August Burns Red

August Burns Red Announce “Guardian Sessions” EP, Debut “Icarus”


August Burns Red have announced the April 16th release of their “Guardians Sessions” EP. That outing will be released via Fearless Records and consists of b-sides, covers and reimagined tracks. The below b-side “Icarus” is the latest single to be unveiled from that outing and it finds bassist Dustin Davidson taking on clean vocals. He had the following to say about that:

“‘Icarus‘ was a b-side from ‘Guardians‘ because it just didn’t fit the vibe of the album. I’m happy that our fans can hear it now because it’s riffy and super fun to play on guitar. It’s the first ABR song that I’ve sang on, and for fans of my side project, Best Case Scenario, I think you’ll hear the influence sprinkled throughout this one.”

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Guitarist JB Brubaker added:

“The ‘Guardians Sessions‘ EP was put together on the foundation of two songs: ‘Standing In The Storm‘ and ‘Icarus‘. Those songs were recorded in September of 2019, when we were finishing up our album ‘Guardians‘. Both tracks got cut from the record, as we had too much material and they were the black sheep of the group.

When all touring was shut down in March of 2020, we began working on a couple of cover songs and re-imagined versions of some songs from ‘Guardians‘. Those songs were recorded in the summer of 2020. We wanted to be productive with our downtime and work on a project that would be fun for both us and our fans.”

Guardians Sessions” track listing:

01 – “Standing In The Storm
02 – “Icarus
03 – “Chop Suey!” (System Of A Down cover)
04 – “Westworld” (Ramin Djawadi cover)
05 – “Paramount (Reprise)
06 – “Extinct By Instinct (Reprise)

Pre-orders are available here

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