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August Burns Red Announce New Album, Release First Single

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August Burns Red have announced that they’ll release a new album, Guardians, on April 3 via Fearless Records. You can pre-order it here. Scroll down to check out the first single, “Defender.”

Speaking as someone who has never really liked ABR in the past, I gotta say: “Defender” is pretty good! I don’t know if the fact that I like it means I’m getting soft in my old age, or something within me has simply shifted so that I can now appreciate the work, or if “Defender” isn’t “typical” ABR, or whatever. In a press release, the band calls Guardians “their most truly collaborative effort to date,” and emphasize that all five members had a hand in writing the record… so maybe that makes all the difference? I dunno! But I feel like I “get” this band for the first time, dude. The “Defender” video is pretty cool, too.

Meanwhile, the band goes on tour with Killswitch Engage and Light the Torch next month. Dates are as follows:

3/10 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre [tickets]
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live [tickets
3/12 — Louisville, KY — Diamonds Bar & Grill* [tickets]
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall [tickets
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore [tickets]
3/15 — Raleigh, NC — Ritz [tickets]
3/17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle [tickets
3/18 — Orlando, FL — House of Blues [tickets
3/20 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom [tickets]
3/21 — Houston, TX — House of Blues [tickets
3/23 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee [tickets]
3/24 — Los Angeles — The Welters [tickets]
3/25 — Riverside, CA — Municipal Auditorium [tickets
3/26 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield [tickets
3/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo [tickets
3/29 — Boise, ID — Revolution [tickets
3/31 — Salt Lake CIty, UT — Complex [tickets
4/1 — Denver, CO — Fillmore [tickets
4/2 — Wooly’s — Des Moines, IA* [tickets]
4/3 — Minneapolis, MN — Fillmore [tickets]
4/4 — Chicago, IL — Radius [tickets
4/5 — Detroit, MI — Fillmore [tickets
4/6 — Toronto, ON — Rebel [tickets]
4/8 — Montreal, QC — MTelus [tickets
4/9 — Upstate Concert Hall — Clifton Park, NY* [tickets]
4/10 — Portland, ME — State Theatre [tickets]
4/11 — New York, NY — Terminal 5 [tickets
4/12 —House of Blues — Boston [tickets]
*ABR Only

August Burns Red Announce New Album, Release First Single
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