August Burns Red – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

Take a listen to August Burns Red’s rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” below. In a press statement, guitarist JB Brubaker explained, “The past few years the annual ABR Christmas songs haven’t been nearly as ‘metal’ as ‘Carol of the Bells’ was. When writing our rendition of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ I wanted to write a more traditional metal song. Something less artsy and more in your face. I am confident that ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ is easily the most metal Christmas song we’ve ever done. While recording it I was thinking ‘this song sounds straight 80’s metal’ which amused me greatly.”

The track is available now as a digital single and on limited edition colored vinyl via CI Records.

Tour Dates:

01/13 – Sayreville, NJ (US) – Starland Ballroom *^
01/14 – Baltimore, MD (US) – Sonar *^
01/15 – Charlotte, NC (US) – Amos Southend *^
01/17 – Charleston, SC (US) – Music Farm *^
01/18 – Nashville, TN (US) – Rocketown *^
01/19 – Atlanta, GA (US) – The Masquerade *^
01/20 – Orlando, FL (US) – House of Blues *
01/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (US) – Revolution *
01/22 – Tampa, FL (US) – The Ritz Ybor *
01/23 – Jacksonville, FL (US) – Free Bird Live *
01/25 – Houston, TX (US) – House of Blues *
01/26 – Oklahoma City, OK (US) – Diamond Ballroom *
01/27 – Dallas, TX (US) – House of Blues *
01/28 – Austin, TX (US) – Emo’s East *
01/29 – San Antonio, TX (US) – White Rabbit *
01/31 – Tucson, AZ (US) – Rialto Theater *&
02/01 – Las Vegas, NV (US) – House of Blues *&
02/02 – Anaheim, CA (US) – House of Blues *&
02/03 – San Diego, CA (US) – House of Blues *&
02/04 – Hollywood, CA (US) – House of Blues *&
02/05 – San Francisco, CA (US) – Regency Ballroom *&
02/07 – Denver, CO (US) – Summit Music Hall *&
02/08 – Salt Lake City, UT (US) – The Complex *&
02/09 – Boise, ID (US) – Knitting Factory *&
02/10 – Portland, OR (US) – Hawthorne Theater *&
02/11 – Seattle, WA (US) – El Corazon *&
02/13 – Calgary, AB (CA) – MacEwan Ballroom *&
02/14 – Edmonton, AB (CA) – Starlite Ballroom *&
02/16 – Winnipeg, MB (CA) – Garrick Centre *&
02/17 – Minneapolis, MN (US) – Caboose *&
02/18 – Chicago, IL (US) – House of Blues *&
02/21 – Cincinnati, OH (US) – Bogart’s *&
02/22 – Cleveland, OH (US) – House of Blues *&
02/23 – Detroit, MI (US) – St. Andrews Hall *&
02/24 – Guelph, ON (CA) – Gueplh Concert Theater *&
02/25 – Toronto, ON (CA) – The Sound Academy *&
02/26 – Montreal, QC (CA) – Metropolis *&
02/27 – Clifton Park, NY (US) – Northern Lights *&
02/29 – Boston, MA (US) – House of Blues *&
03/01 – New York, NY (US) – Irving Plaza *&
03/03 – Philadelphia, PA (US) – Theatre of Living Arts *&

* = w/ Silverstein, Texas in July
^ = w/ Letlive.
& = w/ I, the Breather