Burdens Within

Band Members

Daniel Rivers – Vocals
Ryan Kline – Bass
Mike Riley – Rhythm Guitar
Ryan Battering – Lead Guitar
Craig Thomas – Drums


Burdens Within is a hard-edged alternative rock band. We write songs about the struggles we face in everyday life.


Burdens Within was formed in 2010 when friends Ryan J. Kline (Bass) and (Guitarist) Mike Riley’s previous bands came to an end. The duo ran into each other and decided to get together to write some music. They wanted to write songs with no barriers. Armed with one purpose: “We just wanted to make kick-ass rock music” states Ryan. By adding fellow rockers Craig Thomas on drums, Ryan Alan Battering on lead guitar, and Daniel R. Rivers on vocals, Burdens Within was formed!

With its roots in the alternative grunge movement of the 90s and adding elements of Classic Rock, Hard Rock, & Metal, Burdens Within covers all the bases and has created its own unique sound.

After inking an Artist Partnership deal with pavement Records, the band has released their debut self-titled album and video for their single “Dead End Town”. Let’s make 2018 great!


If you’re looking for a band with a great modern metal sound, look no further. Burdens Within are here to save the day. With their debut release, the band explodes onto the music scene with a thunderous roar. With more than it’s share of great classic metal riffs fused with a nice modern sound, the band makes a great statement with this release. Opening with the song “Bruised” the band delivers a knockout punch. My favorite tracks are “The Great Deceiver”, “Let’s Party”, “You Could Have Listened”, “Bruised” and a great cover of the song “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield with a mention of the current political climate. It’s a solid debut with great songs throughout. Fans of bands like Godsmack, Alice In Chains, Three Days Grace and Asking Alexandria should love Burdens Within sound. I see no reason why rock radio shouldn’t be playing these guys in their daily rotation across the nation. A new band with a fresh sound and heaviness to go around, Burdens Within prove they belong with their debut release. Get your copy anywhere that you buy music on January 26th!
Bobby Caughron – XS ROCK

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