZZ Top)

Once again, as is pretty much the mantra with Powderburn, there is a very diverse range of styles and moods with this collection of songs.  Ranging from the fast, aggressive, and angry sounds of "Wires" to the power rock feeling of "Silence", Powderburn once again proves that we operate without a template and play to our strengths as artists without a need to fit in to a particular style.

As if our own music wasn't enough, we decided to throw in a couple extra treats in the mix.  "Dig Up Her Bones" by The Misfits has been in the Powderburn set at various times since the early 2000's.  We also pay homage to fellow Texas rockers ZZ Top with our rendition of their classic song "Got Me Under Pressure".

As part of the release festivities, Powderburn will be playing the annual A Very Metal Christmas show also on December 14th @ Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX along with our good friends from Snake Skin Prison and Inch of Dark.  Normally, you'd be hearing some of these new songs as part of the set, but due to Eric falling off a grocery store horsey carousel and breaking his collarbone, we're going to hold off on that until we're a little more rehearsed.  BUT...and this is a big but...the venue WILL be playing the tracks over the PA right before Powderburn's set.  So, come early and instead of just watching us setup and yell at each other because Princess Joel didn't get enough space onstage, you can listen to 432 Pt. 2 over the PA.

2013 has been an interesting year for Powderburn and we can't think of a better way to finish it off than with another EP release and a Christmas show with some of our good friends.  Spread the word about Powderburn and their new release...and we will be seeing you in the pit!!




Local Licks!! New EP preview! TONIGHT!

Hello Powderburn'onians!!!

Sorry for the short notice, but if you want to hear one of the tracks off our new EP that's about to be released, then tune into KLBJ (93.7FM) Local Licks with Loris Lowe TONIGHT at 11:00pm Central time!  If you want to listen to the broadcast via the web, you can point your little ol browser of your choice over to:

If you want a complete list of how you can listen, see here:

Which track will she play?  Who knows, but all signs point to a cover of a fellow Texas based band.  You might have heard of em...but you'll have to tune in to find out. She will also be giving out tixx to A Very Metal Christmas which will feature Powderburn along with our good friends from Snake Skin Prison and Inch of Dark.

More to come on the new EP release in another post very soon!!  Stay tuned!!

KLBJ FM 93.7
Local Licks with Loris Lowe



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fort Bliss...we're coming back with P.O.D. and Flyleaf!

Well...we told you so!

Powderburn is proud to announce our return to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 where we will be playing a free show for the troops!! We've been on a campaign to return ever since our last time there when we shared the stage with Drowning Pool.  The stars, planets, and key hairs in Eric's beard have finally aligned to make it happen once more.

As if this weren't enough, we will be sharing the stage with platinum selling artists P.O.D.,  Flyleaf, (a fellow Central Texas band) and Stars In Stereo as they make a stop there on their tour. As always, it's an honor to perform for our troops, their families, and their friends and we look forward to seeing everyone again!

Powderburn will hit the stage at 5pm - Check out the flyer below for full details!

Friday, July 12, 2013

We miss our troops!

As Powderburn has been involved in the process of booking shows, and doing our best to fill up our calendar as much as possible, we sometimes sit and ask each other where we would like to play. Being in Austin, TX has a great advantage over other cities in Texas because we are right in the middle of Houston, Dallas, and San of course we love playing those places as often as possible because they are all within four hours of Austin. However, Powderburn has always had a very special connection to the military bases in El Paso, TX (Fort Bliss which 10 hours from Austin) and Killeen, TX (Fort Hood which is 1 hour from Austin).

A couple of years ago, Ft. Bliss was a very "out of the way" stop for us and we weren't quite sure what to expect. All we knew was that we had a very unique opportunity to play for real true American heroes and that was what made these opportunities very special. One of the most memorable shows was a free "Rock The Fort" show held directly on the Fort Hood grounds where Powderburn was direct support for our longtime friends Drowning Pool. We knew it was going to be a good show as  Drowning Pool has a very strong relationship with the armed forces. Still, walking out onstage to 10,000 people was something that we couldn't even have predicted in our wildest dreams. It was very much a defining moment in Powderburn history that reminded us that we're part of something bigger in the music world and that we have and continue to leave our mark in the world of entertainment. But, one of the most moving and inspiring aspects of playing at Ft. Bliss is the chance and honor to be able to sit down and talk face to face with the troops about their experiences and their sacrifices for our country. It truly is a very eye opening experience when you take a few moments to listen to someone describe their life in the military.

