‘August Burns Red’ Bring Christmas Spirit with Cover of ‘What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)’


august_burns_red_christmas_2016_8f8Continuing its annual tradition of releasing an amped-up version of a classic Christmas song, Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based metalcore group August Burns Red has released a holiday-themed single/cover near the season. This time, they’ve teamed up with Revolver for 2016’s edition! ‘What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)’ is available for streaming below.

Guitarist JB Brubaker said, “In keeping with our annual tradition we are pleased to announce the release of this year’s Christmas song, ‘What Child Is This (Greensleeves).’ This song has a bit of a black metal flavor, but takes a turn in the middle. We always have fun writing and recording the holiday songs and we hope you like it too.”

August Burns Red is Jake Luhrs (Vocals), JB Brubaker (Guitar), Brent Rambler (Guitar), Matt Greiner (Drums), Dustin Davidson (Bass). Since their formation in 2003, the local upstart from Lancaster, PA has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound, with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming. The band’s impressive resume includes a solid collection of 5 previous albums, “Thrill Seeker” (2005), “Messengers” (2007), “Constellations” (2009), “Leveler” (2011), “Rescue & Restore” (2013), and 2015’s “Found In Far Away Places.”

Our review for “Found in Far Away Places” can be found here.

The newest release debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, #9 on the Top 200, and featured the single ‘Identity’, which received a nomination for Best Metal Performance in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The road to the top has seen the band on stages across the globe alongside the likes of Underoath, A Day To Remember, Lamb of God, Bring Me The Horizon, Every Time I Die, from South America, to Europe and the UK, to Australia, Japan, and Russia, South Africa, and headlining the Vans Warped Tour in both 2013 and 2015.

Upcoming Shows:
Dec 17 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Jan 04 The TLA Philadelphia, PA
Jan 05 Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Jan 06 Playstation Theater New York, NY
Jan 07 Palladium Worcester, MA
Jan 08 Metrpolis Montreal, Canada
Jan 09 London Music Hall London, Canada
Jan 11 St Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Jan 12 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Jan 13 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Jan 14 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Jan 15 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Jan 16 Bourbon Theater Lincoln, NE
Jan 17 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Jan 18 Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 20 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Jan 21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Jan 22 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Jan 24 Belasco Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jan 25 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
Jan 26 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
Jan 27 Soma San Diego, CA
Jan 28 The Rock Tucson, AZ
Jan 30 Alamo City Music Hall San Antonio, TX
Jan 31 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Feb 01 Numbers Houston, TX
Feb 02 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Feb 03 HOUSE OF BLUES Orlando, FL
Feb 04 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 06 State Theater Tampa, FL
Feb 07 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Feb 08 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Feb 09 The National Richmond, VA
Feb 10 NORVA Norfolk, VA
Feb 11 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Feb 12 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Feb 14 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
Feb 15 Mr Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 16 Phoenix Theater Toronto, Canada VIP
Feb 17 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
May 18 Koots Anchorage, AK
May 19 ACW Anchorage, AK
May 20 ACW Anchorage, AK
Aug 13 Rockstadt Extreme Festival Rasnov, Romania
Aug 14 Mixtape 5 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Video below: ‘What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)’

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