Dec 112013

abrband2013Continuing its annual tradition of releasing an amped-up version of a classic Christmas song, August Burns Red is streaming its cover of “Dance Of The Sugar Plumb Fairy” in the YouTube clip below.

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 iTunesAmazonMp3Google Play or wherever digital music is sold.

Released last holiday season, the 13-track (now 14, for the digital version) “Sleddin’ Hill” features not only fresh takes on classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland” and even “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” but also original compositions that are destined to become future headbanging holiday favorites. The album also compiles remixed and remastered versions of the band’s previous holiday singles, ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’ coupled with an updated version of the band’s rendition of ‘Carol Of The Bells’, heard in Frank Miller‘s [“300”, “Sin City”] movie “The Spirit” and Seth MacFarlane‘s [“Family Guy”] “American Dad”.

Read our album review here.

Already one of the most influential acts in the current field of heavy music, August Burns Red reached new heights with the Billboard Top 10 debut of “Rescue & Restore” — which also arrived as the No. 2 Hard Rock album, No. 3 Rock album and No. 1 Indie album. The CD’s commercial success has been matched by critical praise and has pushed the band’s combined album sales past the half-million mark.


Upcoming Shows:
Dec 11 Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Dec 12 The National, Richmond, VA
Dec 13 Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD
Dec 14 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Dec 15 Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
Jan 31 Academy 2, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 01 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Feb 02 Cockpit, Leeds, United Kingdom
Feb 04 University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Feb 05 Tunnels, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Feb 06 Garage, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 07 Mandela Hall, Ireland, United Kingdom
Feb 08 Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Feb 10 Club Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 11 Solus 2, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Feb 12 The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 13 Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Feb 14 Underworld, London, United Kingdom
Feb 16 Arts Centre, Colchester, United Kingdom
Feb 22 Soundwave Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 23 Soundwave Festival, Sydney, Australia
Feb 28 Soundwave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 01 Soundwave Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 03 Soundwave Festival, Perth, Australia
Aug 15 Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbühl, Germany

Weblinks: Website / Facebook / Myspace / Twitter

Video below ‘Dance Of The Sugar Plumb Fairy’

Related articles:
August Burns Red – Leveler (Deluxe Edition) [CD review]
August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album [Album Review]
August Burns Red @ Effenaar Eindhoven 27-10-2012 [Nov. 2012]
‘August Burns Red’ Release New Lyric Video For ‘Fault Line’, New European Tour Dates Announced [May 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ Video Footage Posted, ‘Vans Warped’ + European Tour Dates [May 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ Release New Song ‘Spirit Breaker’ + U.S. & European Tour Dates [May 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ Lyric Video Released For ‘Count It All As Lost’, New Album Available Now [June 2013]
‘August Burns Red’s’ New Album ‘Rescue & Restore’ Has Debuted At #9 On The Billboard 200 [July 2013]
August Burns Red – Rescue & Restore [Album Review]
‘August Burns Red’ New Tour Announced With ‘Blessthefall’, ‘Defeater’ & ‘Beartooth’ [Aug. 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ To Release “Foreign & Familiar” DVD, European Tour Is Approaching [August 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ “Foreign & Familiar” DVD Trailer Available, New Tour Dates [Oct. 2013]
‘August Burns Red’ Music Video Released For ‘Provision’ [Oct. 2013]

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