August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire to Appear on Christmas Songs Compilation


Story by Anne Erickson

Solid State Records’ ‘Midnight Clear’ will feature Christmas songs by various rock and metal bands

Christian heavy music label Solid State Records has announced its first Christmas compilation. “Midnight Clear” will feature original arrangements of Christmas songs by August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, the Ongoing concept and more.

August Burns Red have sold over half a million records in their illustrious career, with 2013’s Rescue & Restore hitting #9 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, in the midst of headlining the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.

August Burns Red, Fit for a King, the Ongoing Concept, Wolves at the Gate, Forevermore and Becoming the Archetype are all Solid State Records artists. Memphis May Fire appear on the set courtesy of Rise Records. And For Today appear courtesy of Razor & Tie. Most of the bands have recorded new arrangements exclusively for this Christmas songs compilation.

Of the bands featured on the compilation, August Burns Red are most recognized for their Christmas rock songs. The band dropped a Christmas full-length album, “August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album,” in 2012.

“Midnight Clear” will arrive on Nov. 24.

‘Midnight Clear’ Track Listing:

“Joy To The World” – August Burns Red
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Fit For A King
“O Come O Come Emmanuel” – For Today
“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” – Wolves At The Gate
“He Came With Love” – Memphis May Fire
“Jingle Bell Rock” – The Ongoing Concept
“Silent Night” – Forevermore
“The King” – Wolves At The Gate
“O Holy Night” – Becoming The Archetype
“Flurries” – August Burns Red