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August Burns Red

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

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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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August Burns Red To Record New Album

August Burns Red is set to enter the studio on February 14th, 2011 to record an as-yet-untitled fourth album. The band will re-team with Jason Suecof at his Audio Hammer Studios outside of Orlando, FL.

"We can’t wait to get back to Florida to start recording with Suecof," says guitarist and principle songwriter JB Brubaker. "We’re just about finished writing and it’s shaping up to be a huge sounding album. I can’t ever recall feeling this excited to get started when getting ready for past albums."

The currently untitled album is set for release this summer, with further details to be announced. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:

May 30 - Moscow, Russia @ Tochka Club
May 31 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glav Club
Jun 1 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
Jun 2 - Hassleholm, Sweden @ Siesta Festival
Jun 7 - Athens, Greece @ Kyttaro Club
Jun 8 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Balans Club

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...

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The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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August Burns Red Announces European Tour

American metalcore act August Burns Red has revealed a small batch of tour dates set to take place across Europe. You can view the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below with more to be announced in the coming weeks:

05/30 Moscow, RUS – Club Tochka
05/31 St. Petersburg, RUS – Glav Club
06/01 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
06/07 Athens, GRE – Kyttaro Club
06/08 Istanbul, TUR – Balans

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Just For Fun

Christmas Metal 2010 Roundup

Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.

First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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August Burns Red Posts Tour Recap video

American metalcore act August Burns Red has posted a new tour recap video online documenting its recent trip overseas to Australia and New Zealand. You can view the tour video below:

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August Burns Red Posts Video Interview Online

A new August Burns Red video interview has been posted online conducted during the band's recent AP Fall Tour. You can view the video interview below:

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August Burns Red Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online between August Burns Red and A-List Music Promotions. You can view the video interview below. August Burns Red recently posted its cover of the christmas classic "Little Drummer Boy." You can check out the christmas cover at this location.

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August Burns Red Posts "Little Drummer Boy" Cover

American metalcore act August Burns Red has kept true to its yearly tradition with re-working classic Christmas songs. Having previously covered "Carol of the Bells" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," August Burns Red have now posted its latest Christmas carol rendition of "Little Drummer Boy." The new cover song can be streamed at this location. August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker commented on the cover by saying:

"With 'Little Drummer Boy' I wanted to do something really different from any previous AUGUST BURNS RED songs. The end result is pretty much our attempt at down-tuned post metal, which is something I've been a fan of for a long time now. The song was recorded in drop A, which is much lower than we usually play. Recording the track was a lot of fun as I was able to incorporate a bunch of new sounds and techniques ABR has never used before like slide guitar, ukulele, and acoustic guitar. The icing on the cake was having Magnus Lindberg mix the track. Lindberg has done all the CULT OF LUNA albums, and I'm a huge fan of theirs so I was so excited to have him mix the track."

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August Burns Red Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online of Christian metalcore act August Burns Red at the Lifest 2010 in Oshkosh, WI. The clip can be viewed below.

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August Burns Red Posts New Live Video Online

Pennsylvania metalcore act August Burns Red has posted a new live video online for the track "White Washed." The video comprised footage taken from various performances through the band's recent world tour. You can view the video below:

August Burns Red recently released a new CD/DVD package, titled "Home." The CD/DVD tracklisting can be found below:
1. Backburner
2. White Washed
3. Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins
4. The Eleventh Hour
5. Meddler
6. The Truth of a Liar
7. Marianas Trench
8. Thirty and Seven
9. Existence
10. Meridian
11. A Shot Below the Belt
12. Up Against the Ropes
13. Composure
14. The Seventh Trumpet

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August Burn Red Posts New Video From "Home" DVD

August Burns Red has issued the following announcement about uploading a new live performance from the upcoming "Home" DVD via Facebook:

"Like our page on Facebook to see the live performance of Back Burner from the 'Home' DVD! If you are already a fan, just go to our page and check out the 'Video Reveal' tab. 'Home' is out next Tuesday, September 28th so now's your last chance to pre-order!"

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August Burns Red Posts Clip From "Home" DVD

August Burns Red is set to release a new live CD/DVD entitled "Home" on September 28th, 2010. The band has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to premier a clip from the DVD, which can be viewed below.

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August Burns Red Uploads "Home" Trailer

August Burns Red is set to release a new live CD/DVD entitled "Home" on September 28th, 2010. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the release, which can be viewed below.

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August Burns Red Streaming Live Song

August Burns Red has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming live CD/DVD release:

"We've put up the first song from our upcoming live CD/DVD "Home" on our page! So come by to check out the live version of 'White Washed!' There are also a bunch of sweet pre-order options up! You can get the CD/DVD at the Solid State Store:

- CD/DVD + Pillowcase
- CD/DVD + Shirt
- CD/DVD + Pillowcase + Shirt

"Or pick it up at Interpunk with a free poster or at Smartpunk with a signed booklet. 'Home' is out on September 28th and includes a CD and DVD recorded at a sold-out hometown performance in Manheim, PA earlier this year as well as a documentary from our time on tour. Speaking of tour, don't forget we will be coming around this fall with Bring Me The Horizon and more on the AP Tour! We'll see you soon!"

