August Burns Red Recording New Album
2013-02-16 by wacknizzle | 137 Comments

PA metalcore quintet August Burns Red are in the studio recording their 5th full length album with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio; the hometown duo responsible for producing their holiday themed album Sleddin' Hill.

“This new record will push the boundaries of our genre more than we ever have before,” Brubaker continues excitedly. “We set out to write a record where every song stands out from the last. There is a lot of ground covered here and a ton of meat to this album. It's full of odd metered rhythms and breakdowns, unexpected twists and turns, and some of our most technical riffing to date. Each of us have parts that make our heads spin and we have had to practice like crazy to get some of this stuff together. I know we always say this, but this will be our most ambitious album yet.” says Guitarist J.B. Brubaker from - Alternative Press

This still untitled album will be released later this year by Solid State Records.

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Kris.
February 17th 2013

12152 Comments


hopefully better than leveler, shit was extremely forgettable

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

7970 Comments


Gonna go out on a limb and say it will sound exactly like their past three albums. Call me crazy but I have a hunch.

Fluttertrank
February 17th 2013

17098 Comments


i really hope they are actually going to try to sound different this time.

Duckman118
February 17th 2013

296 Comments


Can't wait for this. Leveler was good but they can do much better. ABR is yet to disappointing and I really doubt they will start anytime soon.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

7970 Comments


"ABR is yet to disappointing"


from the mouth of babes

JokineAugustus
February 17th 2013

5700 Comments


Meh. I liked constellations, but leveler bores me after a while.

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Duckman118
February 17th 2013

296 Comments


"leveler bores me after a while."

What doesn't?

RosaParks
February 17th 2013

14592 Comments


"Gonna go out on a limb and say it will sound exactly like their past three albums. Call me crazy but I have a hunch."

yeah

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

7970 Comments


"What doesn't?"

Better albums probably


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

49801 Comments


Band ran out of ideas two albums ago

Digging: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

7970 Comments


Constellations was them realizing and focusing on their strengths and Leveler was them doing THE EXACT SAME THING over again.

wacknizzle
February 17th 2013

12638 Comments


I liked Leveler after listening to it a few times but I never listened to it again. It was too similar to Constellations, I'm hoping they'll break their mold(in a good way) this time. I've never been big on this band or melodic metalcore but I loved Constellations.

Digging: Systems - Ghost Medicine

Kris.
February 17th 2013

12152 Comments


constellations is fantastic yea agreed

BassDemon333
February 17th 2013

3351 Comments


They need to expand on Constellations more. Leveler was pretty good but Constellations had more of a lasting value to it and had better songwriting. Hopefully on this new one they do it better than Leveler.

TrstN01
February 17th 2013

800 Comments


Band is meh but will still check out when it's released.

TheKeywork
February 17th 2013

19 Comments


Excited as fuck. Love this band.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

1636 Comments


Messengers was their best to date. Constellations had its moments like with Meddler, but most of them were pretty poorly structured.


Digging: My Brightest Diamond - None More Than You

FearThyEvil
February 17th 2013

12280 Comments


Hey, if it's like Constellations, that's fine with me.

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

1636 Comments


I'm hoping that by "ambitious" they mean more towards BTBAM rather than more clean vocals crap like they've had on Leveler

henryChinaski
February 17th 2013

2685 Comments


Will suck.

ILJ
February 17th 2013

6619 Comments


If they combine the tight knit songwriting they had on Constellations with some of the more progressive stuff they showed on Leveler this could be an awesome album.

Either way, always excited for new ABR

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 17th 2013

3652 Comments


Will rule

wacknizzle
February 17th 2013

12638 Comments


the mods added the SOON part lol

DarthMann
February 17th 2013

13476 Comments


internal cannon rocked ill give them that

wacknizzle
February 17th 2013

12638 Comments


I'm retarded what else is nu

c0nf1n3d
February 17th 2013

276 Comments


The track "Internal Cannon" from Leveler was a good step in the right direction for the group. If their next album contains stuff like this, it should be a really legit album.

Tijnmans
February 17th 2013

353 Comments


hopefully better than leveler, shit was extremely forgettable [2]

ButtsweatAndTears
February 17th 2013

340 Comments


I quite liked Leveler...
I just think the ABR sound is getting stale cause all their stuff is the same + the same as all the other Metalcore bands....

AmericnZero02
February 17th 2013

3329 Comments


I'm so damn pumped for this.

Durrzo
February 17th 2013

1080 Comments


This better have a different vibe than Leveler or anything before it. I loved their style on Messengers and Constellations but now they need to change it up. If they don't they're just going to become another average Metalcore band. And that would make me saaaad. "THEY'RE ALREADY AN AVERAGE METALCORE BAND!" Obviously I disagree, so save it.

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

sspedding
February 17th 2013

4751 Comments


I am extremely excited for this.

ChopSuey
February 17th 2013

2392 Comments


I might check this out to

ChopSuey
February 17th 2013

2392 Comments


I might check this out to.

