Enlarge "The song speaks about how much meaner the last 18 months seem to have made everyone," says the band.

August Burns Red Drop Brand New Song “Vengeance”

  • Axl Rosenberg

August Burns Red have released “Vengeance,” which I believe is their 47,565th new song in the past eighteen months. This band is clearly not worried about running out of creative fuel or diluting their brand. I mean, can you imagine if Tool released new shit this frequently?

Good thing for ABR they excel at writing undeniably catchy metalcore bops. “Vengeance” is the latest iteration of a song you’ve already heard many, many times before, but it’s an admittedly pretty good version of that song. I mean, did the world need another breakdown (1:45)? No. Is this a fun breakdown nonetheless? Yes.

As a bonus, the accompanying visualizer is kinda cool. It somehow gives the impression of being 3D even though it’s not actually in 3D. I’m not smart enough to know how it does that, but it’s neat.

Says the about about the song:

“Earlier this year, we set out to write a standalone single that was fast, heavy, and concise. ‘Vengeance’ is that song. It’s ABR at our most raw.”

They continue:

“The song speaks about how much meaner the last 18 months seem to have made everyone. There is a lack of compassion and understanding for others, and we should be doing all we can to bring that back into our lives.”

The “Vengeance” visualizer is below.

August Burns Red are on tour now celebrating the tenth anniversary of their album Leveler. Support comes from Fit for a King, Erra, and Like Moths to Flames. Here are the remaining dates:

10/14 — Berkeley, CA — UC Theater [tickets]
10/15 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl [tickets]
10/16 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex [tickets]
10/17 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall [tickets]
10/19 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman [tickets]
10/20 — St. Louis, MO — Red Flag [tickets]
10/21 — Cleveland, OH — The Agora [tickets]
10/22 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection [tickets]
10/23 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s [tickets]
10/24 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works [tickets]
10/26 — Charleston, SC — Charleston Music Hall [tickets]
10/27 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal [tickets]
10/28 — Charlotte, NC — Fillmore [tickets]
10/29 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theatre [tickets]
10/30 — Albany, NY — Empire Live [tickets]
10/31 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom [tickets]
12/3 — Dallas, TX — HOB* [tickets]
12/4 — San Antonio, TX — Vibe Event Center* [tickets]
12/5 — Houston, TX — HOB* [tickets]
12/7 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee Theater* [tickets]
12/8 — Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco* [tickets]
12/9 — Anaheim, CA — HOB* [tickets]
*(rescheduled from prior date)

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