With that, Powderburn is trying to return back to Fort Bliss as soon as possible and we thought it would be nice to share a little video with you to show how hard we are trying. We miss you Ft. Bliss and we'll be back very soon. We also would love to play in Fort Hood whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you for all your sacrifices and your dedication to making the United States the country it is today.

-with much respect and admiration,


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Powderburn playing during Rot Rally 2013 - Austin, TX

It's almost Rot Rally time in our hometown of Austin, TX where 50,000+ motorcycles will descend upon the Austin area to attend the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally. The rally is known for its high caliber music acts, after all, Austin Texas is self proclaimed “The Music Capital of the World.”

Powderburn will be part of the festivities (which are expected to draw 200,000 spectators to the downtown streets of Austin) with a FREE SHOW down on Red River Street with our good friends from Snake Skin Prison on Friday June 14th at the Red Eyed Fly.

That's right.....THIS IS A FREE SHOW!!  Ya hear me?!?!  FREE!!! No excuses people, this is a party and you're all invited and you don't even have to pay anything to get in!!  What can beat that?  Anyone...Bueller??  We look forward to seeing you there to help celebrate the ROT rally in true Powderburn style!

Friday - June 14th, 2013

Red Eyed Fly
715 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone:  512-474-1084

Red Eyed Fly


12:00am -Snake Skin Prison
11:00pm -Powderburn
10:00pm -Wellborn Road
9:00pm -Capture Theory  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Houston and Lake Charles this weekend!

That is right Earth; we will be playing our first show in Lake Charles, LA this Saturday, May 18th @ The Center Stage.

We are also playing one of our favorite venues, BFE Rock club in Houston,TX on Friday night May 17th.

Come out and buy us a few drinks while your cheer Greg on as he goes for the "longest hair on a bassist who moved from the East coast to Texas and still has an accent" world record.  We have invited Guinness but no response as of now.




Monday, April 22, 2013

When worlds collide...Powderburn to play with Powerman 5000

Powderburn is very excited and honored to announce a direct support spot for Powerman 5000 in Austin, TX on Sunday, April 28th at Dirty Dog Bar on 6th street.

The "When Worlds Collide" juggernauts led by, Spider One, have announced that they are currently in the studio recording a new PM5K album and somehow are managing to hit the road to unleash their brand of music to the world. When asked to provide support for them on their stop in Austin, Powderburn didn't hesitate for a moment to take this gig. Also on the bill will be fellow Austin metalheads Closed Hand Promise, Dawn Over Zero and Distant Lights.

Tickets are available directly from Powderburn for $18 so let us know if you need a few and we'll be glad to get them to you. (Send ticket requests via email to info at powderburn dot email -subject 'Powerman tickets')

Powerman 5000 & Powderburn
w/ Closed Hand Promise, Dawn Over Zero, and Distant Lights
Sunday April 28th, 2013

Dirty Dog Bar
505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9800

Doors open at 7:00 PM
All Ages welcome
$18 in advance / $20 day of show

Monday, April 8, 2013

Texas's not quite over yet

As if Adam Brewer's Heart of Texas Rockfest, smack dab in the middle of SXSW, wasn't enough to bring you a hefty dose of rock and metal, he decided to keep the party going with his Rockfest Rewind shows on Saturday April 13th, 2013. There will be over 20 bands playing between the War Horse bar and it's new next door neighbor Project Infest (Formally Antones) and you can be part of the Rockfest party that keeps going long after SXSW is over for only $10. The $10 will get you in to both clubs (or you can choose to only get into one for $6) and there is a virtual who's who of Rockfest artists playing in both clubs. Powderburn will be playing Project Infest at 11:15pm sharp...and if that wasn't enough, we will be playing in block with other Austin bands Black Earth, Critical Assembly and Dirty Wormz. Let us go through that once more...

