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Matt Greiner get signed[edit]

I'm not sure if it should make the article, but the drummer matt greiner got signed recently by zildjian (maker of cymbals) more about it here and also they released a christmas carrol during december on their myspace, purevolume and other places, a link to the purevolume page is thanks peace —Preceding unsigned comment added by 1337freek (talkcontribs) 23:55, 1 March 2008 (UTC)


Some of their material contains blast beats, death metal vocals and riffs along side metalcore/hardcore punk main instrumentals. Maybe Techgrind?

Nah. Really not a grind band at all. --Wick3dd (talk) 01:46, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Is ABR A christian Band or not[edit]

I'm not sure if their a christian band or not someone show me info that they are. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

They're definately not a Christian band, seriously - christian deathcore? Lmao (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 00:14, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Wow, shows how much you know... They are definitely Christian... --Jordan199311 (talk) 20:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

With lyrics like "Lord show me the way as I give myself to you, never let me go, hold me with your everlasting love", how could anyone POSSIBLY think they're Christian? </sarcasm>

Yes, August Burns Red is a Christian band. As already stated, the lyrics in their song "Redemption" off of the "Messengers" album exemplify their Christian themes: "Lord, show me the way. I ask of you Father, let my words be your words. Let my thoughts be your thoughts. To you, I give my praise. To you, I give my praise. Show me the way, take me in your arms. Never let me go. Lord, show me the way, as I give myself to you. Never let me go. Hold me with you everlasting love. Be my strength. Be my voice. Be my glory. Set me free." These lyrics are a portion of the aforementioned song, taken and quoted directly from the album insert on "Messengers." If any more proof be needed, they played at Sonshine Music Festival in 2008, a Christian music festival. JAmos (talk) 08:53, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Question Is it true that ABR is no longer a christian band?cause i read a magazine (couldn't remember the name of the magazine)that they are no longer a christian band.Could you verify to me the truth?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Billx6664 (talkcontribs) 13:46, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

I removed christian from the opening line. They are christian, but do not make christian music. Yes they have done several songs that are christian in theme, but none of those were on albums, all were bonus/unreleased tracks. They have also stated that they do not wish to be considered a christian band.John Holmes II (talk) 18:42, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

John, that is a very weighty statement ("They have also stated that they do not wish to be considered a christian band"), and one that certainly warrants sourcing. Also, how do they not have Christian themed songs on their "official" track listings?? Have you even listened to their album Constellations for example? I dare say every last song on it is Christian themed.TheHorizonist (talk) 19:22, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Messengers.jpg[edit]

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Meaning of Name[edit]

The lead singer indicates that the meaning of their name is different from the one included in this wikipedia article. here is the link to the interview. He says one of thier friends got his hand cut off in august.

Actually the name originated from Jon Hershey's tragic break up story when they were forming the band link here: ( (talk) 18:53, 12 October 2008 (UTC))

I've actually read many interviews and they all seem to say something different.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Afiser (talkcontribs) 03:39, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Exactly, it's a joke! How does no one know this?

Demo not a studio album?[edit]

if not then i think it should be taken out of the studio album section. PhilCosby 07:17, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure ABR is not mathcore. I don't know much about the genre, but if its roots are in bands like Converge, it doesn't seem reasonable to label ABR as mathcore. Could someone possibly provide a source or some piece of information indicating that they are mathcore? Otherwise I'm tempted to remove the genre. -- FatalError (talk | contribs) 03:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

The source for metalcore doesn't mention mathcore but mentions the style of it having unusual time signatures and the like but no clear cut announcing them as mathcore. Maybe another reviewer names them as such? Oh and by the way, even that source for metalcore could be questionable since it's college-published and not sure about it but lets not go into that shall we? −₪ÇɨгcaғucɨҲ₪ kaiden 06:09, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

I asked that back when mathcore was one of the genres in the infobox. It's irrelevant now. -- FatalError 21:18, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

I just realized the date after I posted. It was just a heads up and by the way someone just added it. −₪ÇɨгcaғucɨҲ₪ kaiden 02:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


Yes ABR is christain they go to my church they are really cool guys. My friend is like friends with Matt. I live right bye Manheim where they live is not lancaster —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:05, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

well they say everyone in their band is christian. but they would rather not be consider a christian metal band. they say christian is their religon not music.Rockismorethanmusic (talk) 23:14, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