RevenantBlue
February 17th 2013

136 Comments


I thought Constellations had some great stand-outs, but was overall forgettable. For me, ABR will always be trying to top Thrill Seeker

TheMoreira
February 17th 2013

6950 Comments


oH SHIT.

Digging: Vinterbris - Solace

guizpom
February 17th 2013

45 Comments


ambitious and august burns red
lol

bloc
February 17th 2013

34679 Comments


Super excited for this as it is, but that description from the guitarist just upped it.

Last two albums were excellent.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

KSK1
February 17th 2013

4072 Comments


This could be a pretty good year for metalcore. Shai Hulud kicked it off pretty fantastically and I hope ABR puts out something great

Lelle
February 17th 2013

2150 Comments


recoding, eh?

ChopSuey
February 17th 2013

2392 Comments


must be a typo

Progger6009
February 17th 2013

1071 Comments


Why does every fucking metalcore band try to convince us that they will be groundbreaking. They have never played anything "different", It's always been the same and it always will.

Digging: Darkest Hour - Darkest Hour

AtomicShane
February 17th 2013

1756 Comments


:D

Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 17th 2013

10585 Comments


sounds awful. Constellations and Messengers was alright but I wished they'd stop trying so damn hard.

Digging: United Nations - The Next Four Years

jmh886
February 17th 2013

790 Comments


August burns red could write 1000 songs that sound the same. And I would love every one.

Spec
February 17th 2013

27062 Comments


Messengers was awesome and Constillations had some cool songs.

nononsense
February 17th 2013

3325 Comments


I thought everyone loved ABR? I'm excited for this as always.

Makemebad35
February 17th 2013

737 Comments


I will listen when it comes out. Never got their last CD though.

skoopy48
February 17th 2013

1440 Comments


I will enjoy it when it comes out because its abr

drasticaction74
February 17th 2013

1721 Comments


Carson & Grant are the coolest dudes on the planet

ProjectFreak
February 17th 2013

1293 Comments


band is consistently very good with 1 or 2 great tracks, i assume this will be no different
which is to say i want this

Thor
February 17th 2013

10176 Comments


"Recoding"

Winsomniac
February 17th 2013

7955 Comments


Recode the shit out of that album, ABR.

jesterhead92
February 17th 2013

58 Comments


I still love Thrill Seeker but I haven't been able to get into anything after that. Will probably check this one out though.

TomAkaVeto
February 17th 2013

1599 Comments


Constellations is one of my favorite albums. I never get tired of it. Never really got into Leveler, though.

TooLateToGoBack
February 17th 2013

1753 Comments


Definitely agree with the the people saying Leveler got boring quite fast. Like, I enjoyed it for a good few weeks or so, but man did that album wear out quick.

Hopefully this album includes the various elements found on Leveler and tight musicianship found on Constellations, and I guess I'll be happy.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

49801 Comments


You guys know Shai Hulud has a new album right?

Winsomniac
February 17th 2013

7955 Comments


....

Sauce
February 17th 2013

667 Comments


they knew exactly when to by artistic (for lack of a better word) and when to be outright heavy on constellations. level was just unfocused.

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 17th 2013

3652 Comments


"You guys know Shai Hulud has a new album right?"

That has nothing to do with anything



DotEight
February 17th 2013

5476 Comments


It will be twiddly dee doo's and breakdowns.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

49801 Comments


every song in the same minor key

Tyrael
February 17th 2013

20740 Comments


will rule

just like the new Shai Hulud

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

49801 Comments


If only I was still 16 damn I could enjoy this

Scoot
February 17th 2013

17681 Comments


should sound like an august burns red album

Digging: Unjust - Glow

CrackeTheSkull
February 17th 2013

718 Comments


Messengers was Monotonous, Constellations and Leveler have some good material.

iamSeraph
February 17th 2013

857 Comments


Leveler was (progressive) metal with core elements, Messengers and Constellations were pure metalcore, easy as pie. If the new record will have enough breakdowns to be pure metalcore, the record will be fine for me. Leveler was a forgettable riff festival in the end. Lol at the "EXACT SAME THING" guys over here, ABR always had progression.

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fr33convict
February 17th 2013

11687 Comments


Lol at the "EXACT SAME THING" guys over here, ABR always had progression.


I love this band (minus Leveler which I thought was just okay) and I certainly don't see much change over the last three records. Messengers was inconsistent, Constellations didn't progress anything and just cut the weaker parts, and Leveler just went back to the flawed songwriting of old with more noodling on top.

demigod!
February 17th 2013

43891 Comments


this band is just so averagecore


Digging: Black Flag - My War

ProjectFreak
February 17th 2013

1293 Comments


"Leveler was (progressive) metal with core elements"
uhhhhhhhh

" If the new record will have enough breakdowns to be pure metalcore, the record will be fine for me"
uhhhhhhhh



Ignimbrite
February 17th 2013

5295 Comments


psyched for this

GringoSuave89
February 17th 2013

1010 Comments


Reading some of the pro-ABR comments hurts my heartballs...

this will be just as boring as the rest of their discog.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Ignimbrite
February 17th 2013

5295 Comments


"Reading some of the pro-ABR comments hurts my heartballs..."

