August Burns Red To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Leveler”, Announce Livestream Concert

August Burns Red will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Leveler” by releasing a re-recorded version of it on May 21. Notably, the new version of the record will feature guest appearances from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby. Furthermore, the band will also be playing a “Leveler” 10th anniversary livestream concert on May 22.

“Leveler” Track Listing:

01. “X”
02. “Empire”
03. “Internal Cannon” (feat. Matt Heafy)
04. “Divisions”
05. “Cutting The Ties”
06. “Pangaea” (feat. Misha “Bulb” Mansoor)
07. “Carpe Diem”
08. “40 Nights”
09. “Salt & Light”
10. Poor Millionaire” (feat. Ryan Kirby)
11. “1/16/2011”
12. “Boys Of Fall”
13. “Leveler”

Tickets for the livestream and pre-orders for the updated version of the album can be found HERE.

Gojira, Underoath, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup includes: Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Skillet, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Falling In Reverse, Underoath, Rev Run (Run-DMC), Body Count, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Beartooth, Badflower, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Avatar, August Burns Red, Fever 333, Wage War, Knocked Loose, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes To New, Fit For A King, Fozzy, Drowning Pool, Escape The Fate, Light The Torch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, Saul, Another Day Dawns, and Stitched Up Heart. Steve-O (“Jackass”) has since been added as a guest host as well.

Terror & Light The Torch Added To 2021 Furnace Fest

Terror and Light The Torch have been added to the 2021 Furnace Fest. The event is scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, Forever Starts Today, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, MewithoutYou, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

August Burns Red To Release “Guardians Sessions” EP, Stream B-Side Track “Icarus”

August Burns Red will be releasing a new EP titled “Guardians Sessions” on April 16. The effort features two b-sides, two covers, and two reimagined tracks. You can stream the b-side track “Icarus” below:

“Guardians Sessions” Track Listing:

01. “Standing In The Storm”
02. “Icarus”
03. “Chop Suey!” (System Of A Down cover)
04. “Westworld” (Ramin Djawadi cover)
05. “Paramount (Reprise)”
06. “Extinct By Instinct (Reprise)”

Dustin Davidson said the following about “Icarus”:

“‘Icarus‘ was a b-side from ‘Guardians‘ because it just didn’t fit the vibe of the album. I’m happy that our fans can hear it now because it’s riffy and super fun to play on guitar. It’s the first ABR song that I’ve sang on, and for fans of my side project, Best Case Scenario, I think you’ll hear the influence sprinkled throughout this one.”

JB Brubaker also added the following about the EP:

“The ‘Guardians Sessions‘ EP was put together on the foundation of two songs: ‘Standing In The Storm‘ and ‘Icarus‘. Those songs were recorded in September of 2019, when we were finishing up our album ‘Guardians‘. Both tracks got cut from the record, as we had too much material and they were the black sheep of the group.

When all touring was shut down in March of 2020, we began working on a couple of cover songs and re-imagined versions of some songs from ‘Guardians‘. Those songs were recorded in the summer of 2020. We wanted to be productive with our downtime and work on a project that would be fun for both us and our fans.”

August Burns Red Share Cover Of The Theme To “Westworld”

August Burns Red have shared a cover of the theme to HBO’s “Westworld.” Guitarist JB Brubaker commented:

“The soundtrack to Westworld has been a favorite of mine as long as the HBO series has existed. I started working on a metal version of the main theme to the show back in 2018, but pushed it to the backburner as other projects took priority. When COVID sent us into lockdown, the first thing I did with my time at home was finish the Westworld cover. We recorded it in the summer of 2020 and I’m really proud of how it came out. I hope fans of the show will feel we did it justice!”

Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. Set For 2021 Furnace Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the rescheduled Furnace Fest. The event, which is now scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26, will feature the following:

September 24: Underoath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, ERRA, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Glasseater, Haste, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, Forever Starts Today, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Misery Signals, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Touché Amoré, and Turnstile.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, MewithoutYou, Piebald, Showbread, and Unearth.

August Burns Red Song Used As A Torture Device In Recent Episode Of “NCIS: Los Angeles”

During a recent episode of CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” titled “The Frogman’s Daughter,” August Burns Red’s “Bones” was featured in a torture scene. You can see footage of that below, along with a comment from guitarist JB Brubaker:

[via The PRP]

August Burns Red Release Reimagined Version Of “Extinct By Instinct”

August Burns Red have released a reimagined version of their song “Extinct By Instinct.” You can check that out below. The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Guardians.”

August Burns Red Premiere “Standing In The Storm” Video

August Burns Red have premiered a new video for their new song “Standing In the Storm.“ JB Brubaker commented:

“‘Standing In The Storm‘ is a song about fighting for something important to you, and enduring the hardships that come with that fight. We had a lot of fun with this track and I’m pumped on how it came out.”

August Burns Red Frontman Jake Luhrs Opens YourLife Gym

August Burns Red frontman Jake Luhrs has opened his own physical and mental health facility called YourLife Gym. The following was said about that:

“The YourLife Gym is the first mental health gym in the world, located in Lancaster Pennsylvania. The YourLife Gym is focusing on mental health and physical fitness to transform the mind and body.”