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August Burns Red

Formed: 2003
From: PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest August Burns Red News

Below is our complete August Burns Red news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Solid State Records Releases Free Sampler

Solid State Records has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new sampler online:

"It's finally summertime, and this year we've put together a fantastic Summer Sampler that you can download FOR FREE!

"The sampler features songs by August Burns Red, Wolves At The Gate, Demon Hunter, Forevermore, Fit For A King, The Ongoing Concept, Living Sacrifice, My Heart To Fear, and The Overseer. Be sure to grab it now, as the summertime sadly won't last forever."

You can pick up your copy of the digital sampler at this location. More...

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Asking Alexandria Posts Tour Trailer

Asking Alexandria has posted a tour trailer online, available below, and the band also comments:

"North America! Are you ready? We're coming for you with August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Born of Osiris Check out the tour video and get tickets at this location."

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Asking Alexandria Reveals Tour Dates With BOO

As was previously announced, Asking Alexandria will be hitting the road in North America this coming March & April with Born of Osiris, August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, and Crown the Empire.

Now the first official dates have been released, which are available below, with more to be added in the coming weeks. More...

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August Burns Red Streaming New Holiday Song

Continuing the annual tradition of releasing an amped-up version of a classic Christmas song, August Burns Red is now streaming the cover of “Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy." Check it out below, courtesy of Altpress.com.

The single marks the latest in a line of reinterpreted holiday classics from the band, all of which were collected in last year’s release of "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album."

For fans that don’t already own the holiday album, “Sugar Plumb Fairy” will be added to the digital release, with the track also being available to purchase individually for those who do at iTunes, AmazonMp3, Google Play or wherever digital music is sold.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Day Three Slayer Sunday

Slayer played Fun Fun Fun Fest on Sunday two years ago. The promoters of the fest, Transmission Events, must see the value in making Sunday its metal day. As was experienced on Sunday two years ago, we left the park Sunday night with the metallic taste of Slayer in our mouths. My hunt for steel started at 12:30 when 4arm (read xFiruath’s interview) took the stage. I had no problem making this early show since I skipped the Nites shows on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Aussie modern thrash group, most of the fest’s attendees found 12:30 too early in the day. The 20 or so people who did make the early show were treated to one of the best performances of the weekend. More...

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August Burns Red Releases New Music Video

Currently taking over North America as part of 6-week headlining tour, August Burns Red is ready to unleash a new video for “Provision," a track from latest album "Rescue & Restore."

“I can say on behalf of the entire band this video is the coolest music video we feel we've ever done,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “It took forever to come together but it looks awesome. I've never been a big music video guy but the ‘Provision’ video is one I'm proud to share with everyone.”

Check out the video below. You can also check out our report of the band's recent show in Nashville at this location. More...

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August Burns Red Burns Bright In Tennessee

Metalcore and deathcore have become polarizing genres within the sphere of heavy metal, although the fans of both are just as fervent as the other genres, if not moreso. The lyrical sides of these genres are quickly becoming known for their earnest natures, cutting out the bullshit that several other genres tend to lather themselves up in to define themselves.

Hitting Nashville on the night of November 4th at the wonderfully eccentric Rocketown was a group of bands that take the high road, headlined by August Burns Red and assisted by Blessthefall, Defeater, and Beartooth. It was an unusually early show, with myself and bunches of attendees still in the security line awaiting entry while Beartooth were playing, having started promptly at 6:30.

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August Burns Red Announces Christmas Show

Continuing a tradition that has spanned 8 years, August Burns Red is excited to announce plans for the group's annual hometown Christmas show this coming December 15th, 2013 in Lancaster, PA.

Following a string of sell-outs in August Burns Red's hometown market, this year sees ABR move into the spacious Lancaster County Convention Center for a massive show that caps off the band’s six week North American tour and combines it with a date on the headlining run of Every Time I Die. Supporting the two acts will be Defeater, Letlive, Code Orange Kids, One Year Later, and The Road To Milestone.

"In addition to holiday releases such as singles and last year’s Sleddin’ Hill, we’ve long had a tradition of ending the year with our annual Christmas show in Lancaster, PA,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “This year we are doing it a bit earlier than usual, and we're joining forces with the Every Time I Die tour to make this the biggest line up we've ever had and taking the show to the Lancaster County Convention Center in downtown Lancaster. It will be the last date of our US headline tour, and a festive way to wrap up the tour."

The show will mark the band’s final performance for 2013, a momentous year that included a Billboard Top 10 debut for latest album, "Rescue & Restore," a mainstage spot on Warped Tour, and a forthcoming DVD chronicling the entire 18-month touring cycle behind the band’s breakout 2011 album "Leveler," entitled "Foreign & Familiar."