  • You are mistaken. In response to the removal of the Christian metalcore genre from the band August Burns Red, here are several sources disputing that removal. [1], [2], [3], [4], and [5]and what about this page, in our very own wikipedia, clearly billing August Burns Red as a Christian band? I'm putting Christian metalcore back up. ElisaENTiCiNG (talk) 14:47, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Christian ISN'T a genre! It's metalcore, and they're Christians. Christianity is a religion, not a a genre. What if I said my genre was Christian, what would you think? You can't, because it defines EVERY OTHER genre. They're Christians and they play Metalcore. Look at the discussion on As I Lay Dying and Underoath's pages. Lorenwade (talk) 03:23, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Your opinion (or the band's opinion for that matter) are irrelevant. Wikipedia DOES define Christian music as a genre or categorie. As long as it is appropriately cited/sourced, then it is, for Wikipedia purposes, considered Christian music. Your own personal music library can be categorized however you see fit. (talk) 16:08, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Alternative Rock[edit]

ok come on theres not one alternative rock bone in this band body. I mean that source said Becoming the Archetype is a alternative rock band also. I mean come on for real. a Alternative rock band is like. The Fray, Fall Out Boy, The Classic Crime, Anberlin,Aiden, Switchfoot. ABR is way way heavier then alternative rock.Rockismorethanmusic (talk) 23:14, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Billx6664 (talkcontribs) 13:28, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Death metal?[edit]

ABR is NOT death metal. That source is a link to an online store. It's not reliable. I'm removing it. Might as well cite Amazon and Borders too. -- FatalError (t|c) 02:31, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Stop it. ABR is clearly not death metal in any way, shape, or form. If you have ever listened to their music, you would know. Online stores are not reliable sources. Stop linking to them, pretending they are valid sources. The link to MTV is to their store, not an actually page on the MTV website. -- FatalError 01:33, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

The sources that are up now for death metal are not verifiable, and thus not reliable. AOL Music is not a reliable source. Just because someone said it doesn't mean it's true. Those links are all databases that don't even have the genre "metalcore" in them anywhere. (Yes, I checked each one.) For example, Unearth is labeled alternative metal and post-hardcore on AOL Music. How can you call that reliable? Like I've said before, you might as well go link to Amazon and Borders, because that's the quality of the ones that are up right now. Linking to AOL Video is like linking to YouTube. And also, not a single one of those links follows WP:V. I am removing them and they are not to be put back up. If you have a good, reliable source, then feel free to put it up. -- FatalError 04:49, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

You are not who decides which sources are reliable. The new ones were not online stores. Just because you do not like what a source says doesn't mean it isn't reliable. Why are you edit warring over this? You are clearly in the wrong here, you are removing sourced information, properly sourced information. No matter how many sources I add you remove it because it goes against your personal opinion. That is not how it works in case you didn't know. You can't go around removing things based on what you "think." I am providing sources, multiple well-known sources for my edits. You are just mindlessly reverting. Landon1980 (talk) 05:46, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually, no, this has nothing to do with my opinion. The sources do not follow WP:V, like I said. You are not who decides which sources are reliable either. And you also removed neutral edits of mine that had nothing to do with genres, just to let you know. I don't want to start an edit war, so I'll get an admin or someone to check up on those. -- FatalError 05:57, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
I didn't mean to remove any of your other edits, guess I got confused. Sorry about that. I don't know why but the first sevral times I tried reverting your genre edits nothing happened. If an admin says AOL, MTV, and the others are all unreliable I will stop. Landon1980 (talk) 06:02, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Fatalerror on this issue as the current citations are extremely unreliable. Perhaps "deathcore" would be a more suitable genre for this band.--SilverOrion (talk) 06:59, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I get a kick out of the two of you. How is MTV, and AOL unreliable? Like I said, tell me which sources the two of you deemed reliable for wikipedia? There are literally dozens of them out there. Since you two are the ones that decide which sources are reliable I guess you need to alert the rest of the community. The sources I added earlier meet the criteria of all policies regarding sourcing on wikipedia. They are third-party well-known reliable sources. Try finding me a person that has not heard of MTV or AOL music. That is just two of the many I added. Seriously, which sources have you decided to be fit for Wikipedia? This is hilarious even. Any source that doesn't say what you think it should is suddenly "unreliable." This beats anything I've seen on here so far. LOL your userpage even deems sources unreliable and is one big genre edit warring attack page basically. You go as far as to say which sources are unreliable lol. I had no idea that a single editor could deem sources unreliable and expect the rest of us to abide by his ruling. Landon1980 (talk) 07:09, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I'll go through each source then:

