August Burns Red

August Burns Red Detail New Album “Guardians”, Debut “Defender” Music Video


Guardians” has been revealed as the title to August Burns Red‘s eighth studio album. An April 03rd release date has been set for that record via Fearless Records with pre-orders up now at this location. Newly shared from the album is the below first single “Defender” and an animated music video for it directed by Dan Fusselman. Guitarist Brent Rambler said of the video:

“The song ‘Defender‘ is about having that person who can come in and take some punches for you, and be in your corner during hard times. I am quite the comic book fan and I thought the lyrics could easily turn into an awesome animated short story — kind of like if the pages of a comic were to come to life. Luckily, everyone else agreed and we have this sick video to go along with the song.”

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As for the record itself, fellow guitarist JB Brubaker stated of it:

“‘Guardians‘ is the culmination of a complete and total team effort. 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.”

The track listing for the record runs as follows:

01 – “The Narrative
02 – “Bones
03 – “Paramount
04 – “Defender
05 – “Lighthouse
06 – “Dismembered Memory
07 – “Ties That Bind
08 – “Bloodletter
09 – “Extinct by Instinct
10 – “Empty Heaven
11 – “Three Fountains

The band’s upcoming touring plans include the below run with Killswitch Engage and Light The Torch:

03/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (Tickets)
03/11 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (Tickets)
03/12 Louisville, KY – Diamonds Bar & Grill (August Burns Red only)
03/13 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Tickets)
03/14 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore (Tickets)
03/15 Raleigh, NC – Ritz (Tickets)
03/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Tickets)
03/18 Orlando, FL – House of Blues (Tickets)
03/20 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom (Tickets)
03/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues (Tickets)
03/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (Tickets)
03/24 Los Angeles – The Welters (Tickets)
03/25 Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium (Tickets)
03/26 San Francisco, CA – Warfield (Tickets)
03/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo (Tickets)
03/29 Boise, ID – Revolution (Tickets)
03/31 Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
04/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore (Tickets)
04/02 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (August Burns Red only)
04/03 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore (Tickets)
04/04 Chicago, IL – Radius (Tickets)
04/05 Detroit, MI – Fillmore (Tickets)
04/06 Toronto, ON – Rebel (Tickets)
04/08 Montreal, QC – MTelus (Tickets)
04/09 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (August Burns Red only)
04/10 Portland, ME – State Theatre (Tickets)
04/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Tickets)
04/12 Boston, MA – House of Blues (Tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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