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August Burns Red

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August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[citation needed] Formed in March 2002, the band began their first performances while a majority of the members were still attending high school,[4] and soon began playing shows around Lancaster. The band name is derived from an incident involving their first vocalist, Jon Hershey.
The band is primarily known for their heavy breakdowns and odd-meter riffs. They state Between the Buried and Me, Misery Signals and Hopesfall as their main influences.[4]
Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Founding-Thrill Seeker (2002-2006)
1.2 Messengers (2007-2009)
1.3 Constellations and beyond (2009-present)
2 Christian faith
3 Band members
4 Discography
5 References
6 External links
History

Founding-Thrill Seeker (2002-2006)
August Burns Red was founded in 2002. They recorded their first EP titled Looks Fragile After All with label CI Records in 2004.[5]. After about a year of playing shows and a new vocalist the band was signed to Solid State Records in 2005. Original vocalist Jon Hershey would later go on to form instrumental post-rock band Bells[6][7]. August Burns Red released Thrill Seeker, their first full-length album, on November 8 of that year. In 2006, drummer Matt Greiner was endorsed by Truth Custom Drums.
Messengers (2007-2009)
Their second album, Messengers, was released on June 19, 2007. The album had sold over 45,000 copies as of May 2008[8] and peaked at number 81 on the Billboard 200.[9]
Throughout 2008, August Burns Red toured with several acts across North America and Europe to promote Messengers. From April to May they toured with As I Lay Dying and Misery Signals across the United States and Canada.[10] In September and October of that same year, they headlined a tour with A Skylit Drive, Sky Eats Airplane, Greeley Estates, and This or the Apocalypse in the United States.[11] The band also visited Europe for a month-long headlining tour in November, playing in Germany,...

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