10:30pm - Black Earth
11:15pm - Powderburn
12:00am - Critical Assembly
12:45am - Dirty Wormz

All for $10!!! People, this is no brainer....why are you still sitting here reading this and not spreading the word??? Hit a share or like button or something. Call your radio station and tell them to plug this show, call your congressman and tell them to make it Rockfest day, call your psychic and ask them how your life will be changed from this one something!!!!

Rockfest Rewind
Saturday April 13th, 2013

RVSP on the Facebook invite

War Horse & Project Infest (old Antones)
$10 for both clubs or $6 for one
Doors at 5:00pm
Powderburn at 11:15pm SHARP


BONUS: The FIRST 100 at the door that purchase the 2 club wristband ($10) get a free ROCKFEST CD featuring 14 bands from 2013. The new Powderburn song "Crash" from the 432 EP is on this CD! What a deal!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thank you SXSW'ers!

SXSW has come and gone once again and through all the chaos involved in being anywhere near downtown Austin, we still pulled off a pretty good show at the annual Heart of Texas Rockfest.  Rockfest is THE event to be at during SXSW if you don't want to spend a lot of money on wristbands or badges and you get some of the best talent gathered on multiple stages for 4 days.  We can't thank Adam Brewer enough for continually making us a mainstay of his festival and for his unlimited support of Powderburn.  We saw some great bands over the course of the festival including old favorites and new upcoming bands.

If you were able to make it out to the show, and have a facebook profile, we would love to see any pictures you took or hear about how good/bad/horrible we played...or what ever other experiences you had with our show or anyone else you saw during Rockfest. Here is the link to our facebook profile:

Thanks to Katy R for these photos!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's SXSW time!!!!! Free Powderburn show on Wednesday!

If it's spring break in Texas, then you know it's time for the annual SXSW film, interactive, and music festival. For those of you who don't know much about SXSW here's a quick rundown...

The first SXSW Festival was held way back in 1987 and the whole thought behind creating the festival was to bring more attention to the Austin music scene. Austin has long been billed as the "music capital of the world" so having a festival like this seemed only fitting and a proper way to display that badge to everyone. The powers that be in the Austin music scene wanted to create the perfect environment to bring people from all over the world to do business and to showcase talent. What started out with roughly 700 registrants back in those days has now grown to over 16,000 registrants. This doesn't even count the 32,000 registrants that also come here for the film and interactive portions of the festival as well. When you put it all together, what you get is quite possibly one of the best networking opportunities around to show off your talent.

As for Powderburn's role in all this...we will be playing slightly off the SXSW grid in the Heart of Texas Rockfest Festival. This event, which started back in 2000 in one tiny venue with 16 bands, has now grown to hundreds of bands playing in various venues in Austin. Powderburn has been one of the lucky few to be a Rockfest mainstay throughout the years and one of the best features of this festival is that because it's off the SXSW grid, it doesn't follow the wristband/badge rules that other SXSW venues have to follow. Does that mean you have to travel to some hidden part of town to find it?? NO! It's held right in the middle of downtown Austin (7th and Neches) among all the other SXSW venues.

Powderburn will be playing on Wednesday night, March 13th at 11:00pm sharp at the outdoor stages located at 7th and Neches. Once again, this is FREE and you do not need wristbands or badges or anything to come see this show. Also performing that night will be legendary Austin musician Jason McMaster with his band Broken Teeth as well as Austin's guitar virtuoso Yayo Sanchez with his band Cosmic Wolf.

Come on out and enjoy the kickoff of the SXSW Music Festival with Powderburn at a FREE show in the heart of downtown Austin.  See you there!!!

For a complete schedule of the bands playing Rockfest (Wed-Sat) go to:



Monday, February 25, 2013

"432" now on iTunes!

