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August Burns Red 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy

"I hope it encourages you to look around and see the massive needs in the world today. Step in and reach out. Assist those who really can’t do what needs to be done for themselves. There’s so much reward in that." Nao Lewandowski talks to August Burns Red drummer Matt Greiner about the band's eighth studio album and how to find fulfillment in creativity and selflessness.

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The Light Behind the Eclipse

"That’s what makes the idea of faith so difficult. You have to put your trust in something you can’t see. That’s the idea of an eclipse." HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt revisits Wolves at the Gate's 2019 release, 'Eclipse,' with vocalist and songwriter Steve Cobucci, and explores his new (aptly named) project, Home Front.

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Amy Sciaretto

PR in the Time of Pandemic

No one knows artists better than Amy Sciarretto, industry veteran and President of Atom Splitter PR. So when the world hit pause and artists had to call an audible, there is no one better to talk to about how those bands are pivoting in a new reality. Sciarretto talks to us from her own home in New Jersey about how the pandemic is affecting artists, their process of undergoing transition, and how it's going to change music – maybe in great and unexpected ways.

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Jake Luhrs, vocalist of August Burns Red

Jake Luhrs Wants to Help You

August Burns Red released their eighth album, 'Guardians,' earlier this month when the rest of the world came to a halt. And amidst an enveloping and oppressive anxiety and uncertainty, Jake Luhrs has learned to thrive. We talk to Luhrs about the new world, the new album, but, most importantly, how to get help and stay grounded when every day looks exactly like the last.

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