August Burns Red have kept us waiting for new details on their eighth full-length and they are finally receiving them. The band dropped the name of their upcoming studio album “Guardians” along with a music video for their new single “Defenders”.
The music video is a comic-book-inspired animation following one hero as he takes down villain after villain.
Guitarist Brent Rambler on 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.
Check out the imagery below!
The “Guardians” is set dor the 3rd of April through Fearless Records and is available to preorder here.
Guitarist JB Brubaker revealed that the LP is one of their most collaborative pieces yet:
Guardians is the culmination of a complete and total team effort. Dustin (Davidson) and I collaborated musically more than we ever have before. Jake (Luhrs) and Brent collaborated vocally more than they ever have before. Matt (Greiner) 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.
Make sure to check the cover and full tracklisting below!
August Burns Red – Guardians
1. The Narrative
6. Dismembered Memory
7. Ties That Bind
9. Extinct by Instinct
10. Empty Heaven
11. Three Fountains
Also, check all the confirmed dates below and grab a ticket for the show nearest to you here!
6.6. – Rock im Park, Nuremburg, Germany
7.6. – Rock am Ring, Nuernburg, Germany
11.6. – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Germany
13.6. – Nova Rock, Nickelsdorf, Switzerland
17.6. – Club Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
20.6. – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
21.6. – Hellfest, Clisson, France
23.6. – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
26.6. – Full Force Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
27.6. – Jera On Air, Ijsselsteijn, Netherlands