As customary for August Burns Red, right around Christmas, they do two things: Play a Christmas show, and release a Christmas song. (Or album, as 2012 would have it.) This year, it’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”

If you already own the song, you can add it to your ABR collection, but if you don’t, you can purchase a new copy of Sleddin’ Hill as it has been added to the track listing.

Have a real metal Christmas!


Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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Neck Deep

The Pop-Punk Silver Lining

"I would hope from all of this madness we will come out of it and we're better equipped to understand and have compassion for each other." Releasing a new album during an historical epoch is certainly unique, and, for Neck Deep's 'All Distortions are Intentional,' the band looks to the future with a hopeful – and, yes, unique – approach.


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