August Burns Red / Miss May I @ The Summit Music Hall Denver CO

August Burns Red came to Denver on their Frozen Flame tour and brought along a few bands that came to destroy and took no prisoners. Miss May I, Northlane, Erra and Fit For a King came as direct support. The obligations of normal life had me only present for Miss May I and August Burns Red. I really wanted to see Northlane, Erra and Fit For a King. I was told there were epic mosh pits opened for the earlier bands as this show was sold out.

Miss May I    photo: David Burke

Miss May I guitarist B.J.Stead   photo: David Burke

Miss May I    photo: David Burke

A well warmed up crowd welcomed Rise Records’ Miss May I. Finishing up one of their busiest years of their seven year career with their latest album Rise Of The Lions, a spot on last summers Mayhem Festival and a gig on Knotfest, this band is looking poised and ready to attack. Great stage presence and command of the crowd this band is ready to headline their own tour.

Miss may I bassist Ryan Neff    photo: David Burke 

Miss May I guitarist B.J.Stead   photo: David Burke

Masses of a Dying Breed stormed through, and the crowd welcomed the song’s thunderous intro by opening a large pit in the center of the floor. The pummeled the crowd with a block of killer Metal tracks including Forgive and Forget, Gone, Our Kings, Hero with no Name, Dance with Aera Cura, and last but not least, the band’s first listeners’ love Relentless Chaos. Miss May I is a must see.

August Burns Red    photo: David Burke

The Frozen Flames tour headliner August Burns Red has a reputation of being a very technical and tight sounding live band and they did not disappoint.

August Burns Red Lead Vocalist Jake Luhrs    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red Lead Vocalist Jake Luhrs    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red bassist Dustin Davidson    photo: David Burke

Lead vocalist Jake Luhr’s gave the audience everything he had as he was soaked within the second song. Guitarist JB Brubaker rocking his flip-flops had his technical chops down as he harmonized with guitarist Brent Rambler. The packed house was electrified and wanted more.

August Burns Red guitarist JB Bubaker    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red came out for an encore including “Carpe Diem” and finally an electrifying  performance of “Empire.

August Burns Red drummer Matt Greiner    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red Guitarist Brent Rambler    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red Lead Vocalist Jake Luhrs    photo: David Burke

August Burns Red Lead Vocalist Jake Luhrs    photo: David Burke

This was the kind of performance fans have come to expect of August Burns Red, and they lived up to the excellent reputation they have worked for over a decade to build. With just under a month left, Rockstar Energy Drink’s The Frozen Flame Tour is one not to miss.

All images from this show can viewed in the "On Stage" link.