(2001 – 2004)

It starts with ABORT-US in 1999 but when in december vocalist Biem quits, the band continues as FIVE FINGERS LEFT with a new singer. In december 2000 drummer Daniël decides to leave the band but the rest continues as BURN THE ELITE. In january 2001 they find Richard as a drummer and in june they record an lo-fi mini-CD called “Choices”. In october 2001 they get their first gig in Groningen and later play with bands such as Revolt, Forstella Ford, Brightside, Aversion, Instill, Karbo, Twisted System and many more. At the end of 2003 they record their first studio demo and that turns out to be a dissapointment. It is their first studio experience ever, and on the recording day 2 members get ill and would rather be at home in a nice warm bed. After the recordings Joris decides to quit because he didn’t have the motivation anymore to travel 4 hours to go to rehearsels. A few weeks later Richard meets Xander in a local club and instantly they get along. Rehearsals follow and the first shows already had been played. While it was great fun the band is eventually dismantled.

Melodic hardcorepunk dipped in a slight emo-sauce

Lyrics from Michiel are mostly personal. Lyrics from Joris are sometimes political and sometime personal


Richard Wierenga – drums (2000-2004)
Michiel – vocals
Peter Van Brugge – guitar
Xander – bass (2004-2004)

Joris Wiegersma – bass (1999-2004)

Other bands:
Richard Wierenga – PCP, Hoist The Colours, Indifferent Sun, System Bastard
Michiel – Abort-Us
Peter Van Brugge – Abort-Us
Joris Wiegersma – Abort-Us

2001 – livedemo (Released as the Choices CDr)
2001 – Choices CDr (Selfreleased, NL)
2003 – demo (Released as the Choices CD)
2003 – Choices CD (Selfreleased, NL)

Concerts: (assorted)
2001.12.06 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Karbo, Revolt)
2001.12.08 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Forstella Ford)
2001.04.05 Simplon, Groningen (+ PCP, Mindføk)

2002.03.03 De Castel, Winschoten (+ Punktual)
2002.08.16 Kraakkroeg, Groningen (+ Maarten Das)
2002.08.17 Kraakterrein, Nijmegen (+ Maarten Das)

2003.01.30 Simplon, Groningen (+ Antillectual and more)
2003.08.30 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Skint)

2004.02.16 Het Podium, Heegeen, (+ Proagator, Nuestros Derechos, Bloodbastard)
2004.05.15 Bar Le Duc, Groningen (Burn The Elite, Twisted System)
2004.12.01 Simplon, Groningen (+ Lords Of Gravity, Noisea, Zwart Op Wit)
2004.12.17 Colloseum, Groningen

@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002
@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002
@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002
@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002
@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002
@ Vera, Groningen 30.08.2002