August Burns Red announce their Christmas Burns Red livestream with an instrumental cover Mariah Carey’s infamous holiday anthem

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on November 17, 2020

In keeping their yearly tradition, the Metalcore titans transformed a pop staple and revealed details of their 15th annual Christmas show.

PA metalcore trailblazers August Burns Red have continued their holiday tradition by releasing a cover a Christmas classic and for 2020, the band went big.

Taking on Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas,” the band’s amped-up, metallic version of the song served as the grand spectacle in announcing their annual Christmas Burns Red show.

“This year, we decided to take a crack at the legendary Mariah Carey song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “This turned out to be one of the most fun holidays songs we’ve ever done, and a real head spinner for me on the guitar leads. I’m proud of how it came out and think it will be a staple for people looking for a little more metal in their holiday playlists.”

Due to the pandemic, the band’s holiday event will be transitioning to a livestream platform where ABR will be performing songs from their heralded 2020 LP, Guardians, live for the first time. Promising the “biggest and most festive” Christmas Burns Red stage setup ever, the band is also issuing a brand new line of merch, a VIP option, and limited edition items for the especially hardcore fan.

“Doing an annual holiday show has been a long-standing tradition for ABR,” says Brubaker. “This will be our 15th consecutive year, and we didn’t want to let COVID-19 end the streak. While we are bummed we can’t play for everyone in person, we are doing everything we can to make sure that this year’s Christmas Burns Red is bigger and better than ever. This will be our first time playing a bunch of new songs off of Guardians, and we are putting the finishing touches on our biggest stage production to date.”

The Christmas Burns Red 2020 Livestream Event takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. Tickets and merch bundles are available – HERE

Stream the August Burns Red version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” below.


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