August Burns Red Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
You've been asking for this one for a while and we've done you a solid and landed August Burns Red as our latest guests on 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' This episode is extra sweet as all five members of the influential metalcore outfit (more on the genre later) joined us in the Loudwire studio to separate the truth from the lies written on their Wikipedia pages.
We dispelled some fiction immediately as singer Jake Luhrs confirmed he was not born in Greenville, S.C., but in Montclair, N.J. After correcting some personal history, it was time to address the early days of August Burns Red where they were said to have practiced in Matt's "old egg house on his family's farm." Luhrs asked us what sounds suspicious about that, which drew a laugh, but the band confirmed this was true and described their unique surroundings. "It stank in there," quipped JB Brubaker.
From the egg house, August Burns Red found themselves interrupting the recording of their Constellations album to play the Dubai Desert Rock Festival in 2009, which they touched on during the episode, noting they took a trip to an indoor ski resort.
As a band who became popular during the metalcore explosion of the early and mid-2000s, August Burns Red don't spurn the genre tag, but don't feel too passionately about the genre as a whole anymore. "I don't think we're listening to a lot of metalcore as fans currently and maybe not for years now. There's still a few metalcore bands that we like, but there's a lot more that we don't like. The genre grew pretty stale," Brubaker affirmed.
Check out the episode of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' in the video above and grab your copy of August Burns Red's Phantom Anthem at the Fearless Records webstore.
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