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August Burns Red Covers “The Legend Of Zelda”

Metalcore band August Burns Red have finally embraced the power of the Triforce with a brand new cover featuring classic tunes from The Legend of Zelda, which if you didn’t know, is one of the best gaming franchises around and is certainly a stable for gaming company Nintendo. The band’s cover of “The Legend of Zelda” features the all too classic theme and bits of the game’s dungeon theme, as well as a few tiny other pieces from throughout the game’s lifespan.

The track itself which premiered over at Nerdist, was accompanied alongside a cosplay filled music video that makes this whole experience that much better. You can certainly feel the love for the Nintendo franchise. “The Legend of Zelda” which will feature on the band’s upcoming Phantom Sessions EP, out February 8 by way of Fearless Records was spearheaded by August Burns Red bassist Dustin Davidson, who took it upon himself to pick up the guitar and take a trip to the fields of Hyrule.

When talking about the band’s latest cover, Davidson explained “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.” While talking about the longtime gaming franchise itself, Davidson also said “out of all of the games that I played growing up, I easily logged the most time into Zelda. My brother and I would come home from school, race to finish our homework and fight over who got to play.”

Seeing Davidson’s love for The Legend of Zelda franchise certainly seems to mimic the feelings a ton of us have when it comes to fond memories of playing throughout the series’ variety of console hopping games, with my personal favorite being Majora’s Mask.

If you enjoyed August Burns Red’s cover of “The Legend of Zelda” so much that you’d enjoy seeing them live, you can find their tour dates down below.


January 24 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY

January 25 @ The National – Richmond, VA

January 26 @ The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

January 27 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC

January 29 @ Club LA – Destin, FL

January 30 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

January 31 @ Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX

February 1 @ Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX

February 2 @ Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM

February 4 @ The Rock – Tucson, AZ

February 5 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA

February 6 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA

February 8 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

February 9 @ Revolution Center – Boise, ID

February 10 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

February 11 @ Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO

February 12 @ Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO

February 14 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

February 15 @ Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE

February 16 @ Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

February 17 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

February 18 @ Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

February 20 @ Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

February 22 @ Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON

February 23 @ Imperial De Quebec – Quebec City, QC

February 25 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH

February 26 @ Aura – Portland, ME

February 27 @ Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

February 28 @ Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

March 1 @ The Webster – Hartford, CT

March 2 @ The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY

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