  • – as FatalError said earlier, this is a data base. Plus, if you look at the artist page, its actually categorized under “rock and alternative”
  • – again, this is a database. The genre simply says metal. It also has a review from, which is another unreliable source. writers do not even know the difference between metalcore and black metal.
  • – why would you even consider using this? It’s like citing Youtube.
  • MTV – is an online shop. MTV specializes in more mainstream style genres, their knowledge of genres such as death metal is extremely doubtful.
  • FYE – is an online shop.

If you want to strengthen your case, find an album review from a credible source. --SilverOrion (talk) 09:56, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Landon, you're wrong that your links meet Wikipedia's criteria. None of those sources are self-published works, they are simply databases just like and PureVolume, and Wikipedia requires self-published sources. There is a reason MySpace and PureVolume are not realiable sources for genres, and your links are the exact same. We're not the ones deeming the sources unreliable, the Wikipedia policies are. -- FatalError 17:05, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to add an example of a reliable source: the source for metalcore.[6]. It is a self-published article by a credible source. It's not just a database that says "Genre: Metalcore", it is an actual article. The sputnikmusic review is also a self-published review by a well known music website. Again, not a database. The only semi-reliable source you have is the allmusic review on, but there have been many warnings all over Wikipedia about AMG's use, and it is notorious for clearly mislabeling certain groups. (For example, The Fall of Troy is labeled speed metal.) -- FatalError 17:18, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Purevolume is not acceptable because it is first-party, myspace isn't acceptable because it is merely individuals, or if it is the artist's page once again first-party. Will you show me the policy that says wikipedia requires self published sources? The only mention I can find of self published sources is discouraging the use of them. I know that isn't what you meant by self published I'm just saying. I have seen AOL used several times on wikipedia, as well as yahoo and others, and certainly MTV. It may be their store but it is still edited by MTV and is part of them. Also, where is the policy that says you cannot use online stores. I'm a pretty new editor so if you could show me these policies it would be helpful. Landon1980 (talk) 23:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

  • "Being used several times on wikipedia". - that doesnt actually prove that its RIGHT.
  • Theres no policy against the use of online stores, however it has been commonly accepted as an unreliable source. As Fatalerror stated earlier, there have been many disputes on other artist pages over the use of such sites.

--SilverOrion (talk) 06:36, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Wow, I'm sorry, someone brought this to my attention: I meant secondary sources, not self-published. I can't believe I did that. But anyway, many other fellow Wikipedians have warned against the use of online stores and media databases and such because they are often inaccurate, and Wikipedia itself says to use them with caution. Most of them only cover broad genres; the only reason ABR is labeled death metal on all of them is because none of them have "metalcore" in their databases (I checked), so they use the next best thing. And AOL Video is as unreliable as YouTube is, because it's essentially the same thing. If you were referring to Abort TV, the makers of the video, their review of ABR ([7]) labels them as metalcore and makes no reference to death metal. -- FatalError 18:19, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, right now you are the only one that has a problem with death metal being listed. Yeah, it is obvious silveronion is your sock account. You do realize sock puppets aren't aloud on Wikipedia right? Landon1980 (talk) 20:47, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Really? You're accusing me of sock puppetry? So I got into an argument with myself? You're only making that accusation because you have no rebuttal against my argument. If you had looked into it more you would have realized that it's obvious that he is not my sock puppet. I didn't even know who he was until he got the article for The Used protected. Do your homework before you make bold accusations like that. -- FatalError 21:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