The feeling is mutual.

DotEight
February 17th 2013

5476 Comments


Lol people arguing over their albums. Messengers shits all over their last two, period.

nononsense
February 17th 2013

3325 Comments


Messengers shits all over their last two, period.
(2)

Durrzo
February 17th 2013

1080 Comments


Constellations is their high point. I just hope it isn't staying that way. They're too young and definitely too talented to have already done their best work.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

7970 Comments


messengers is kinda shitty

Durrzo
February 17th 2013

1080 Comments


Messengers is generic Metalcore with a ton more energy than we usually get. I like the album a lot but the follow up definitely has better songwriting.

joshieboy12345
February 17th 2013

5370 Comments


Messengers is their best. Will check this out when it's released. It's either gonna rule or fail miserably.

Digging: Rise Against - The Black Market

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

1636 Comments


Truth of a Liar is still the best song they've ever written

wacknizzle
February 17th 2013

12638 Comments


Messengers is okay but there's hardly any variation at all especially with the breakdowns and melodies. Band needs to start exploring different keys and modes, this d minor melodic metalcore shit gets old quick.

Duckman118
February 17th 2013

296 Comments


I guarantee the haters haven't listened to a single ABR song. If hey did they would know it's not generic in the slightest.

ProjectFreak
February 17th 2013

1293 Comments


i've listened to their last two albums and they are most certainly pretty generic

they just happen to be pretty good at using the formula to their advantage

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 17th 2013

49801 Comments


I've never come across someone who uses the term "hater" that isn't a complete fucking retard


Strider
February 17th 2013

4598 Comments


Leveler was pretty good. though too many songs turned out to be filler after a couple of listens. I hope this one will be "Constellations" standards

SputnikSweetheart
February 17th 2013

181 Comments


Alright ready for more of the same.

Oh no wait...

“This new record will push the boundaries of our genre more than we ever have before,” : like it actually takes that much to push their boundaries. They recorded 4 albums of the same stuff, yay for album number n.5!

NightmareCinema16
February 17th 2013

2016 Comments


I want to see another Constellations. That one was their best album.

renegadestrings
February 18th 2013

1435 Comments


did nobody listen to Sleddin Hill? That shit was excellent. forget everything on Leveler and remember Frosty the Snowman (metalcore breakdown edition)

NonApplicable
February 18th 2013

1930 Comments


Yeah Sleddin Hill was pretty great. Based on that, the instrumentation should be in solid shape for this new record.

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
February 18th 2013

1477 Comments


[3]

BigPleb
February 18th 2013

34124 Comments


Gonna suck

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

MuhNamesTyler
February 18th 2013

3700 Comments


I hate the production on every album they've ever done besides their christmas album

AmericnZero02
February 18th 2013

3329 Comments


^What's wrong with it on Constellations?

TheMoreira
February 18th 2013

6950 Comments


Thrill Seeker is great, Messengers is legendary, Constellations is awesome, Leveler is pretty good but kinda forgettable.

ABR are by no means whatsoever a generic band. God.

consumer
February 18th 2013

14 Comments


Thrill Seeker is still the best thing they've put out imo

TheMoreira
February 18th 2013

6950 Comments


Consumer IS one of their best songs. But thats not saying much, cus like 75% of their songs are some of the best ever made.

tresm87
February 18th 2013

633 Comments


messengers

Digging: Wovenwar -

TheMoreira
February 18th 2013

6950 Comments


Yup. Best album.

Hospital
February 18th 2013

2028 Comments


never even listened to leveler

to edgy for that

Digging: Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Mickeymau5
February 18th 2013

1614 Comments


band was always good

c0nf1n3d
February 18th 2013

276 Comments


Fun fact: the college I graduated from is also about 10 minutes away from where they're recording. I know Grant and have
been acquainted with Carson, and they're really good dudes. They know what they're doing, so it should be a great album.

jackalope11
February 18th 2013

330 Comments


They're still towards the top of the metalcore food chain and they ain't sellin' out. I think this album will just put them higher.

NonApplicable
February 18th 2013

1930 Comments


never even listened to leveler

to edgy for that


Too edgy for grammar as well?


Ignimbrite
February 18th 2013

5295 Comments


"Messengers shits all over their last two, period."

Seeing as how Messengers is far and away their worst, most generic, most obscenely breakdown-infested album, I'm having a hard time following this train of thought.

AmericnZero02
February 18th 2013

3329 Comments


Truth of a Liar, Redemption, The Balance, and Composure are all pretty great. Everything else from Messengers isn't bad, just forgettable imo.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

7970 Comments


"Seeing as how Messengers is far and away their worst, most generic, most obscenely breakdown-infested album, I'm having a hard time following this train of thought. "

Messengers and Thrill Seeker are pretty equal as far as masking bad songwriting with breakdowns

KSK1
February 18th 2013

4072 Comments


Messengers rules hard because it's fast and raw as fuck. Yeah there's a lot of breakdowns, but it's produced perfectly. