August Burns Red has dropped a reimagined version of ‘Extinct By Instinct’ .
The original version with vocals and lyrics appears on 2020’s “Guardians” album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums, Rock Albums and the Vinyl Albums charts upon release. This version of the song has been stripped down and re-envisioned by the band.
Asked who August Burns Red‘s “guardians” are, vocalist Jake Luhrs told Revolver: “For the band, our guardians would be our fans. When you think of guardians, they help, right? Or they nurture or they provide. Our fans definitely do that for us. When we’re coming out with a new record, they’re buying actual copies or they’re getting all the vinyl. They come to all of our shows. We have people who have gone to 40 shows. I don’t know that I’ve ever gone to 40 shows outside of my band to go see anybody, ever. So we have these just diehard fans. They support the band. They give us a place to exist and continue our work. They genuinely care about us.