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August Burns Red To Tour With Bring Me The Horizon

August Burns Red has announced an upcoming series of U.S. tour dates with Bring Me The Horizon, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club, and This is Hell. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10-13 Detroit, MI (Crofoot Ballroom)
10-14 Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
10-15 Sauget, IL (Pops)
10-16 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
10-17 Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
10-19 Minneapolis, MN (Cabooze)
10-20 Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont Club)
10-21 Denver, CO (The Summit Music Hall)
10-22 Salt Lak City, UT (In The Venue)
10-24 Seattle, WA (The Showbox)
10-25 Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
10-27 San Francisco, CA (Grand Ballroom)
10-28 Pomona, CA (Fox Theatre)
10-29 Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
10-30 San Diego, CA (Soma)
10-31 Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
11-02 Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
11-04 Austin, TX (Emo’s)
11-05 San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
11-06 Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
11-07 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
11-09 Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
11-10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
11-11 Tampa, FL (The Ritz)
11-12 Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
11-13 Nashville, TN (Rocketown)
11-14 Charlotte, NC (Amos’ Southend Music Hall)
11-16 Norfolk, VA (The Norva)
11-17 Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
11-18 Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11-19 Boston, MA (House of Blues)
11-20 Williamsville, NY (Club Infinity)
11-21 Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
11-22 Montreal, QC (Metropolis)
11-24 New York, NY (Nokia Theatre)
11-25 New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
11-26 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
11-27 Allentown, PA (Crocodile Rock Café)
11-28 Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)

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August Burns Red Announces New Live DVD

Pennsylvania metalcore act August Burns Red have announced details regarding their upcoming live concert DVD/CD set titled "Home." The concert was filmed on June 4th, 2010 in Manheim, Pennsylvania at the same venue where the band had performed live for the very first time back in 2003. The DVD is also planned to include a bonus documentary film. "Home" has been set for a September 28th, 2010 release through Solid State Records. The DVD was filmed by acclaimed videographers Space Monkey Studios.

"Home" CD/DVD tracklisting:
1. Backburner
2. White Washed
3. Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins
4. The Eleventh Hour
5. Meddler
6. The Truth of a Liar
7. Marianas Trench
8. Thirty and Seven
9. Existence
10. Meridian
11. A Shot Below the Belt
12. Up Against the Ropes
13. Composure
14. The Seventh Trumpet

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August Burns Red Announces Video Contest Winners

Pennsylvania based Christian metallers August Burns Red have posted the two winning videos online for their "Marianas Trench" music video contest, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the winning videos:

"Congratulations to the winners of the August Burns Red 'Marianas Trench' Create Your Own Video Contest, zago789 and Romo1122! Splitting the prize, Romo1122 will receive: - Signed Ibanez Guitar While zago789's prize will include: - Signed Drum Heads From The Recording of 'Constellations' - Skeleton Prop From Robby Starbuck's Video Interpretation - August Burns Red T-shirts Thanks to everyone who participated!"


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August Burns Red Posts Second Tour Report

Pennsylvania's August Burns Red has checked in with the following second tour report from the band's shows in Japan:

"Saturday morning we got up around 9 AM and headed with Geess to the train station where we took the bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo. By car that is about a 9 hour drive, but it took us less than three hours by train. The bullet train ruled. It was whisper quiet, silky smooth, and fast as can be. I believe we were traveling at about 180 miles an hour.

"I had heard a lot about Tokyo and was really anxious to spend some time there. Tokyo has about 11 million people living there. Imagine NYC but in Japan. That’s the best I can explain it. We took a subway from the train station to the Tokyo equivalent of Time Square. It was a complete zoo. People everywhere. There was even a protest going on with a guy on a podium yelling through a megaphone and people holding signs up everywhere. I loved it.

"That night we played a show that was not part of the Geki Rock Fes. The show was in a cool little spot in downtown Tokyo called Shibuya Cyclone. We played with a Japanese band called United. They’re a thrash metal band who have put out 9 records since forming in 1990. Quite a career! It was an honor to play with and meet those guys. The show at Cyclone was one of the hottest shows in ABR history. I played the entire set barefoot with mesh shorts and no shirt. I seldom wear shorts and I never take off my shirt on stage. That’s how hot it was. I almost felt bad for the crowd having to endure those conditions. We were later told that the club was approximately 110 degrees, and about 40 people over capacity, not to mention unbelievably humid. Like raining from the ceiling humid. More...

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August Burns Red Issues Road Report

Pennsylvania based Christian metallers August Burns Red have checked in with the following road report from their Japanese tour dates:

"Konbanwa! Last night around 1AM we arrived back home in Manheim, Pennsylvania following our first ever tour of Japan. We had an incredible experience. We arrived in Japan late at night on Tuesday, June 15th. We flew out out of London following our show at Download Festival (such a great time!) with a short layover in Beijing, China, before arriving in Nagoya Japan. We were greeted warmly at the airport by Mako and Norio of the Japanese band Each of the Days. They were kind enough to act as our tour guides for our first two days in Japan.

"On Wednesday, we had the entire day off to walk around Nagoya and get a little more acquainted with how things operated in Japan. We saw a Japanese temple, played in an awesome Japanese arcade, ate breaded octopus, ate raw octopus, drank sake, and perused lots of different shops. I was really excited to eat at a restaurant where I had to take off my shoes before sitting at the table. It’s little things like that that made me fall in love with Japan. Such an awesome culture! More...

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