The argument is one of the things I base my opinion on. Classic behavior of a sock, you two seem to be in all the same places. Your argument is the weak side. I done what I was supposed to do. You are the one removing info, I was not even adding it. I put back up what you took down. Landon1980 (talk) 21:19, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm too lazy to have a sock puppet. I wouldn't have gone through the trouble of making (and regularly editing) the user page, for example. But either way, whether he is my sock puppet or not, it's irrelevant. I didn't remove just any info, I removed inaccurate info. Wikipedia says to use common sense when dealing with questionable sources, and I'm using common sense in stating that ABR is not death metal. It has no influence in death metal music. Anyway, I'm done arguing, I don't care enough about this article to get into an edit war with you. This is a fruitless debate. I guarantee that someone else will come and continue this in the future, but it's not going to be me. -- FatalError 22:44, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd just like to tell people that some online stores called Underoath a pop rap band so that prooves that online stores are not to ever be used as reffrences. And I agree ABR is not at all Death metal but just Metalcore. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:38, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Logging out and using your IP is also sock puppetry in case you did not know. Landon1980 (talk) 05:48, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Two people agree with each other... therefore it MUST be one person using two accounts!!! yeah great logic.--SilverOrion (talk) 09:44, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Not nearly as good removing sourced info because you don't like what it says. It is obvious there is sock puppetry going on here. Death metal has been in the list for a long time, now all of the sudden here come all these ppl against it. So you wouldn't object to me requesting a checkuser be done? You just don't understand how things work here; you can't remove information because it differs from your personal opinion. You need to go back and take a look at the five pillars of editing Wikipedia before continuing here. Landon1980 (talk) 13:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

First of all, stop accusing me of sock puppetry. Neither SilverOrion nor the IP were me. Go ahead and check me, I don't care, you're just wasting your time. And second, I removed sourced information because the sources are crap. But I have better things to do than argue with you. See ya. -- FatalError 01:38, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Mmm, this is a common tactic, you know. When a person cant sustain a logical argument, they resolve to making baseless attacks. So, have you checked me yet? How about you find some CREDIBLE sources, instead of avoiding the actual discussion. I'm not going to let this pass.--SilverOrion (talk) 06:47, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Stop edit warring. Both of you have violated 3RR. This is a content dispute, not a matter of simple vandalism, so you are wrong in feeling your reverts are justified. Seriously, come here and discuss it. Start a RfC or 3O if you need more imput. Do what it takes to reach consensus. However, if you continue to edit war, you both may be blocked. -Andrew c [talk] 13:57, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually neither of us have violated 3RR lately. Maybe you should learn to count before you throw around false accusations. Mtv, AOL music, and allmusic are used throughout wikipedia in music related articles. There is nothing else to say. The genre is properly sourced and has been in use for quite some time. The burden of discussion is on him, not I. Landon1980 (talk) 14:52, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Wow, you just attacked a guy who didn't even participate in the discussion. And on top of that, you need to learn how to count, because you have broken the 3RR several times. I still haven't seen a good argument from you stating why those sources are reliable. Just because they have been used a lot does not make them reliable. Even allmusic, which I actually considered a reliable source until recently, is often warned to be inaccurate, and should only be used as a last resort. But since we already have multiple sources citing ABR as metalcore, there is no need to use the last resort. Again, you have given no reason why your sources should be used other than the fact that they are used, which is not an argument. And the fact that it "has been in use for quite some time" does not mean anything. I'm re-adding the "verify credibility" note, DO NOT REMOVE IT until we get another opinion. In the mean time, someone could go request one. Thank you. -- FatalError 22:39, 22 May 2008 (UTC) Oh yeah, and one more thing I forgot to mention: all of those sources describe the album as death metal, not the band. There is a difference. For this reason, I'm removing the link to AOL Music, because on the actual band page, ABR is listed as "Rock & Alternative". Is that reliable? -- FatalError 22:42, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Note the IP address is me. I thought I was logged in. Landon1980 (talk) 23:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok. Let me step in:

1) See this. MySpace and YouTube are out of the question and that means AOL Video too. It's not a question that MTV and AOL are popular (and they sure are) but as someone said they don't even have tags for metalcore and we cannot be sure if it's official or not and that the video was edited at all, etc. (sources that relate to this: [8])

2) Allmusic has been questioned as a reliable source especially for metal genres. Look at their tag "death metal/black metal" that pretty much shows that they can't differentiate extreme metal genres very well. Look at Killswitch Engage's allmusic page, they label them death metal/black metal, thrash and even power metal and progressive metal. Are you willing on using those to define them? Also on Hatebreed's allmusic page they use that death metal/black metal tag again. That can be said for those sources that take information from allmusic or etc which = questionable at best. (sources that relate to this: [9], [10], [11], [12])

3) In this article (for genres) theres a lack of real undoubtedly reliable sources that are third-party/second sources such as reviews/interviews/official biographies/etc that are not just self-published or unofficial. Blogs, music databases, etc are all non-reliable (see WP:RS). It is preferred that we use those official sources instead. (^see just above^)

