01:54 PM on 04/05/11
ABR Press ReleaseGenre giants AUGUST BURNS RED are poised to release one of the most anxiously awaited metal albums of 2011 - a colossal effort entitled Leveler - available in stores and online June 21st.
For Leveler, AUGUST BURNS RED re-teamed with super producer Jason Suecof, the man behind the board on their 2009 breakout, Constellations. The result is an album that pushes the band's sonic boundaries in every direction, and yet is an unquestionably heavier album than its predecessor.
"Putting out a fourth record is a little scary because we obviously have our sound figured out at this point, but we don't want to put out a record that just sounds like a redux of our previous albums," explains guitarist JB Brubaker. "Our tastes are always evolving as musicians and we've been motivated to progress as a band and push ABR in different directions, while maintaining the characteristics that made us the band we are in the first place."
AUGUST BURNS RED will take to the road as a mainstage act on this summer's Van's Warped Tour, which will deliver them to almost every major market in North America to bring Leveler's sonic spectacle directly to fans.
Leveler, the band's fourth studio album, is the follow up to ABR's breakout hit Constellations, which made waves when it landed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The lauded third album – whose sales have soared past 90,000 – established in no uncertain terms that AUGUST BURNS RED was a leader of its genre, a band that quietly outsold, outdrew and garnered more praise than peers who'd been gracing magazine covers for years. It's not so quiet anymore. The fans and critics have spoken – loudly.
Select Praise for the band's 2009 release, Constellations
"One of the genre's brightest hopes... [AUGUST BURNS RED] craft a sound as bone-crushingly heavy as it is catchy." -REVOLVER
"A fierce, punishing album loaded with muscular breakdowns, screaming guitar leads and ass-kicking double-bass-thunder... AUGUST BURNS RED will be a band to watch for quite a while." -ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"Constellations is one of the more anticipated metal albums of 2009... The album takes the band in directions never before attempted and raises the bar on the band's profile as a technical ensemble." -NOISECREEP
"A great sense of songwriting and brutal, in-your-face execution... [AUGUST BURNS RED is] head and shoulders above the competition." -OUTBURN
"AUGUST BURNS RED have created an intense and well-crafted catalog of songs that serve as evidence that they stand above the masses." -SUBSTREAM MUSIC PRESS
"AUGUST BURNS RED bring it every time they release an album, and so far, Constellations is the pinnacle of their career." -ABSOLUTE PUNK
"[Constellations] is going to go down as one of the great albums of 2009" -THRASH MAGAZINE
Upcoming Dates with SET YOUR GOALS and TEXAS IN JULY
Apr 5 - Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Center
Apr 6 - Saskatoon SK @ Louis
Apr 7 - Edmonton AL @ Starlite Room
Apr 8 - Calgary AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Apr 9 - Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Apr 10 - Spokane WA @ Knitting Factory
Apr 11 -Seattle WA @ El Corazon
Other Upcoming Dates
Apr 14 - Anchorage AK @ Chilkoot Charlie's
Apr 15 - Anchorage AK @ Club Millenium
Apr 22 - Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Festival
May 30 - Moscow, Russia @ Tochka Club
May 31 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glav Club
Jun 1 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
Jun 2 - Hassleholm, Sweden @ Siesta Festival
Jun 3 - Nuerburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
Jun 5 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
Jun 7 - Athens, Greece @ Kyttaro Club
Jun 8 - Istanbul, Turkey @ Balans Club
Jun 24 - Dallas TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
Jen 25 - Houston TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
Jun 26 - San Antonio TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 29 - Las Cruces NM @ NMSU Practice Field
Jun 30 - Las Vegas NM @ Plaza Hotel - Parking Lot
Jul 1 - Pomona CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jul 2 - Mountain View CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul 3 -Ventura CA @ Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park
Jul 6 - Bonner Springs KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater
Jul 7 - Noblesville IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul 8 - Detroit MI @ Comerica Park
Jul 9 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 10 - Shakopee MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 12 - Darien Center NY @ Darien Lakes Fields
Jul 13 - Mansfield MA @ Comcast Center
Jul 14 - Scranton PA @ Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain
Jul 15 - Mississauga ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall
Jul 16 - Montreal QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
Jul 17 - Hartford CT @ Comcast Theater
Jul 19 - Milwaukee WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 20 - Cleveland OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 21 - Camden NJ @ Susquehana Bank Center
Jul 22 - Burgettstown PA @ First Niagara Pavillion
Jul 23 - Uniondale NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul 24 - Oceanport NJ @ Monmouth Park Raceway
Jul 26 - Columbia MC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 27 - Virginia Beach VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 28 - Charlotte NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 29 - Orlando FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 30 - West Palm Beach FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 31 - St. Petersburg FL @ Vinoy Park
Aug 1 - Atlanta GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Aug 2 - Cincinnati OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 3 - St Louis MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 4 - Council Bluffs IA @ Westfair Fairgrounds
Aug 5 - Denver CO @ Invesco Field at Mile High
Aug 6 - Salt Lake City UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Aug 7 - Phoenix AZ @ Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion
Aug 9 - San Diego CA @ Cricket Amphitheater
Aug 10 - Carson CA @ Cal State Dominguez Hills
Aug 11 - Marysville CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug 12 - Nampa ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
Aug 13 - George WA @ The Gorge Amphitheater
Aug 14 - Hilsboro OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds
02:02 PM on 04/05/11
i kinda dig the album title, i liked the "where do we go" thing more as an album title though
02:03 PM on 04/05/11
Love these guys. Can't wait to see them at Warped.
02:07 PM on 04/05/11
Should be solid, for some reason though I never liked this band as much as other people.
02:08 PM on 04/05/11
02:09 PM on 04/05/11
Expecting one of the best metalcore releases of the past few years
02:13 PM on 04/05/11
Will be awesome, no doubt. June 21st can't come soon enough.
EDIT: I do hope this album explores a little bit more lyrically though. This is one of my all time favorite bands, I get that they're are Christian and make music for their Lord and all.. but not being a super religious person myself, I really hope there's something else on this record. Their lyrics are awesome as it is, but they would tear it up if the subject matter just had a little more variety.
02:17 PM on 04/05/11
Hoping for some vocal variety on this, really dig them.
02:18 PM on 04/05/11
I've seen 701 bands/artists live
Never could get into this band but congrats on the new album.
02:19 PM on 04/05/11
This will probably be great. They may not be inventive, but they know how to write fun music.
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