(2001 – 2005)

Bio: 
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.

Description: 
Melodic hardcorepunk dipped in a slight emo-sauce

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

Lineup:

Richard Wierenga – drums (2001-2005)
Michiel – vocals
Peter Van Brugge – guitar
Xander – bass (2004-2005)

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

Discography:
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)
2001.10.14 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Cassady, S.A.M., The Pushovers)
2001.12.06 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Karbo, Revolt)
2001.12.08 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Forstella Ford)

2002.03.03 De Castel, Winschoten (+ Punktual)
2002.08.16 Kraakkroeg, Groningen (+ Maarten Das)
2002.08.17 Kraakterrein, Nijmegen (+ Maarten Das)
2002.10.05 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Instil)

2003.01.30 Simplon, Groningen (+ Antillectual and more)
2003.03.18 Iduna, Drachten (+Antillectual, Dandare, The Fart Farmers, Glubbe Lulluh, Netnixz, RNL, Stick To The Pan)
Wagtale)
2003.08.30 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Skint)
2003.11.08 Hafenstrasse, Hamburg GER (+ Bullshit Science, G.S.B.)

2004.02.05 Simplon, Groningen (+ PCP, Mindføk)
2004.02.16 Het Podium, Hoogeveen, (+ Propagator, 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

2005.04.30 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Massive Assault, Black Rodeo, Playroll, Bloodbastard, Cerebral Tumor, Approximately, The Cretins, The Architect, Thank Christ For The Bomb, Grindminded, Transylvania)
2005.07.15 Simplon, Groningen (+ Greyline, The Helsinki Suicide)
2005.07.21 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Instil, Greyline, The Helsinki Suicide)

@ 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