Jan 092014
 

ABR_Matt-GreinerOn December 13, 2013, “Across The Board” radio show conducted an interview with drummer Matt Greiner of the Manheim, Pennsylvania-based quintet August Burns Red. You can now listen to the chat below.

Continuing 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’.

The single marks the latest in a line of reinterpreted holiday classics from the band, all of which were collected in 2012’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’ was 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.

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.

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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 15 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Feb 16 Arts Centre Colchester, United Kingdom
Feb 20 Vector Arena Auckland Central, New Zealand
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
Mar 14 South By So What Dallas, TX
Mar 15 Lonestar Event Center Lubbock, TX
Mar 16 Houston We Have A Problem Houston, TX
Mar 18 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Mar 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Mar 21 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Mar 22 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Mar 23 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Mar 25 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Mar 26 The Armory Rochester, NY
Mar 27 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
Mar 28 Club Zoo Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 29 Royal Oak Theatre Detroit, MI
Apr 01 House Of Blues Chicago, IL
Apr 02 Skyway Minneapolis, MN
Apr 04 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Apr 05 MacEwan Hall Calgary, Canada
Apr 06 Vogue Theater Vancouver, Canada
Apr 08 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
Apr 10 Senator Theater Chico, CA
Apr 12 Quail Run Park Mesa, AZ
Aug 05 Sotocje Tolmin, Slovenia
Aug 15 Summerbreeze Festival Dinkelsbühl, Germany

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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]
‘August Burns Red’ New Christmas Track Released ‘Dance Of The Sugar Plumb Fairy’ [Dec. 2013]

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