What I don't know is if online stores are reliable enough (even by a well known company, etc) and I don't think they are death metal either but they may be influenced by it. We just need more undoubtable reliable sources for this kind of issue. −₪ÇɨгcaғucɨҲ₪ kaiden 23:21, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

If you guys want to remove death metal I'll not revert your changes any more. To be honest I have never even listened to ABR, and I'll just take your word for it. I am still quite new at editing Wikipedia. If MTV and the others are truly unreliable then OK. I'm tired of edit warring and watching the page, and I'm sure you all know more about editing, etc. than I. Sorry if I made any enemies here. Landon1980 (talk) 05:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Nah, don't be sorry. It was a good debate. I'll admit the edit warring was a little over-the-top, but I don't blame you for it. But yeah, listening to the band helps. ;) Cheers. -- FatalError 05:56, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


We need to include in the article that ABR is a Christian band. I don't want to say that they are "Christian metalcore", but on the other hand how else are we going to say it? I suggest moving the genre "Christian metalcore" away from the infobox and into the actual article. — FatalError 15:48, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

What is wrong with the genre being in the infobox? Metalcore is neutral and describes them well. Only some sources call them a 'Christian band' most do not mention the word Christian. Isn't Christian their religion, not musical genre? The lead mostly always just contains the most general genre of the band, while sub genres are listed in the infobox. I just don't see a problem here. Christian metalcore is in the article already. Seems like a waste of time. Is their religion relevant enough to have it's own section like the Flyleaf article? Would that make you happy? (talk) 20:38, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Woah, take a chill pill buddy. I didn't say anything about metalcore. That's perfectly fine. I'm saying it's misleading to label them as Christian metalcore, because Christianity is a religion, not a genre. Religions have no place in the infobox, so I'm proposing to somehow state in the article that they are Christian without directly saying "Christian metal" or "Christian metalcore". — FatalError 22:27, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Is it standard practice to put one's religion in the article? I agree with you whole heartedly that it doesn't belong in the infobox. This is probably a dumb question, but is their a big difference between metal and metalcore? Could we write a Christian Faith section? One more question, does ABR's music make reference to Christianity frequently? Landon1980 (talk) 02:47, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Firstly, yes metal and metalcore are quite different :P Also having a christian faith section can veer users away from changing their genre to "christian metalcore" or whatever like on the As I Lay Dying article. I think if there are references to their faith then it should be including to stop people changing it. Riverpeopleinvasion (talk) 02:53, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Ok thanks, the reason I asked that is Christian metalcore redirects to Christian metal. So the genre 'Christian metalcore' doesn't even exist does it? Landon1980 (talk) 02:58, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not going to change anything until we can all agree, but here is just an idea. Make a Christian Faith section that reads something similar to this quote by their guitarist Brent Rambler: "It is important to us that people know that we are indeed Christians, which is one of the reasons we pray on stage before we play, usually. We do this because we think it lets people know that we are all Christians, without having us stand up there and ram it down peoples throats. As far as our lyrics go, many of them deal with other things in life, because even though we are Christians, we still deal with the everyday things that everyone else does. However, if you want to interpret all of our lyrics in a Christian manner, then more power to you, we just want our lyrics to come across with some sort of positive message." Or can you just add the quote and cite it with this source? Landon1980 (talk) 03:22, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. I can start the paragraph tomorrow and then you guys can improve it. I'd write it now but it's bed time for me. — FatalError 06:33, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

OK i added it in. Feel free to change it around a bit i don't know how to do a proper reference thingy. Riverpeopleinvasion (talk) 10:09, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I added text, so now it's not just a straight quote. But I also stated that they are Christian in the first line, to make it clear. — FatalError 20:43, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Wasn't the whole purpose of the Christian faith section so it didn't have to be in the lead right next to their genre? I just don't understand why their religion is relevant enough to have to be in the lead. Isn't an entire section on the matter enough to let everyone know they are Christians? Landon1980 (talk) 03:19, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
I don't know. I have mixed feelings about this. Let's discuss this further on my talk page, so we don't have to jump from article to article. — FatalError 03:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

I say somone ready the lyrics and if they have christian content then they are christian metal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Christian ISN'T a genre! It's metalcore, and they're Christians. Christianity is a religion, not a a genre. What if I said my genre was Christian, what would you think? You can't, because it defines EVERY OTHER genre. They're Christians and they play Metalcore. Look at the discussion on As I Lay Dying and Underoath's pages. Lorenwade (talk) 03:25, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

