August Burns Red release “Little Drummer Boy” cover

November 23, 2010 by Tim Karan

August Burns Red release “Little Drummer Boy” cover

AP Tour Fall co-headliners August Burns Red have released a cover of the holiday classic "Little Drummer Boy," available now on iTunes. In the past, ABR have released covers of "Carol Of The Bells" and O Come O Come Emmanuel."

Guitarist JB Brubaker says, "With 'Little Drummer Boy' I wanted to do something really different from any previous August Burns Red songs. The end result is pretty much our attempt at down-tuned post-metal, which is something I've been a fan of for a long time now. The song was recorded in Drop A [tuning], which is much lower than we usually play. Recording the track was a lot of fun as I was able to incorporate a bunch of new sounds and techniques ABR have never used before like slide guitar, ukulele and acoustic guitar. The icing on the cake was having Magnus Lindberg mix the track. Lindberg has done all the Cult Of Luna albums and I'm a huge fan of theirs, so I was so excited to have him mix the track."

Pick up your very own copy here.

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