"432" now available on iTunes!!
Some of you may have already heard but "432" is now available on iTunes! In addition to being on iTunes, you should see it start to pop up on other sites like iHeartRadio, Xbox Music, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and others. Ahhh the wonders of digital distribution.

Friday, February 22, 2013

EMAIL: "432" and itunes | SXSW approaching

"432" now available on iTunes!!
Some of you may have already heard but "432" is now available on iTunes! In addition to being on iTunes, you should see it start to pop up on other sites like iHeartRadio, Xbox Music, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and others. Ahhh the wonders of digital distribution.

It's almost that special time of the year where thousands upon thousands of
people flock to Austin during spring break to pay homage to the music gods
and a few hundred dollars for a wristband to experience the phenomenon known
as South by Southwest. In true Powderburn fashion, we will be a part of
these festivities as well sort of. Powderburn has been a mainstay at the
The Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival a.k.a. The Heart of Texas
for many years now. The very cool thing about this festival is
that it's off the SXSW grid while still being downtown where everything else
is going on. That's right; you do NOT need a wristband to attend this
show, you do not need to wait in line for the chance of getting in..none of
that bulls**t. We will be playing the open air stages at 7th and Neches on
Wednesday March 13th. We're still waiting on an official time so standby
for that in the next couple of weeks. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Album Review: "The Impaler Speaks" reviews Powderburn's "432" EP

"The Impaler Speaks" (@impalerspeaks) has been a longtime supporter of local music on a global scale for quite some time as a member of the Mass Movement creative team.

The Impaler recently took the time to review "432" and give their insight into how this EP presented itself to some of the listeners out there.  Please take a few minutes to check it out!!

The Impaler Speaks review of Powderburn's "432" can be read here.

To read his review of the previous Powderburn EP, "Come and Take It" go here.


Friday, February 15, 2013

A big huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Feb 9th show in Austin!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was able to make it out to our show on Saturday despite having to deal with the Mardi Gras weekend chaos. This was a very special show for Powderburn because it was also a way for us to celebrate the release of the "432" EP that was funded by Powderburn fans from all over through a kickstarter campaign.

It was very exciting to see just how many of you made it out! We had fans that drove from all over Texas to be there (and keep in mind TX is 12+ hours long), along with radio DJs such as Chuck Loesh from 101x's No Control, as well as tons of local bands showing their support such as 7 Miles an Hour, Dead Strangers, Black Thorn Halo, and many more!

The show started at 9pm with Witch Diaries, who is an amazingly talented progressive metal instrumental band fronted by a quirky 80 year old man (or is he?) that plays guitar so well it makes you wonder your life choices. Up next was Downfall 2012 who puts on a really entertaining show, complete with a blueman group type of drum-off that occurs while the members seamlessly switch instruments. Be sure to catch them with us in Houston, TX on 2/16 at The 19th Hole!

We took the stage next and played for 80mins while debuting three new songs from the 432 EP that have never been played live before (Raise the Flag, Crash, The Substance of All Things Hoped For). After playing "Hoi Polloi" from our self titled cd we were called back on stage for an encore and former guitarist Josh Klayman graciously joined us on stage to play two old tracks; Revulsion and Now You Know...and the crowd went nuts!

However the show was not done yet, closing out the night while we had some drinks and chatted with our friends/fans was our good friends Nothing in Return who played some straight forward no bs hard rock / metal. The bass player, Donovan, is a long term friend of ours who has been everything from our bus driver to our tshirt supplier...definitely hit him up if you need any screen printing. He also works at Dirty Dog and we definitely want to thank Ben along with all the bartenders for their support of local metal! Be sure to look up all these bands during the week of SXSW as you are bound to catch a free show from all of them. (As always Powderburn will be playing on the always free, Texas Rockfest showcase...keep an eye on their website for the exact day time to be announced!)

If you have any pictures or videos of the show, please let us know by tagging us on our brand new facebook profile.  We love seeing what our fans are able to capture at out shows and we like to feature them whenever possible on our website.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Powderburn on 93.7 KLBJ tonight!