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August Burns Red Guitarist To Sit Out Tour

August Burn Red's Brent Rambler has issued the following announcement about sitting out the band's upcoming tour dates:

"As some of you may know, my wife and I are expecting our first baby VERY soon. Because of this I have decided to sit out this European tour, so I can be home to help my wife during the last few weeks of her pregnancy and ensure that I'm present when my son is born.

"HOWEVER, do not worry, as my guitar playing duties have been left in the very capable and very shreddy hands of Mr. Justin Huffman (ex-I, The Breather). Justin has been friends with the band for a very long time, and he's been practicing these songs since April, so everything will sound awesome for our amazing fans overseas. Heck, he even kind of looks like me.

"I will make my triumphant return to the band for our North American Headlining tour, which starts November 1st at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, but in the mean time please show Justin an awesome time!

"My wife and I can't wait to welcome our baby into this world, and I hope that all of our European fans have a blast over the next 3 weeks! I wish I could be there, and I'll see you next time!" More...

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August Burns Red Announces DVD Release

After wrapping up a momentous summer that included a Billboard Top 10 debut for latest album, "Rescue & Restore," and a mainstage spot on Warped Tour, August Burns Red is preparing to unveil another offering, a brand-new DVD entitled "Foreign & Familiar" to release this fall.

The documentary chronicles the entire 18-month touring cycle behind the band’s breakout 2011 album "Leveler." From headlining tours of North America, Europe, Japan and Australia - with stops in New Zealand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and more along the way -
"Foreign & Familiar" shows the globetrotting act doing what it does best in settings all over the world.

"Foreign & Familiar has literally been three years in the making," explains guitarist JB Brubaker. "It's no small task to try and squeeze 18 months of touring into a two hour package, but that's exactly what we have here. I am grateful that we were able to pull this DVD together, as this is something we'll all be able to look back on as old men and remember the good ol' days. I think anyone who cares about this band will find Foreign & Familiar to be an entertaining and insightful behind the scenes look at ABR on the road."

The band is also pleased to announce the Endless Chicago Weekend event on November 22nd and 23rd, featuring back-to-back shows at Chicago's House of Blues and, for fans holding a weekend pass, early entry on Saturday to attend an exclusive screening of "Foreign & Familiar," followed by a Q&A and meet-and-greet with the band.

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August Burns Red Posts "Fault Line" Video

August Burns Red is pleased to unveil a new video for the track “Fault Line," which comes off new album "Rescue & Restore."

Directed by Daniel Davison, the explosive video comes on the heels of last week’s #9 debut of "Rescue & Restore" on the Billboard 200 – the highest chart position of August Burns Red’s career.

“This was one of the most enjoyable videos we’ve ever made,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “Working with Daniel Davison was a pleasure. He had a vision for the video and knew exactly what he wanted from us before a second of footage had even been shot. The story sections of the video came out beautifully, and I'm pretty stoked on how it turned out.” More...

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iMatter Festival Lineup Announced

This year's edition of the Christian metal fest iMatter will be held at Eldridge Park on Saturday, September 7th in Elmira, NY. This years line up includes:

August Burns Red, For Today, The Color Morale, MyChildren MyBride, My Heart to Fear, Fit For A King, Those Who Fear, GHOSTxSHIP, and Sirens & Sailors. Additional bands will be announced throughout the summer. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"iMatter Festival was founded in 2008 by Pastor Scott Lowmaster of Glad Tidings Community Life Center in Horseheads, NY. In the year that Lowmaster started the event, there were 48 suicides amongst the teens in the Elmira region. iMatter Festival was founded as a free event, in order to bring a message of hope to the local youth."

Further details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. More...

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August Burns Red Posts Lyric Video

August Burns Red is due to release upcoming new album "Rescue & Restore" this coming June 25th, 2013.

Another song off the album is now available for streaming - check out "Count It All As Lost" in the player below. A lyric video for the track "Spirit Breaker" can also be found at this location.

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August Burns Red Posts New Lyric Video

With the June 25th release of the band's fifth full-length album, "Rescue & Restore," just three weeks away, August Burns Red is now giving fans the chance to pre-order the album on iTunes with an instant “thank you” – an immediate free download of the album track “Spirit Breaker.”

The band has also unveiled a new lyric video for “Spirit Breaker,” which first debuted as an audio stream last week. Check out the lyric clip below. More...

