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August Burns Red

August Burns Red are a Christian metalcore band from Lancaster, in the middle of Pennsylvania, just up the road from where Amish folks still drive horse-drawn wagons. When they came together in 2002, some guys in the group were still in high school; their name, they've said, came from a newspaper headline about their original lead singer's ex-girlfriend lighting his Irish setter on fire. August Burns Red released their first demo EP in 2004; by 2007 they topped Billboard's Christian album chart, peaking at No. 81 on the overall Billboard 200, with their second full-length, Messengers. By that time, the band was already on its third lead singer, Jake Luhrs. Constellations, which also hit the Christian album chart pinnacle and was nominated for a Dove Award in the Best Rock Album category, followed in 2009, as did an EP of outtakes; a 7-inch vinyl cover of the Christmas carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"; and a remake of Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" for a compilation called Punk Meets Pop 2. The band has toured with like-minded artists such as As I Lay Dying, Enter Shikari, All That Remains and Underoath.

August Burns Red Concert Films

  • Foreign & Familiar

    August Burns Red

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 2 hr

    This documentary highlights over two years of August Burns Red's continuous touring throughout an entire record cycle. The title Rescue & Restore (Foreign & Familiar Edition) pays homage to the vast fan-base that August Burns Red has built over the years with multiple world-wide tours in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, & Australia. Rescue & Restore marks August Burns Red’s fifth proper album, fleshing out an impressive body of work that also includes a live full-length record Home, a collection of B-sides Lost Messengers: The Outtakes, and a 2012 holiday album, August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin' Hill, A Holiday Album, released over the band’s lauded decade-long career. Since launching out of Manheim, PA, the industrious outfit has successfully transitioned from shake-up-the-field upstarts to one of the biggest names worldwide in the genre. On stages across the U.S. to Dubai, Japan, Australia, and South America, from renowned festivals such as UK’s Download Festival to the Vans Warped Tour, which they joined again in 2013 as a main stage act, August Burns Red have spent years taking their music and message directly to fans, and in the process have grown into one of the leading forces in the modern metal scene, a fact bolstered by their 1.5 million Facebook fans and more than half-million albums sold.
  • Live at No Sleep Til Festival in Sydney

    August Burns Red

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 40 min

    August Burns Red is an American Christian metalcore band, from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records, and afterward, Solid State Records. The group is primarily known for their heavy breakdowns and odd-meter riffs. They cite Between the Buried and Me, Misery Signals and Hopesfall as their main influences.

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