August Burns Red's new album, Phantom Anthem, is less than a month away. Ahead of the record's October 6th release date, the Pennsylvania crushers stopped by the Revolver studios for a candid, hilarious Facebook Live Q&A. For 21 glorious minutes, the five-piece fielded a diverse array of questions from fans all around the world, in real-time.
Topics discussed include, but are not limited to: an unfortunate bout of food poisoning that complicated the Phantom Anthem sessions, fond memories of their 2007 album Messengers (which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year), and a potential August Burns Red-brand beer. They also gave their predictions for the 2017 World Series ("not the Phillies") and listed their favorite bands (Deafheaven, Architects, Between the Buried and Me). Did we mention the part where guitarist JB Brubaker detailed the struggles of playing a show in a venue with little-to-no restrooms... while surffering from a severe bout of diarrhea? Because that happened too.
If you weren't able to tune in to the conversation, don't fret: we've preserved the whole thing for posterity. Watch now, and a big shout-out to the fans for asking such interesting questions!