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. It’s no coincidence that August Burns Red are one of just a handful of metalcore bands to find widespread acceptance in traditional metal circles. With eight studio albums in just 16 years’ time they are very prolific and their fan base continues to grow with every new release. ABR stick to their guns on the new ‘Phantom Anthem’ disc but they are still improving with every new release and the small changes they make along the way are enough to keep things interesting. (#GMM20)