Hey you krazy fans!  Eric here to tell you we will be doing a radio interview tonight on 93.7 KLBJ @ 10:15pm


Here is the link to the live stream:


Call in to win new merch, downloads or to harass us!



And our EP release party is this Saturday @ the Dirty DOG!!

Here is a link to the event:


Muchas gracias!



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The new EP "432" is now available!

The brand new Powderburn EP entitled "432" is now available at:


This fan funded EP features three brand new tracks that will be loved by both old and new fans alike. You can listen to them for free by clicking the link above or using the buttons below. The entire EP is only $2.99 however, as with all Powderburn albums, you are welcome to pay more if you'd like to throw an extra tip to the band.


Thanks for to everyone who made this happen!



  • Digital Album

    Immediate download of 3-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Buy Now  $2.99 USD  or more






Ken Lockman - vocals/guitars

Eric Anthony- lead guitar

Greg Enkler - bass/vocals

Joel Reyes- drums/vocals


This album was made possible by the following folks who believed in the band enough to purchase it before it was record it, and even donate, well above the cost of the songs alone:


Monday, January 21, 2013

Artwork revealed for "432" EP!

We told you things are moving fast, so this is another update on what’s going on with Powderburn as we prepare to release our new EP “432”. As you all know, we’re going to be releasing our new EP “432” on 1/29/13 and now the time has come to release the official artwork.
Here it is!


Share this, comment it, post it, tweet it, smoke signal it….spread the word and let everyone know about “432”!


Once again, the track listing is:

  1. Raise the Flag

  2. Crash

  3. The Substance of All Things Hoped For


Thursday, January 10, 2013

New EP release date and track listing | Hometown show | Kickstarter update

First off we would like to say Happy New Year to all of you and we hope that 2013 brings you much positivity and growth! We have a few things to get everyone caught up to so let’s just get right to it as 2013 promises to be a fast paced year in the world of Powderburn.


New EP

We’ve finally finished up our new EP which is titled “Four Thirty Two” and it will be released on January 29th, 2013.  The track listing is as follows:


1. Raise The Flag

2. Crash

3. The Substance Of All Things Hoped For


Not to be all cliché but good things really do come in small packages and even though this is just a 3-song EP, it clocks in at just under 15 minutes and in typical Powderburn fashion we touch on several different styles and musical textures.  In addition to the hard work that we put into these songs, we would also like to thank the all-powerful Dale Singleton for his time and efforts in mixing the EP in a way that compliments the music very well.


Hometown show in Austin, TX

We’re starting off the new year with a hometown show at Dirty Dog on 6th street.  This show will serve as a night to celebrate the release of “432” and we will be bringing quite the show to help kick this year off with a bang.  We will also be appearing with Downfall 2012 and Nothing In Return as well as one other guest that is TBA at the moment.


Dirty Dog

505 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX

Kickstarter campaign mailings

For those of you who donated to our Kickstarter campaign and are due your shirts, banners, lyric books and other physical items, you either have received them by now or they are en route soon to be hitting your mailbox.  The information on how to download a digital copy of the EP will be hitting your e-mail boxes very soon.


Austin Chronicle Music Poll
Since 2002, Powderburn has been a consistent top 10 metal band in the polls and we want to keep that trend going again this year.  Powderburn has also had a nice little run of taking the top spots in the past as well:


2006-07: Best Metal

2004-05: Best Metal

2003-04: Best Metal/Industrial

2002-03: Best Metal/Industrial

2002-03: MP3 of the Year


So, how do you vote?


Head over to:


Nominate Powderburn for the best metal band and fill out the rest of the ballot as you see fit.  You do not have to have every category filled out in order to submit but if you have votes for other members of the Austin music community then please by all means cast your votes. All we ask is that you help us stay in the top 10 metal bands or maybe even hit that top spot again.  Send this to your friends, family members, enemies, brosefs, pets, whoever you can think of and tell them to vote for POWDERBURN!!!


Thank you all for your continued support of Powderburn and we’ll be seeing you very soon at a stage close to you.


Joel, Ken, Eric, Greg - Powderburn