This just might be the sweatiest drum cover ever made.

Album: Messengers

Released: June 19, 2007
Labels: Solid State • CL

Album cover – Overcome (2008)

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania formed in 2003. The band was founded in March 2003 when all the members were attending high school. The band current lineup consists of vocalist Jake Luhrs, rhythm guitarist Brent Rambler, lead guitarist John Benjamin “JB” Brubaker, bassist and keyboardist Dustin Davidson, and drummer Matt Greiner. The band was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Metal Performance for the song “Identity” from its 2015 release Found in Far Away Places.

August Burns Red

The original practice sessions of the band began in drummer, Matt Greiner’s old egg house and basement on the Greiner family’s farmland. After playing many local shows within Lancaster, they recorded their first EP, titled Looks Fragile After All with label CI Records in 2004. Vocalist Jon Hershey eventually quit the band during the same year, which led to Josh McManness taking on the position as lead singer. After several months of playing with McManness, August Burns Red signed to Solid State Records in 2005. Hershey would later go on to form post-rock band Bells. August Burns Red released Thrill Seeker, their first full-length album, on November 8, 2005. In 2006, drummer Matt Greiner was endorsed by Truth Custom Drums following the release of the album.

Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red

Fun Fact

August Burns Red members have been asked about the origin of their band name on many occasions and have given numerous different stories. The most popular story behind the name is an incident involving Jon Hershey, the band’s original vocalist, when he dated a woman named August who burned his dog Redd alive in his dog house. However, it was later revealed in a radio interview that this meaning (along with others) was simply a comical story created by the members and that there is no actual meaning behind the band name. Drummer Matt Greiner stated in the interview that “we just came up with the name to come up with a name”.

August Burns Red – Live

Video Credits

Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Edited by Lior
Released on Jul 18, 2010