Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath, and More Booked for Furnace Fest This Fall


Bringing together the best bands in Metalcore, Punk, Rock, and Metal, Furnace Fest has been announced for this fall at Sloss Furnaces September. 24-26 this year and features a plethora of huge bands such as Killswitch Engage, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew W.K., Underøath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, End, ERRA, Every Time I Die, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boy Sets Fire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, Fit for a King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Zao and more! The full day-by-day lineups and tickets can be found below!

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August Burns Red Shares a New Version of “Extinct by Instinct”


Metalcore leaders August Burns Red have shared a new single “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” – a stripped-down and reimagined version of a track from their 2020 album Guardians. ABR, led by JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] released this along with their recent singles “Standing in the Storm” and “Chop Suey!” – made famous by System of A Down. Check out “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape – Century Media


After a four year absence (a handful of single releases aside), Pennsylvania-based Black Crown Initiate return with their third full-length release, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media). From black metal to progressive rock via blasts of technical death metal, BCI effortlessly combine a whole range of differing styles resulting in their most captivating and assured record to date.

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Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn and More to Headline Hellfest 2021


Hellfest Open Air recently completed its first-ever online streaming festival. Hopefully, the real thing is coming back next summer! The venerable metal and rock fest announced their lineup for 2021, with most of the bands slated to have played in 2020, but canceled due to COVID-19. Deftones, Faith No More, System of A Down, Judas Priest, Puscifer, Korn, Volbeat, Opeth, Dropkick Murphys, Northlane, Deep Purple, Wardruna, Rival Sons, Devin Townsend, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more will perform. Ten more bands will be added soon. Thirteen bands slated to play in 2020, but cannot attend 2021 include Incubus, Mastodon, Infectious Groove, Thy Art Is Murder, Alter Bridge, Baby Metal, Joyous Wolf, Unleashed, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Body Count and August Burns Red.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: August Burns Red – Guardians


The ninth album from August Burns Red comes at a time of much-needed strength. They are not here to reinvent the genre or themselves but if you are a longtime fan or just discovering the Pennsylvania natives, Guardians (Fearless) will be one of your favorites of the year.Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 3rd New Music Releases


 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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PODCAST: Episode 77 – Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red on “Guardians”


Ghost Cult caught up with Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red on their brand new album Guardians, coming out April 3rd, 2020, via Fearless Records. Jake chatted all about the theme of the new album of support and not being afraid to reach out for help, relevant themes at this time. He also discussed the writing of the album, the band’s approach to recording, how the band has achieved longevity, how the goals of the band and the new album align with Jake’s foundation Heart Support(https://heartsupport.com), and Jake’s feelings on the bands’ debut release Thrill Seeker! You can purchase Guardians here. Continue reading


Listen to a New Single from August Burns Red – “Bones”


August Burns Red have shared a new track- ‘Bones’ from their forthcoming new album, Guardians, due out on April 3rd via Fearless Records. The band is gearing up for the release and their upcoming co-headline tour with Killswitch Engage! Direct support to come from Light The Torch. Jam this brutal new song now! Continue reading


Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red Book 2020 North American Tour


Two awesome bands will team up when Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red tour the USA in the spring of 2020. KsE continues to tour behind Atonement, out now via Metal Blade. Direct support bands will be announced at a later date. All tour dates are below and tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10 am local time at the link below. Continue reading


August Burns Red – The Phantom Sessions


Normally August Burns Red EPs are, believe it or not, a bunch of Xmas songs given a metal makeover. However, this time to bridge the gap between recent album, The Phantom Anthem, and the next record, they have decided to release The Phantom Sessions (both Fearless Records) which features an eclectic mix of new songs, covers and rearrangements of songs from the 2017 album.Continue reading