And to answer some of the questions out there. They do include christian topics in their lyrics, mostly "Redemption" from the Album Messengers. They consistently thank Jesus in the thank-you's and they pray before every show. If you ask them, they'll tell you they are Christians...Lorenwade (talk) 03:28, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm restarting the discussion regarding the inclusion of 'Christian metalcore' in the infobox. Is consensus still the same or not? If we abide by the "aim for generality" guideline we put simply metalcore in the infobox. I personally think an entire section explaininth their ties with Christianity is sufficient. Hoponpop, as of now consensus is in place, before you can add the genre we must decide on adding it. Landon1980 (talk) 14:28, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I vote for simply Metalcore. Not Christian Metalcore, and certainly not Death Metal as Hoponpop seems to think. As he's obviously never listened to the band, I don't really understand why he'd even bother editing this page. EDIT: Don't mind the fact that I'm just an IP. I simply don't feel like getting an account here. (talk) 05:48, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Everyone has agreed that metalcore alone is appropriate for the infobox, except for hoponpop. If he continues ignoring the talk page I will report him and he will be blocked once again. Landon1980 (talk) 23:23, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it is standard practise to put a band's religion on the page, or at least it should be. Frankly, I'd want to know if AC/DC were Islamic or Slayer were Jewish, etc. So yeah, definately put the Christian section. And clear up the article, it looks like a piece of crap. (talk) 23:59, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Everyone already agreed that Christianity and Metalcore has nothing to do together at the top of the article. And following what the band said in an interview with "Shout!" it definetly doesn't has it's place here. Please, keep your faith at home in the futur. This is wikipedia not Christianpedia, we're not going to get into an edition fight for this. -- (talk) 02:05, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Not everyone and what they think doesn't define what the marketplace states their genre is. In the future, don't discuss faith at all but genre. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:24, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I notice you avoided mentioning the other direct quote from Shout! in that reference: "It is important to us that people know that we are indeed Christians…without having us stand up there and ram it down people’s throats." The references will have to speak for themselves for now. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:29, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Josh McManess[edit]

Does anyone know why he left the band? It seems like everyone is so quiet about the subject and I'm so curious. He was such a great vocalist. Any help would be appreciated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:08, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

From I know he didn't leave the band. He's still in ABR. Him and the rest of the band are currently writing and recording a new album. If you could please tell me where you heard this statement?User:Skateremorocker —Preceding undated comment was added on 22:22, 18 February 2009 (UTC).

I know it's pretty much pointless to answer a nearly four-year old question, but he left in 2006. This question was asked in 2008 and according to the comment above from 2009, someone still thought he was in the band three whole years after his departure and his replacement? • GunMetal Angel 17:08, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

New Album[edit]

I was reading in AP that they're releasing a new album entitled Home sometime this year or early next yaear. Its a CD/DVD 2-disc pkg. Just wanted to know if anyone besides me has heard about this and would possibly like to share it with the world via wikipedia. Im too lazy to edit too lazy to sign in as me. Hit me up here on the world wide wiki, if you wanna talk. Avengingangel2 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:18, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Can someone please update the page?[edit]

The page is still talking about how Constellations is being released in 2009. Can someone update that, I'm too lazy to. And while on that note, Matt's name has a hyperlink but when you click on it you just end up back at August Burns Red. Either create or reference it to Matt's page or take off the link. Thanks. (talk) 23:54, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Guitarguyryan94, 3 October 2010[edit]

Template:edit semi-protected

Please change the hometown of the band. There are multiple videos on youtube of Matt Greiner stating that their hometown is Manheim, Pennsylvania; and even on their new live DVD they state that Manheim is their hometown.

