Jake Luhrs and JB Brubaker of the mighty August Burns Red recently caught up with APTV to wax romantic about first brushes with romance, charmed roller rinks and piss-poor piano playing.

The ABR boys also revealed the first bands they grew out of and described their first social media selfies. They also explained how their music has the potential to completely ruin Christmas.

Luhrs also reminisced the nefarious entrepreneurial ventures of his youth and his tenure as an adolescent jewelry dealer in lieu of a proper education in this APTV exclusive.

Read more: August Burns Red’s frontman Jake Luhrs published a new book, ‘Mountains’

Back in July, August Burns Red frontman Jake Luhrs published a book. Titled Mountains, the book goes into his life and relationship with God.

“So amazing to see people receiving their copy of “Mountains” today! If you’ve received your copy be sure to post and hashtag #HSmountains I want to thank you personally for grabbing a copy!”

The book, that’s now available on Amazon, dives into Luhrs personal struggles and how he overcame them. It also features 25 devotionals that Luhrs handpicked that helped him through hard times.

The official synopsis of the book reads:

“Conquering a mountain begins with one step.

At the base, we know that choosing to climb the mountain will cause pain and hardship. But that’s also the trade-off. Conquer the mountain and stand at the top weary, but satisfied? Or stand at the base wishing you were at the top?

Mountains is a devotional for men and women who want to hear real stories of faith, struggle, defeat, and wins and are tired of Christian cliches and platitudes. Follow Grammy-nominated musician, Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red, as he guides you through the Mountains he’s faced in life and came out stronger in his relationship with God.

Along the way, he’ll encourage you to face your demons, keep the faith, grow in love, and fight to reach the top with twenty-five handpicked Scriptures which encouraged him through his darkest valleys.”