Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals. The events will be held in Germany on June 5-7 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the band’s that have been booked so far: Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Broilers, Korn, Disturbed, Deftones, The Offspring, Trailerpark, Weezer, Bilderbuch, Wanda, Alan Walker, Heaven Shall Burn, Yungblud, Powerwolf, Trettmann, Bosse, Of Mice & Men, Motionless In White, August Burns Red, and U.V.A.

Advertisements

August Burns Red Working On New Album

it looks like August Burns Red are working on a new album. The band confirmed the news in the below Instagram post:

UPDATE: The group have since shared a studio clip:

August Burns Red Team Up With Elder Pine Brewery For “Constellations” Beer

August Burns Red have teamed up with Elder Pine Brewery to create “Constellations” beer. There is two versions including a Fruited Sour Ale called “Constellations: Antares” and a Double IPA called “Constellations: Pollux.” However, they are currently only available in Maryland.

Here’s a description of “Constellations: Antares”:

“Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv.”

Here’s a description of “Constellations: Pollux”:

“Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv.”

It’s worth noting that the band’s “Constellations” 10th anniversary tour will hit The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD tomorrow (August 8) and that Elder Pine will be hosting an afterparty at Quarry House Tavern following the show.

View this post on Instagram

It's amazing how many inquiries we've received from all over the world for the collaboration beers we brewed with @augustburnsred! We'd just like to quickly remind everyone that our beer is currently only available to purchase in Maryland. We are not permitted to ship beer in the mail and we are not permitted to sell beer in any other state (yet!). Both Constellations beers are only available at our tasting room in Gaithersburg, MD as well as 15 stores around the state of MD. Our tasting room is open Wednesday – Sunday. Come visit us and get these incredibly special beers along with our other delicious offerings! If you're going to the ABR show at The Fillmore tomorrow, please know that we're only about 30 minutes away and we open at 3:30! Swing by our brewery before the show! 1st 📷: @ohlookbeer 🍻

A post shared by Elder Pine Brewing & Blending (@elderpinebeer) on

View this post on Instagram

Can release details for our collaboration beers with August Burns Red are here! @augustburnsred are currently embarked on a World Tour to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Constellations and we couldn't think of a better way to help them celebrate than by collaborating on a couple beers! The members of August Burns Red are family, friends, and huge inspirations to us creatively, musically, and as human beings. We are beyond honored to be a part of this celebration and will be releasing the following two beers leading up to their performance at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on August 8th. Constellations: Antares is a Fruited Sour Ale fermented with an insane amount of raspberries & passion fruit. Bright in color, bright in flavor, and ultra refreshing. Constellations: Antares is sure to quench your thirst after spending all night in the mosh pit. 5% abv. Constellations: Pollux is a smooth bodied & highly aromatic Double IPA hopped with two of our favorite galactic named hops – Calypso & Galaxy. Brewed with a hefty dose of oats for a smooth & creamy mouthfeel, Constellations: Pollux is exploding with pungent passion fruit & ripe lychee notes from the two massive Galaxy dry hop additions. 8% abv. Cans & draft pours of both beers will be available in our tasting room starting TODAY, July 31st! We're only keeping a fraction of the cans here and our distributor will be dropping off shipments to the following stores later this week and early next week: Downtown Crown Wine & Beer @dtcwinebeer District East @districteastbeer Total Wine & More @totalwine Craft Beer Cellar DC @cbc_dc Knowles Station Wine & Co @knowlesstationwine Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine @gillyscbfw The Wine Source @thewinesource Bo Brook's Lighthouse Liquors @lighthouseliquors Wine Districts @winedistricts Magothy Wine and Spirits @magothywine Shawan Liquors @shawanliquors State Line Liquors (Pollux ONLY) @statelineliquors Wooden Keg Liquors @woodenkegliquors Kings Craft Beer Wine and Deli (opening Thursday 8/1!) @kingscraftbwd These beers will not last long so make sure you get them while you can! See you August 8th at The Fillmore!🤘🍻

A post shared by Elder Pine Brewing & Blending (@elderpinebeer) on

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs: “I Think That As I Lay Dying’s Story Is A Really Beautiful One Of Redemption And Forgiveness”

As I Lay Dying’s return is still a topic of controversy considering Tim Lambesis was released from prison in December 2016 after infamously trying to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013, but some have chosen to forgive the frontman. One of those people is August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs, who recently told Full Metal Jackie that he thinks “As I Lay Dying’s story is a really beautiful one of redemption and forgiveness.”

