August Burns Red
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The 44th episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Drilling Holes in Your Baby's Head" by one man band of the week Samuel Evans. This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) recollects his most recent local concert experience. Then co-host Ollie Hynes (Diamond Oz) weighs in to discuss hot button topics such as the recent Dimebag Darrell grave vandalism and the inevitable Nu Metal Revival Apocalypse. Concluding with Samuel Evans' "Basement Slave" playing us out.
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This week on the official MetalUnderground.com podcast, regular co-host Kevin Perez (aka N0thinghead) is joined once again by Ollie Hynes (aka Diamond Oz) to discuss what's been happening, with particular focus being on the recent Grammy Awards and the decision to give the Best Metal Performance Award to Tenacious D. Not only this, but Kevin has tickets to give away for August Burns Red's upcoming show in Florida, as well as for Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse's stop at the same venue.
We also have music from unsigned Canadian band, Ape War, with their songs, "Born of Sodom" and "Templar" being played at the beginning and end of the show respectively.
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Fit For A King will be joining the Frozen Flame tour with August Burns Red, Miss May I, Northlane, and Erra, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. Dates are as follows:
1/22 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
1/23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
1/24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/25 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
1/27 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
1/28 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
1/29 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
1/30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
1/31 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
2/1 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
2/3 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
2/4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
2/5 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
2/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
2/7 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
2/9 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/10 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
2/12 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
2/13 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
2/14 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/16 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
2/17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
2/19 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/20 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
2/21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
2/22 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
2/24 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/25 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
2/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
2/27 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
2/28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
3/2 - Lake Buena Visa, FL @ House of Blues
3/3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
3/4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/5 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
3/6 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
3/7 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts More...
August Burns Red has a new holiday song out this year, which is featured on the 2014 Solid State Christmas compilation. Give it a listen below, and the band also comments:
"Our new Christmas Song 'Joy to the World' is up NOW for your listening pleasure! This time around we've added more Jake!! Enjoy and happy holidays!"
Solid State has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming Christmas compilation:
"Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 25th, 2014.
"Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clear features new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike.
"Fans of August Burns Red’s Christmas full length August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album will especially enjoy the diverse gathering of Midnight Clear."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Joy To The World - August Burns Red
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Fit For A King
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - For Today
4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Wolves At The Gate
5. He Came With Love - Memphis May Fire
6. Jingle Bell Rock - The Ongoing Concept
7. Silent Night - Forevermore
8. The King - Wolves At The Gate
9. O Holy Night - Becoming The Archetype
10. Flurries - August Burns Red More...
This week, co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) announces several upcoming concerts at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live - stretching well into next year - and would like to know who’d be interested in some more ticket giveaway contests.
Performances include: Crowbar and Unearth on Tuesday, December 2nd; August Burns Red, Miss May I, and Northlane on Tuesday, March 3rd; Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, and Aeon on Saturday, March 7th; and Nightwish, Sabaton, and Delain on Saturday, May 9th.
Any Floridians interested should let us know, so we can launch more contests and make the trip worth your while. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Band of the Week is Pacto, a Spanish-speaking doom/black metal lot from Bogotá, Colombia, formed in 2007. After several years of work, they released the full-length album “El Reino De Los Hechiceros” earlier this year. We introduce and discuss the song “Senda Sin Fin” at the start, and stay tuned for the title track at our sign-off.
Then co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) recaps, with a scratchy voice, an intense weekend he spent recently in central Florida for the DeLand Rock & Metal Festival (co-sponsored by none other than MetalUnderground.com). He considers it an overall success, and wishes to say a few words on some of his favorite acts of the event, including Everthrone, Orbweaver, and Seven Kingdoms.
Solid State Records has issued the following announcement about offering a free digital sampler album for download this weekend:
"We're teaming up with Noisetrade and New Release Tuesday to give away a FREE sampler featuring the very best from the current Solid State lineup! '
"The sampler features songs by Fit For A King, Silent Planet, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red, Living Sacrifice, The Overseer, Wolves At The Gate, My Heart to Fear, The Ongoing Concept, Forevermore.
Miss May I is pleased to announce the band's upcoming direct support run with headliners August Burns Red and supporting bands Northlane and Erra on the Rockstar Energy Drink "Frozen Flame" tour.
The trek kicks off on January 22nd in Baltimore, MD and runs for nearly a month and a half before coming to an end in Philadelphia, PA on March 8th. Tickets go on sale on Friday the 31st at 10:00 AM local time. See all tour dates below.
In a band statement, Miss May I says, “We're beyond excited to being on this tour. We've been fans of August Burns Red for years and have been waiting to finally have a chance to tour together, so we cannot wait to get on the road with them! Catch us on our longest American venue tour in two years!”
See the band live on these dates:
Headline dates w/ Affiance
10/21 Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
10/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/24 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
10/25 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Ampitheatre – KNOTFEST
10/26 Yuma, AZ @ Jefe's Venue
10/27 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/28 Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
10/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
10/30 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
10/31 St Louis, MO @ Fubar More...
Metalcore outfit August Burns Red has inked a deal with Fearless Records - a move which has not made a number of Facebook fans happy - and will be releasing a new album next year. The band comments:
"We are all extremely excited to be a part of the Fearless Records Family. Fearless has done an amazing job building a community within the label as well as a bunch of our friends bands and careers. We can't wait to see what they can do with ABR. Be on the look out for our new record coming in 2015!"
The band's latest album "Rescue & Restore" is out now via Solid State Records. More...
August Burns Red has released a new video for the song “Beauty In Tragedy” today. Check it out below. Shot over a week of shows in the U.K. this past February, the new video for “Beauty In Tragedy” is a furious frenzy of circle pits and break-neck moshing.
The single comes by way of latest record, "Rescue & Restore," which is available everywhere now, including digitally at iTunes and as a limited edition deluxe LP box set from Solid State.
"We played a bunch of small sweaty clubs and tried to capture the energy of such intimate environments,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “It was a lot of fun to make and we hope people enjoy it!"
August Burns Red will kick off a European tour later this week that will include appearances at Wacken Open Air, Pukklepop, Summerbreeze and more. Catch the band live on these dates:
Aug 2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug 4 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club
Aug 5 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse Bar
Aug 6 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Punk Rock Holiday
Aug 8 - Pori, Finland - Porispere
Aug 9 - Prague, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault
Aug 10 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Konzerthaus Schuur
Aug 11 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik KUFA
Aug 12 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
Aug 13 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Aug 14 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summerbreeze Festival
Aug 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Elbriot
Aug 17 - Herford, Germany - X RockFest More...
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."
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."
Dates are as follows: More...
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...
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.
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...
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.”
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.
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."
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...
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.