PHOTOS: August Burns Red at the Alamo Music Hall
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PHOTOS: August Burns Red at the Alamo Music Hall

PHOTOS: August Burns Red at the Alamo Music Hall

August Burns Red
Alamo Music Hall, San Antonio, Texas

January 31, 2019

Photographed by Michael Mullenix

On Thursday, January 31st, August Burns Red brought the Dangerous Tour through Texas and landed at the Alamo City Music Hall in San Antonio for a night of extreme but uplifting Metal. The band took the stage with sweeping arpeggios and launched out on the tour’s namesake, Dangerous, a punishing track from the latest album, The Phantom Anthem. From there it was a powerful overview on the Phantom Anthem’s staying power with songs like Float, Invisible Enemy, and King Of Sorrow, all reinforcing the band’s meteoric rise as one of the preeminent headliners in the Metal scene today. The thing that separates August Burns Red from their contemporaries is a more uplifting spirit of their songs. Their mantra which can be seen on T-shirts and other merch has been “Angry Music For Happy People”, a sentiment that seems to harken back in part to their outspoken Christian Faith. Looking through songs like Ghost, which is in the lowest key of the band’s set (A#), still has the ability to incorporate ethereal, uplifting guitar segments against its brutal verses and subject matter. After the false-closer of Empire, the band returned onstage for an epic drum-solo and an instrumental guitar rendition of the music from the Legend of Zelda in which Dustin Davidson supplied the third guitar harmony. After that the band closed out on the last two songs The Frost and White Washed, sending a charged audience home with roaring cheers.



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About the Photographer

Michael Mullenix
Growing up around the world, Michael developed a taste and appreciation for all styles of music. While studying film making at Boston University, he dove headfirst into a mosh-pit and never came out. It was in Boston that he combined his love of film and photography with his drive and passion for being a chronicler of the underground music scene. After graduation he headed to Los Angeles and for over a decade has worked with some of the top musicians and actors in the entertainment industry. Lured to Austin by the cultural explosion in the music and film scenes taking place there, he relocated two years ago and describes Austin as a cultural Shang Ri La!