Life occasionally trumps music, and such is the case for August Burns Red guitarist Brent Rambler who will remain home while his bandmates tour through Europe this fall. The axeman just revealed in a message that the birth of his first child will keep him off the road, but that he's leaving the guitar position in very capable hands.

Rambler explained in his posting that his wife is due to deliver their first child fairly soon and it was important to be home during these final weeks. Sitting in for Rambler on the fall run will be former I, The Breather guitarist Justin Huffman. He also revealed that Huffman is not exactly being thrown into the fire either and should be able to handle the situation.

Read the guitarist's full post explaining his absence, when he plans to return and how Huffman has been factoring into the band's plans for some time.

Hey Everyone!

As some of you may know, my wife and I are expecting our first baby VERY soon. Because of this I have decided to sit out this European tour, so I can be home to help my wife during the last few weeks of her pregnancy and ensure that I'm present when my son is born.

HOWEVER, do not worry, as my guitar playing duties have been left in the very capable and very shreddy hands of Mr. Justin Huffman.(ex - I, The Breather) Justin has been friends with the band for a very long time, and he's been practicing these songs since April, so everything will sound awesome for our amazing fans overseas. Heck, he even kind of looks like me.

I will make my triumphant return to the band for our North American Headlining tour, which starts November 1st at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, but in the mean time please show Justin an awesome time!

My wife and I can't wait to welcome our baby into this world, and I hope that all of our European fans have a blast over the next 3 weeks!

I wish I could be there, and I'll see you next time!!

August Burns Red return to North American stages in November, as Rambler mentioned. The group will be playing dates with Blessthefall, Defeater and Beartooth. The dates can be seen here.