Luhrs said the following [transcribed by Loudwire]:

“First of all [my] HeartSupport [organization] is all about acceptance, and encouraging and forgiving. Our slogan is: ‘It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, what you believe in, who you are in love with, what’s been done to you, or what you have done, we accept you and want to help you where you are.’

I think that AILD’s story is a really beautiful one of redemption and forgiveness. It’s one that I don’t think a lot of people may think that forgiveness goes that far, or redemption is able at that point or forgiveness that we can really do that.

I really want to showcase and support them and give them a place to share that story and the truth about that and their process of forgiving each other and all of that, and kind of remind or see that we need to love each other.

We need to practice forgiveness and lean to second chances because it doesn’t matter really. You can take that story, their story, apply that to your own life and in some degree, you will need acceptance for forgiveness; you’re going to have to do that with other people. We’re human. And if we choose love we can conquer a lot of evil and a lot of hurt and pain.”

It’s worth noting that Luhrs previously guested on a new As I Lay Dying song titled “Redefined” and that HeartSupport has released a documentary on the band called “Misery Evolving – The Story Of Tim Lambesis & As I Lay Dying.”

Festival Recap: Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Event In Mountain View, CA

On July 20-21, thousands of people descended upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour at the final of three 25th anniversary events. It was a long weekend of music, skating, wrestling, and more.

People started moving into the event on Saturday morning and they were already excited for what lied ahead. For those that wanted to take in the whole festival, it was nice to get in as early as possible to navigate the festival grounds and check out the various merch booths, vendors, etc. before their favorite artists took the stage. This date featured performances from the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, August Burns Red, Wage War, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, Anti-Flag, OFF!, Meg & Dia, Silent Planet, and tons more. These groups managed to bring in an unmatched energy that captured the spirit of the festival’s 25 year run. Every act was memorable for different reasons, whether it be The Offspring’s impeccable showmanship and comedic stage banter, Bad Religion’s killer musicianship, Anti-Flag’s inspiring words, or Wage War’s intense onslaught.

As day two arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent and positive vibes. This day included artists such as NOFX, who played an abbreviated set after some travel issues, Jawbreaker, The Used, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Juliet Simms, Dance Gavin Dance, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more. Every artist had a different flair to them, helping to enhance the festival experience even more. This included the awesome dual vocal stylings of Dance Gavin Dance and Atreyu, amazingly powerful vocals from Simms, the entertaining and comedic nature of The All-American Rejects, the extremely energetic Sum 41, and the fun dancey vibe of Black.

Despite all these great things, the real highlight came at the end. NOFX’s flight got cancelled and they ultimately needed to get flown in on a private jet, before getting a police escort to the venue. However, they weren’t going to make it until 9:50, so organizer Kevin Lyman recruited a number of musicians to cover songs from the band until then. Members of Goldfinger, Sum 41, Thrice, Atreyu, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, etc. participated in the cool performance, which Lyman described as a drunken jam session, reminiscent of past Warped barbecues. They even had a fan, identified as Twitch, sing a song before Fat Mike ran out, much to the crowd’s delight.

Once NOFX took the stage, they powered through 11 tracks, before being told to stop, but it was awesome nonetheless. The band were hilarious, energetic, and they managed to give Warped Tour a proper send-off, regardless of the circumstances.

All in all, the whole weekend was a blast. There may have been a few hiccups at the very end, but it actually worked out by making everything even more memorable. The iconic “punk rock summer camp” has been bringing people together for 25 years and it ended the way it should have, with a community joined together by the power of music.

Watch August Burns Red Cover NOFX’s “Linoleum” Live With Silverstein’s Shane Told

During their July 15 set in Portland, OR, August Burns Red were joined onstage by Silverstein’s Shane Told for a cover of NOFX‘s “Linoleum.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

August Burns Red Release Updated “Mariana’s Trench” Video

August Burns Red have released a 10-year-old music video for their track “Mariana’s Trench.” The clip, which was previously not available, has been updated with audio from the remixed/remastered 10th anniversary edition of “Constellations.”