You're looking for a Metalcore band that will blow you away with their riffs and brutal breakdowns? August Burns Red is the answer. The guys from Pennsylvania have climbed up the stairs in the scene since their formation in 2003 and continue to impress their fans with each new album! Here in our shop, you'll find plenty of August Burns Red Merch: band shirts, hoodies, sweaters, and much more! Browse through the selection and discover your new concert outfit!
What's With The Band Name?
How did the group come up with the name August Burns Red? There are several stories surrounding it. The most popular story involves a woman named August who, after breaking up with her high school boyfriend, the band's singer, set his dog Red on fire. What's true about this story: there was actually a girlfriend named August. The rest was a joke by the band and there's probably not much more to it. The group was founded in March 2003 by then high school students Matt Greiner, John Hershey, Josh McManness, and Jordan Tuscan.
Just one year after the band was formed, they already had a record deal and released the EP Looks Fragile After All with CI Records. This was followed by more albums: Thrill Seeker, Messengers, Constellations, Leveler, Phantom Anthem, and many more. They even released a Christmas album with Metal-style versions of holiday songs called Sleddin' Hill - A Holiday Album. Tours with scene colleagues such as As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon, and Enter Shikari only increased their popularity. By now, August Burns Red are known for their intricate and captivating guitar motifs and of course for their grandiose sound inferno. A special piece is their cover version of Britney Spears' "…Baby one more time".
With Guardians in 2020, the band showed themselves at their best and full of energy. In 2023, 20 years after their formation, they released their tenth studio album Death Below. Both albums are a must for fans of aggressive, technically skilled Metal!