AUGUST BURNS RED stream new Christmas track exclusively at Alternative Press

Latest in annual tradition of Christmas singles

Bundled with digital version of Sleddin’ Hill: A Holiday Album

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.

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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.

Songstress Sheléa To Release New Christmas Tunes Nov. 20

Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) will release two new Christmas songs on November 20 with Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas” is an original upbeat tune, and Sheléa added her sultry spin and soulful vocals to a remake of the Christmas classic, “Christmastime Is Here.”

Listen to “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas”

Listen to “Christmastime Is Here”

The talented songstress caught the attention of fans and critics in 2012 for her astounding tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. One of Sheléa’s biggest supporters, Stevie Wonder, was instrumental in booking her for a performance this past May at the White House for President and Michelle Obama honoring composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Gershwin Prize.

Sheléa has lent her stellar vocals to various soundtrack projects including Hotel Rwanda, Akeelah and the Bee and Be Cool. The title track off her 2013 debut album Love Fell On Me was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps) and features the iconic Stevie Wonder who adds his signature, lyrical harmonica licks to the track. Sheléa also wrote and produced two songs on Chanté Moore’s last album, Love the Woman, including the album’s single “It Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way.”

The stunning depth of Sheléa’s talent will be revealed with the release of her debut album, Love Fell On Me in early 2013. The album encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance reminiscent of the greats Natalie Cole and Anita Baker. The lead single, “Seeing You,” showcases Sheléa’s vocal range and features actor Christian Keyes in the official music video.