On Feb. 8, August Burns Red will release the Phantom Sessions EP, complete with what you just listened to, a metal cover of the theme song to The Legend of Zelda.

The band’s bassist, Dustin Davidson, composed and executed the playthrough, and spoke about the song:

“For the cover, I wanted to do a mash-up of not only the original theme but other pieces from the game, as well. And since the dungeon theme flirts with the diminished scale, it just made sense to put it into a metal cover.”

August Burns Red bassist Dustin Davidson

The track will be on the band’s Phantom Sessions release, alongside a MIDI version of “The Frost.” The EP is named after the band’s most recent full-length release, Phantom Anthem, and will feature two new tracks recorded during the making of the album.

  1. “Midnight”
  2. “The Legend of Zelda”
  3. “Laniakea”
  4. “Coordinates” (Reprise)
  5. “The Frost” (Midi Version)

The band will be on tour this winter headlining The Dangerous Tour with Fit for a King and Miss May I. Dates below.

1/24 — Lexington, KY — Manchester Music Hall
1/25 — Richmond, VA — The National 
1/26 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
1/27 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm 
1/29 — Destin, FL — Club LA
1/30 — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
1/31 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
2/1 — Odessa, TX — Dos Amigos
2/2 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
2/4 — Tucson, AZ — The Rock
2/5 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
2/6 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
2/8 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
2/9 — Boise, ID — Revolution Center
2/10 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
2/11 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
2/12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theatre
2/14 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
2/15 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
2/16 — Minneapolis, MN — Cabooze
2/17 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
2/18—Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
2/20 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
2/22 — Ottawa, ON — Bronson Centre
2/23 — Quebec City, QC — Imperial De Quebec
2/25 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally’s
2/26 —  Portland, ME — Aura
2/27 —  Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
2/28 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
3/1 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
3/2 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance Theater

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