August Burns Red

August Burns Red
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2009 / 2012 / 2016

United States


Named after a traumatising incident in the life of their original lead singer, August Burns Red are a must-see for fans of intricate metalcore, tight riffs and wrist-fracturing drumbeats. The Pennsylvanian five-piece are a serious contender for the metalcore throne even though the band members feel this may be too narrow a definition for what they do. With seven studio albums in just 11 years’ time they are extremely prolific and their fan base continues to grow with every new release. Their set is bound to include some tracks from their new album ‘Found in Far Away Places’, their most professional-sounding CD yet and one described by critics as hard, uncompromising and ingenious.