Guitarguyryan94 (talk) 19:05, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Done. Oxguy3 tc 22:46, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

History section re-write[edit]

Hello, all. I'm currently in the process of re-writing the History section of the article to make it easier to read and better-cited. If interested in commenting/contributing, take a look at my sandbox and edit things around or leave leave suggestions at the bottom of the page. Thanks! atallcostsky talk 03:46, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to merge in the result of the re-write. It still contains mostly the same content from the previous version, but with more/better citations and a bit of extra information, combined into sections and paragraphs. Feel free to mercilessly edit it (for the better I hope). atallcostsky talk 03:33, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Cite Leveler release[edit]

I just added the one line sentence in the leveler section about it being released. Could someone please cite it? I'm too dumb to figure out the weird wiki-syntax for that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:45, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

The explanation for the name of the band seems to be a hoax[edit]

An IP address added under the "band name" section that drummer, Matt Greiner stated that the story behind a girl named August burning a dog named Red was false and there is no actual meaning to August Burns Red. The source is a radio interview on the Colin McEnroe show here at about the 31:00 he explains it. This will have to be added to the page. • GunMetal Angel 08:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Anon has made genre changes[edit]

Changed from "Metalcore, Post-hardcore" to "Metalcore, thrash metal, progressive metal". Any objections? None are referenced. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 17:53, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Progressive metal and thrash metal are indeed sourced (being that I sourced those genres myself many months ago in its own section), but post-hardcore isn't. August Burns Red is most definitely not post-hardcore; however I've viewed out this whole situation just now with your edit warring with an IP address and in all honesty, it was kind of dumb and was a big waste of time. I'm reverting the page back to its old revision now. • GunMetal Angel 09:02, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Should they be considered Progressive Metal?[edit]

They have a very progressive sound, not to mention that under the Musical style section of the page says that they have traits of progressive metal in their music. I think that Progressive Metal should be added to the genre. Is that cool? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Barbarian Kayak (talkcontribs) 18:25, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

It should be just kept as metalcore in my say, because they're also considered thrash according to another source. Plus that section is for in-depth information as such • GunMetal Angel 23:46, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

So now that the page is locked, perhaps anon will discuss the changes. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 20:51, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

ABR aren't really a normal metalcore band. They are more advanced than most bands. Their music is very melodic and progressive, so I think melodic metalcore and progressive metal should be added in the genre section.

August Burns Red - Associated Acts[edit]

Sorry if I'm short, it's just I've been through this dispute before and it's tiring.

The criteria "Bells" associated act follows :

"For individuals: groups of which he or she has been a member" - Matt Greiner[13][14] and Jon Hershey[15]

Thanks for your patience. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asimpleart 13 February 2013 18:10 (talkcontribs)

I don't care that you're short. The simple case is that you're wrong.
The criteria is simple. This is a band, not an individual. If this article were about Greiner or Hershey, then both ABR and Bells would qualify as associated acts. Does that make sense? This article is not about those individuals, but about a band.
Criteria is listed at Template:Infobox musical artist#associated acts:
Other acts with which this act has collaborated on multiple occasions, or on an album, or toured with as a single collaboration act playing together
Groups which have spun off from this group
A group from which this group has spun off
Bells has not collaborated.
Bells did not spin-off from this band. A member left and then formed a new band. After the band was running, another former member of this band joined that band.
The third is obviously not possible.
The grey area is that in the avoid section it lists "groups with only one member in common" since these bands share two members, but that doesn't satisfy the normal guidelines.
Quite frankly, I don't care how many times you've been through this dispute before, because when you're wrong, you're wrong. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 19:45, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Christian metalcore[edit]

As I've said in the summary of my edit that was disputed, Christianity isn't a defining characteristic of the band, and thus doesn't warrant a mention as their "genre" in the lead section. The ban'd guitarist JB Brubaker is quoted in the article as saying that "Christianity is a religion, not a style of music", and I think that appropriately summarises the position of the band's religion in their music. They are Christians performing metalcore, but their music doesn't have the characteristic of Christian metal; if they were of any other religion or atheist etc., their music could still be exactly the same. You can contrast this, for example, with The Devil Wears Prada, who are vocal about their religion, reference it in their lyrics often, have been cited as a Christian metal band by multiple sources and even state "Christian" as one of their genres on their Facebook page. For them, Christianity is a genre – for August Burns Red, it's the members' religion. Unless reliable sources are brought in that counter this, I propose that "Christian" is removed as a genre from the lead, with a link to Christian metal placed into the relevant section instead, as per my edit.----MASHAUNIX 17:16, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Do we have any RS that claim that they are a Christian band? The links posted on 14:47, 23 April 2008 above do support that statement, yes. The two previous discussions make it clear that linking to Christian metalcore is acceptable. I'm not sure why another discussion was opened on this. Removing "Christian" is unmerited and wrong. Walter Görlitz (talk) 04:40, 21 January 2015 (UTC)