Apr 142021

Twice Grammy-nominated band August Burns Red has been sharing previously unreleased tracks, such as a cover of System of a Down‘s ‘Chop Suey!’ and its metalized rendition of the theme song for the HBO series ‘Westworld, over the past several months. Recently, the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based act revealed that these songs (and more) will live on the “Guardians Sessions” EP.

The EP features B-sides, covers, and reimagined tracks, which were recorded during the sessions for 2020’s full-length album “Guardians” and beyond.

The EP is being released digitally and on 10-inch vinyl on April 16 through Fearless Records.

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Mar 102021

August Burns Red have released their cover of the theme song to the HBO TV adaptation of ‘Westworld‘. The band’s lead guitarist spoke of their decision to cover the track, offering:

“The soundtrack to Westworld has been a favorite of mine as long as the HBO series has existed. I started working on a metal version of the main theme to the show back in 2018, but pushed it to the backburner as other projects took priority. When covid sent us into lockdown, the first thing I did with my time at home was finish the Westworld cover. We recorded it in the summer of 2020 and I’m really proud of how it came out. I hope fans of the show will feel we did it justice!”

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Feb 092021

August Burns Red has dropped a reimagined version of ‘Extinct By Instinct’ .

The original version with vocals and lyrics appears on 2020’s “Guardians” album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, Rock Albums and the Vinyl Albums charts upon release. This version of the song has been stripped down and re-envisioned by the band.

Asked who August Burns Red‘s “guardians” are, vocalist Jake Luhrs told Revolver: “For the band, our guardians would be our fans. When you think of guardians, they help, right? Or they nurture or they provide. Our fans definitely do that for us. When we’re coming out with a new record, they’re buying actual copies or they’re getting all the vinyl. They come to all of our shows. We have people who have gone to 40 shows. I don’t know that I’ve ever gone to 40 shows outside of my band to go see anybody, ever. So we have these just diehard fans. They support the band. They give us a place to exist and continue our work. They genuinely care about us.

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Jan 192021

Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s August Burns Red is starting 2021 off strong by dropping the animated video for a brand new song called ‘Standing In The Storm‘.

‘Standing in the Storm’ is a song about fighting for something important to you, and enduring the hardships that come with that fight,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “We had a lot of fun with this track and I’m pumped on how it came out.”

ABR‘s latest full-length, “Guardians”, is out now through Fearless Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums chart, the Rock Albums chart, and the Vinyl Albums chart upon release. ABR also graced the cover of the spring 2020 issue of Revolver.

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Jan 072021

Two-time Grammy-nominated singer Jake Luhrs of Lancaster, Pennsylvania metal band August Burns Red opened YourLife Gym, the very first gym to incorporate both mental and physical fitness in one, last fall. The opening of the gym has been profiled by Psychology TodayAlternative PressLancaster’s LNPCentral PA Business JournalABC News, and more.

YourLife is located at 2301 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

YourLife Gym aims to help the community of Lancaster and its individuals get into shape in all areas of their lives.

YourLife Gym advocates a healthier lifestyle by pairing physical exercise with mental health classes and a positive atmosphere to help patrons build a joyful and more productive life.

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