August Burns Red Unleash Holiday Song ‘What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)’
Like it or not, the holidays are fast approaching, which means it's time for the annual arrival of new holiday music. August Burns Red are getting in the holiday spirit by unleashing their new rendition of "What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)." Check out the song in the player above.
The song starts with some amazing double kick glory on the drums, pounding away as the guitars ring out with the familiar "Greensleeves." There's a mid-song break from the brutality, allowing the guys to deliver a bouncy interlude before the song begins to pick up speed gradually as it races to its conclusion.
Guitarist JB Brubaker told Revolver, who premiered the song, "In keeping with our annual tradition we are pleased to announce the release of this year’s Christmas song, 'What Child Is This? (Greensleeves).' This song has a bit of a black metal flavor, but takes a turn in the middle. We always have fun writing and recording the holiday songs and we hope you like it too."
If you like what you hear and want to rock August Burns Red at your holiday party, be sure to pick up "What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)" at iTunes. Aside from a one-off holiday show on Dec. 17 in Lancaster, Pa., the band is done touring for the year, but they'll kick off a trek in January celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Messengers album. See all of their tour dates here.