August Burns Red Release New Christmas Cover

Known for their past holiday covers of “Carol Of The Bells” and “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” August Burns Red have released another Christmas classic, “Little Drummer Boy.”

“With “Little Drummer Boy” I wanted to do something really different from any previous August Burns Red songs. The end result is pretty much our attempt at down-tuned post-metal, which is something I’ve been a fan of for a long time now,” explains Guitarist JB Brubaker. “The song was recorded in Drop A [tuning], which is much lower than we usually play. Recording the track was a lot of fun as I was able to incorporate a bunch of new sounds and techniques ABR have never used before like slide guitar, ukulele and acoustic guitar. The icing on the cake was having Magnus Lindberg mix the track. Lindberg has done all the Cult Of Luna albums and I’m a huge fan of theirs, so I was so excited to have him mix the track.”

“Little Drummer Boy” is available on iTunes and ShockHound.