August Burns Red – “Guardians”

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May 052020
 

August Burns Red have been filling the metalcore scene with great music for 17 years are back with Guardians, an album filled with fast, heavy grooves, breakdowns, and thoughtful lyrics as everyone has come to expect from the Pennsylvania quintet.

Hard to believe, but August Burns Red traces their roots to Amish country in Pennslyvania, but from humble beginnings has come the heavy music machine that is ABR complete with two Grammy nominations for those looking for critical acclaim.  As if the two Grammy nominations for “Best Metal Performance” weren’t enough, the band has often garnered top reviews from the likes of Alternative Press and Kerrang. From an album perspective, the band’s debut was Thrillseeker on Solid State Records in 2005 and featured Josh McManness on vocals who left before the recording of Messengers in 2007 when Jake Luhrs took over and the band’s sound solidified. Six more albums followed including the Sleddin’ Hill of Christmas/holiday songs in 2012 and Phantom Anthem in 2017 was the last regular studio release for the band prior to Guardians. Unfortunately after only a couple of dates Covid-19 hit and the bands’ tour with Killswitch Engage and Light the Torch ended, but there is an August date still on the calendar and the band looks to be playing the legendary Furnace Fest in September.

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Mar 272020
 

August Burns Red‘s new song “Paramount” can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming eighth full-length album, “Guardians”, which will be released on April 3 via Fearless Records.

‘Paramount’ is one of my favorite songs from ‘Guardians’,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “It has that classic ABR sound with a bunch of tempo changes and different time signatures. But there’s a recurring melody that glues the whole song together. I think this is a song that longtime fans of the band are going to love.”

Drummer Matt Greiner adds: “At times over the last several years, I felt indifferent and uninterested towards the things that used to fuel me. I learned there is actually meaning in suffering. It’s not random and without purpose. I found that the more I faced the fire, the more empathetic I became towards other people who are also hurting. I found meaning in the pain and stopped running from it. That’s what ‘Paramount’ is about.”

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Listen To New August Burns Red Song ‘Bones’

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Feb 282020
 

August Burns Red has been upholding the artistic pillars of technical proficiency, airtight grooves, and thoughtful lyricism in the hard rock world for 17 years now. The two-time Grammy Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet — JB Brubaker (lead guitar), Brent Rambler (rhythm guitar), Matt Greiner (drums), Jake Luhrs (lead vocals) and Dustin Davidson (bass) — will release its eighth full-length album, “Guardians”, on April 3 via Fearless Records.

August Burns Red has just shared another new song “Bones”. Check it out below.

‘Guardians’ is the culmination of a complete and total team effort,” says Brubaker. “Dustin and I collaborated musically more than we ever have before. Jake and Brent collaborated vocally more than they ever have before. Matt bounced more drum ideas off of us than we could even comprehend. It was the most time we’ve ever spent in the studio on one album. We’re all so proud of this record, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

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Nov 062019
 

Kilswitch Engage has announced a spring 2020 North American tour with August Burns Red.

The Massachusetts-based band, recently recognized by Forbes as “one of modern metal’s most cherished acts,” will return to the road to headline clubs and theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The trek kicks off on March 10 in Cleveland and runs through April 12 in Boston.

Additional acts appearing on the tour will be announced at a later date.

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May 272019
 

August Burns Red‘s third album, Constellations, turns 10 in 2019 and the band will celebrate by playing it on full on their 2019 headlining tour. Silverstein and Silent Planet will serve as the two supporting acts.

“We are very excited to bring everyone the 10 years of Constellations world tour,” said August Burns Red. “This is something that fans have been asking for, and we intend to deliver with the most ridiculous production and show we’ve ever put on. Constellations was an extremely important record for the members in the band, so we can’t wait to celebrate with you all!”

The North American run begins on June 20 and finishes up nearly two months later on Aug. 11. In the midst of their world tour, they’ll hit Hawaii later on in October.

See the full list of stops below. Tickets and VIP tickets are on sale now. Get more info at the band’s website. Continue reading »