|Continuing their annual tradition of releasing an amped-up version of a classic Christmas song, AUGUST BURNS RED are streaming their cover of “Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy” now exclusively via Alternative Press.
Hear “Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy”
The single marks the latest in a line of reinterpreted holiday classics from the band, all of which were collected in last year’s release of August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album.
For fans that don’t already own the holiday album, “Sugar Plumb Fairy” will be added to the digital release, with the track also being available to purchase individually for those who do at iTunes, AmazonMp3, Google Play or wherever digital music is sold.
Released last holiday season, the 13-track (now 14, for the digital version) Sleddin’ Hill features fresh takes on a variety of Christmas classics, such as “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland” and even “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.” The album also compiles remixed and remastered versions of the band’s previous holiday singles, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Little Drummer Boy” coupled with an updated version of the band’s rendition of “Carol of the Bells,” heard in Frank Miller’s (300, Sin City) movie The Spirit and Seth MacFarlane’s (Family Guy)American Dad.
Already one of the most influential acts in the current field of heavy music, AUGUST BURNS RED reached new heights with the Billboard Top 10 debut of Rescue & Restore – which also arrived as the #2 Hard Rock Album, #3 Rock Album and #1 Indie Album. The album’s commercial success has been matched by critical praise and has pushed the band’s combined album sales past the half-million mark.