August Burns Red‘s forthcoming tour in support of their crushing new album Leveler is an absolute must-see. With support from Of Mice & Men, The Color Morale and The Overseer, this bill is one hell of a lineup, and in addition to the full list of dates (see below), we're ramping up excitement for the upcoming shows with a kickass Ibanez guitar giveaway!
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Here are dates (and a sick-ass promo poster) for August Burns Red’s fall tour with Of Mice & Men, The Color Morale and The Overseer:
ABR’s new album Leveler was released last year in two forms; standard and deluxe. The deluxe version of Leveler contains four extra songs, including an acoustic version of the song "Internal Cannon".
The 13-track release 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 hits, like “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Rounding out the collection is 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.
“The idea of doing a full Christmas album has been floating around in the ABR camp for a few years now, but what always held us back was finding the time and energy to write an additional full-length in between touring and writing our regular records,” explains guitarist and principle songwriter JB Brubaker. “After finishing [2011’s] Leveler I finally felt inspired enough to tackle the Christmas album idea.”
Keep up with all things August Burns Red at the band’s official site, as well as the social links below.