August Burns Red

Genres: Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal
Tags: metalcore hardcore christian metalcore christian seen live metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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JB Brubaker (guitar), Brent Rambler (guitar), Jon Hershey (vocals), Jordan Tuscan (bass) and Matthew Hox (drums) comprised the original line-up of this US metalcore band, which was formed in 2003 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. New drummer Matt Greiner was brought into the line-up following the recording of a demo CD, making his debut with the band on the independently released EP Looks Fragile After All. The good reception enjoyed by the EP attracted the attention of the Christian rock label Solid State Records, a division of the established Tooth & Nail Records. Further line-up change ensued with Josh McManness replacing Hershey on the band’s album debut for the Solid State label, Thrill Seeker. This 2005 release demonstrated the band’s relative immaturity with little originality on show, although the playing and singing was gratifyingly competent.

More enforced personnel changes saw the band recruiting its third vocalist, Jake...

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