Identity (August Burns Red song)

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"Identity"
Identity August Burns Red.jpg
Single by August Burns Red
from the album Found in Far Away Places
ReleasedMay 26, 2015 (2015-05-26) [1]
Format Digital download, video single
Genre Metalcore, surf rock [2]
Length4:20:00
Label Fearless
Songwriter(s) JB Brubaker, Brent Rambler, Matt Greiner, Jake Luhrs and Dustin Davidson
Producer(s) Carson Slovak, Grant McFarland
August Burns Red singles chronology
"The Wake"
(2015)
"Identity"
(2015)

"Identity" is a single from American melodic metalcore band August Burns Red. Released on May 26, 2015, it is the second single from their seventh studio album Found in Far Away Places . [1] The song was nominated for Best Metal Performance for the 2016 Grammy Awards, losing to Cirice by Ghost. [3] The song itself, lyrically, was based off the coming out of a friend. [4]

Melodic metalcore is a fusion genre, incorporating elements of metalcore and melodic death metal, with a heavy emphasis on melodic instrumentation, blast beats, metalcore-stylized breakdowns and clean singing. The genre has seen commercial success for employing a "more accessible and commercial style" than typical metalcore. Many notable melodic metalcore bands have been influenced by At the Gates.

August Burns Red American metalcore band

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania formed in 2003. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Jake Luhrs, rhythm guitarist Brent Rambler, lead guitarist John Benjamin "JB" Brubaker, bassist and keyboardist Dustin Davidson, and drummer Matt Greiner. The band was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Metal Performance for the song "Identity" from its 2015 release Found in Far Away Places, and again in 2018 for "Invisible Enemy" from their most recent studio album Phantom Anthem (2017). In 2018, the Christmas EP Winter Wilderness was released.

<i>Found in Far Away Places</i> 2015 studio album by August Burns Red

Found in Far Away Places is the seventh studio album by American melodic metalcore band August Burns Red. It was released on June 29, 2015 through Fearless Records, their first release on the label. On December 7, 2015 the single Identity was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category, making it the band's first Grammy nomination.

Charts

Chart (2015)Peak
position
Christian Digital Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 44
Hot Christian Songs ('Billboard) [6] 35

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