Lancaster, Pennsylvania metalcore act August Burns Red is set to release their upcoming fifth studio album Rescue & Restore on June 25th via Solid State Records. The album is described by guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker as the band’s “most ambitious album yet.”
Brubaker had this to say about the album: “Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz. We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
The band does their part to challenge the conventions of heavy music throughout the album’s 11 tracks. They artfully blend piano, cello, violin, trumpet, various percussion elements and more into this album.
August Burns Red will be touring all summer on the Vans Warped Tour in support of their upcoming album. Click here to check out a bigger picture of the album’s artwork.