No strangers to themed music (see: the shredding on their Christmas cover albums), August Burns Red can do pretty much anything they want and it’ll sound compelling. Since their 2007 sophomore album Messengers, they’ve really gained fame as a band who, while staying mostly in the metalcore genre, are one of the genre’s leading lights. Their willingness to experiment with different instrumentals also does this.
What does the Lancaster band do next? Record a cover of the theme from the iconic game series, The Legend Of Zelda? Yeah! And it sounds pretty on-point, we think. The song is off the band’s Phantom Sessions EP, due out in February on Fearless Records.
August Burns Red have announced their early 2019 tour plans. The band will headline “The Dangerous Tour,” presented by Sound Rink, in support of 2017’s Phantom Anthem record, alongside Fit For a King, Miss May I, and Crystal Lake.
It’s barely a month until Christmas, which means many are already hanging up lights and elaborate displays, and stores like Wal-Mart and Target have had red and green splattered across their stores for half a year now. The season also means it’s a good time to listen to August Burns Red’s holiday album, Sleddin’ Hill. The 2012 release, which had the band instrumentally shredding through Christmas standards, was just featured at Disneyland California. Check out the video below and get your snowy shred on.