[[caption-width-right:324:"I should vandalize this after I'm done recording..."]]

Black Light Burns is an AlternativeRock band with IndustrialMetal influences, formed by Music/LimpBizkit guitarist / EnsembleDarkhorse Wes Borland, who is its [[IAmTheBand sole constant member]].

Previously involved in ill fated solo projects Big Dumb Face (with his brother Scott Borland, which put out an album that sounded like it was written after listening to nothing but Music/{{Ween}}), Eat the Day, and The Damning Well, Borland started BLB after leaving Music/LimpBizkit for a second time in 2005. Assuming multiple instrumental duties (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion) and taking over vocals, he began to write a solo album, enlisting [[Music/NineInchNails Danny Lohner, Charlie Clouser, Josh Freese,]] and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv as contributors. The resulting album: ''Cruel Melody,'' was released in 2007 and received good reviews. Borland then assembled a new lineup for touring.

During a break in touring, the new lineup released an album of covers and instrumental B-sides, ''Cover Your Heart and the Anvil Pants Odyssey.'' The album came with a DVD that included a tour documentary and the music videos for "Mesopotamia," "4 Walls," and "Lie."

The band is currently on hiatus due to Borland rejoining Limp Bizkit, but he announced in February 2012 that the second album: ''The Moment You Realise You're Going to Fall,'' will be released in September - October through the Rocket Science Ventures/THC:Music/RED label.

!! Current Members:

* Wes Borland - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming
* Nick Annis - guitars
* Dennis Sanders Jr. - bass (replacing former bassist Sean Fetterman)
* Marshall Kilpatric - drums

!! Albums:

* ''Cruel Melody'' (2007)
* ''Cover Your Heart and the Anvil Pants Odyssey'' (2008)
* ''The Moment You Realise You're Going to Fall'' (2012)

!! Tropes:

* CoverAlbum: ''Cover Your Heart and the Anvil Pants Odyssey.'' Artists covered include Lard, Music/DuranDuran, Music/PJHarvey, Music/FionaApple, Music/TheSistersOfMercy, Music/{{Swans}}, Music/LoveAndRockets, Wes' previous band Big Dumb Face and Music/TheStooges.
* DreamTeam: The contributors list of ''Cruel Melody'' can read like one -- Josh Freese, Dahnny Lohner, Charlie Clouser (all NIN contributors/members), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Sonny "Music/{{Skrillex}}" Moore (From First to Last, a band Wes previously played bass with), his Music/LimpBizkit bandmate Sam Rivers, Carina Round and Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde, also appeared on a Music/{{Deftones}} album). Additionally, "Mesopotamia"'s mixing is credited to famous NuMetal producer [[Music/{{Korn}} Ross]] [[Music/LimpBizkit Ro]][[Music/{{Deftones}} bin]][[Music/{{Sepultura}} son]].
* EpicRocking: Inverted -- their longest songs so far are also their lowest on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness ("I Am Where It Takes Me" is largely atmospheric in style, and "Iodine Sky" is an extended ambient instrumental).
* IAmTheBand: Wes Borland.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Iodine Sky."
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their harder tunes ("Lie," "Coward," "One of Yours") top out around 5, "Cruel Melody" is around 3, "New Water" is mostly 2, "Iodine Sky" and "I Am Where It Takes Me" are a 1.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Lie" and "Coward."
* RecordProducer: Contrary to what you'd expect from a side project, ''Cruel Melody'' is actually produced by Danny Lohner -- Wes only has a mixing credit on "Iodine Sky."
* StartMyOwn: How the band came to be.