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August Burns Red Streaming New Song

Two weeks ago August Burns Red let the world in on a first taste of the band's fifth full-length album, "Rescue & Restore," via a lyric video for scorching track “Fault Line.”

Today, August Burns Red is releasing the new track “Spirit Breaker.” In addition, ABR is also unveiling a free digital sampler of some of the band’s favorite tracks from previous releases. While “Spirit Breaker” is available to stream for everyone, only fans who sign up for the band’s mailing list will receive the sampler. Listen to "Spirit Breaker" and download the sampler over here.

"When picking songs to preview the album we wanted to share a variety of different songs as this album is pretty diverse,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “‘Spirit Breaker’ is one of the more melodic songs on Rescue & Restore and features one of my favorite clean sections on the album. It's not as heavy as the majority of the album but we feel like it still hits hard and has the potential to be a great live song."

“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”

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August Burns Red Releases "Fault Line" Lyric Clip

Two years since the release of the "Leveler" album, August Burns Red is set to return with fifth album "Rescue & Restore," available via Solid State Records on June 25th.

Pre-orders are now available at this location, a new lyric video from the album has also been posted online. Check out "Fault Line" in the video clip below.

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August Burns Red Reveals New Album

Two years since the release of the "Leveler" album, August Burns Red is set to return with fifth album "Rescue & Restore," available via Solid State Records on June 25th.

The album, described by guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker as the band’s “most ambitious album yet,” turns a critical eye to the oft-maligned genre of metalcore, leading by example to prove that bands can still find exciting new ways to expand the style.

“Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”

“At the end of the day we are still a very heavy band,” he explains. “Rescue & Restore still has plenty of really heavy stuff, techy odd meter riffs, and all the stuff that people have come to expect from us, it just has a lot more surprises along the way.”

In support of "Rescue & Restore," the band will be performing all summer long as a mainstage act on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, marking August Burns Red's third appearance overall and first since 2011. More...

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New Metal Added To The Rock Band Network

If you need a new fix of heavy tracks to headbang with, a handful of new tunes are now available on the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players can now get these two new tracks:

Hopes Die Last - "Unleash Hell (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Terror - “The New Blood” (160 MSP)

PS3 players instead will get these songs on 4/2/2013 (North America) and 4/3/2013 (Europe):

Ava Inferi - “The Living End” ($1.99)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Parasitic Twins” ($1.99)
TesseracT - “Deception - Concealing Fate Part Two (2x Bass Pedal)” ($1.99)
August Burns Red - “Internal Cannon (2x Bass Pedal)” ($1.99)

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August Burns Red Checks In From The Studio

August Burns Red will be releasing a limited split with Silverstein titled "Four Minutes Being Cool" for the upcoming Record Store Day, and the band is also at work on a new full-length album. August Burns Red has now checked in from the studio with the following recording update:

"Hey everyone, I wanted to update you on where we are currently at with the recording of our 5th full length album. We officially started tracking about a month ago and by the end of this week we will be completely finished with the tracking phase of the album. Dustin wrapped up bass yesterday and Matt just put the finishing touches on his drums by sprinkling some overdubs (tambourine, shakers, conga, etc) over a bunch of songs. JB and Brent wrapped up all their guitars last week and Jake will be done recording vocals in a couple days.

"What does all this mean? Well, we are nearly done with the hard work aspect of this album and can get into the mixing, which is the fun stuff. While nearly all the elements are in place, the levels of each instrument are all over the place. We’ll be spending all of next week mixing the album and making sure it sounds awesome. After working on this intensely for the last few months, we are beyond excited to hear all the elements come together.

"I’m terrible at describing our music so I’ll just say that this album is going to be a really fun listen with a lot of meat to sink your teeth into. We can’t wait for you to hear it!"

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August Burns Red To Release Split With Silverstein

Currently at work in the studio crafting an upcoming fifth album, August Burns Red is pleased to announce a limited edition release for diehard fans in the form of "Four Minutes Being Cool" - a Record Store Day exclusive split 7-inch with friends and former tourmates Silverstein.

The release is limited to just 500 copies on burnt orange colored vinyl and will be available at participating indie record stores on Record Store Day, April 20th. This limited vinyl release features a cover track by each band, with ABR channeling Saves the Day while Silverstein pays homage to The Get Up Kids. The track listing is:

Side A - Silverstein “Coming Clean” (Originally by The Get Up Kids)
Side B - August Burns Red “You Vandal” (Originally by Saves The Day)

More information about participating stores can be found via the Record Store Day website at this location. August Burns Red’s yet-untitled fifth album is due out later this summer on Solid State Records.

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