Real Name:
William Emmanuel Bevan
William Emmanuel Bevan, better known by his stage name Burial, is an electronic recording artist from London. His music contains elements of future garage, dubstep, 2-step garage, ambient and jungle music. His eponymous debut album was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. The Wire magazine named it their album of the year, along with achieving fifth place in the Mixmag 2006 Album of the Year list, and eighteenth in the best of the year list of The Observer Music Monthly supplement. Burial's second album, Untrue, was also released to critical acclaim and was the second-highest rated album of 2007, according to the review-collating website, Metacritic. In recent years Burial has released a series of acclaimed long-form EPs.

Burial Discography


Burial Burial (Album) Hyperdub UK 2006 Sell This Version
Burial Untrue (Album) Hyperdub UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Burial South London Boroughs (EP) Hyperdub UK 2005 Sell This Version
Burial Distant Lights Hyperdub UK 2006 Sell This Version
Burial Ghost Hardware (EP) Hyperdub UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Burial Archangel(CDr, Single, M/Print, Promo) Hyperdub none Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Burial + Four Tet Burial + Four Tet - Moth / Wolf Cub Text Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Massive Attack vs Burial Massive Attack vs Burial - Four Walls / Paradise Circus The Vinyl Factory, Inhale Gold UK 2011 Sell This Version
Burial Street Halo (EP) Hyperdub UK 2011 Sell This Version
TEXT010 Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke - Ego / Mirror(12", W/Lbl) Text Records TEXT010 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Burial Truant (EP) Hyperdub UK 2012 Sell This Version
Burial Kindred (EP) Hyperdub UK 2012 Sell This Version
TEXT013 Burial + Four Tet Burial + Four Tet - Nova(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Text Records TEXT013 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Burial Rival Dealer (EP) Hyperdub Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Burial Temple Sleeper (Single) Keysound Recordings UK 2015 Sell This Version
Burial Young Death / Nightmarket Hyperdub UK 2016 Sell This Version
HDB103 Zomby X Burial Zomby X Burial - Sweetz(10", S/Sided) Hyperdub HDB103 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Burial Subtemple (EP) Hyperdub UK 2017 Sell This Version


BRC-320 Burial Street Halo / Kindred(CD, Comp) Beat Records, Hyperdub BRC-320 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

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April 19, 2017
Burial is doing a remix of Goldie's classing track "Inner City Life" and it will be release during this years 2017 Record Store Day in the UK. Limited to 1500 copies. B-side contains a new remix of the same track by Goldie himself. It's been stated that whatever doesn't sell will be offered on the Metalheadz site on 04-29-2017.


December 2, 2016
Burial for me is a great artist from his 2005-2012 era. Now he is creating some way different stuffs which i don't seem to like much. Nevertheless, honorable mentions are: Burial (2006), Untrue (2007), South London Boroughs (2005), Ghost Hardware, Kindred, Four Walls/Paradise Circus.


September 13, 2016
edited 5 months ago
So quite possibly another collab between Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke, as hinted by Thom himself.


January 6, 2015
c'mon will sure u got all the achievments at ds2, drop us a new 1 :D


October 8, 2013
Anyone know where the second picture of him was taken from? I actually remembered that there was at some point a group shot of a lot of dubstep producers, I believe in black and white, I believe in a club, in front of the DJ booth/stage, facing the camera. It included a lot of them, Kode9, Skream, N-Type, maybe Distance, maybe even guys like Shackleton; I don't remember who was on there exactly. Anyway, I was looking for that pic because I remember one of the guys was tagged as Burial. I think the shot here might be cut from that picture, but since I can't find the original, I can't be sure. Any help??


June 9, 2013
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) in the aliases of Burial? You are just probably joking...


March 12, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Until his nomination in 2008 for a Mercury Music Prize, Burial remained completely anonymous. As the rumour mill began to go out of control (Burial was an alias for Kode 9, Aphex Twin, even Norman Cook) he chose to give his real identity and posted one photo on his MySpace. Still preferring his music rather than his personality to do the talking, Burial very rarely does interviews. However, this interview in The Wire from 2007 gives a great oversight as to where Burial has been coming from: http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/burial_unedited-transcript


February 18, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
When I first listened to Burial I considered most of his tracks to be really generic, repetitive, boring sub-par electronic

Then out of nowhere I started noticing all the little details and HUGE ambient backgrounds of all his tracks. This man is a masterpiece of painting urban landscapes in the mind's eye. Filthy back alleyways, highway underpasses dripping with rain, dilapidated apartment buildings crumbling under an oppressive wave of pure bass.

Everything he makes is reminiscent of Boards of Canada in the way that it sounds like something off an old dusty record found in your grandmother's moth eaten attic. This is contrasted by the clean percussion in many tracks. He manages to also evoke that bittersweet feeling in his gems like Gutted and Stolen Dog

One of my favorite artists, period. Highly recommended


November 30, 2007
The most exciting artist since Boards of Canada has come from a very unlikely source. In 2003 this didn't even really exist but the likes of Burial and Cyrus (through soundtracks like Children of Men) have taken the dubstep sound into another realm.

Burial's astonishing debut has been more than topped by his newest - if it were not classified as dance then Radio 3 would have no issues in playing this after Steve Reich. This is not the sound of the future but this is a sound only bourne out of London and makes the most sense in London. If you can, grab both albums and all remixes (inc the Bloc Party one) and take the nightbus round until it makes sense.

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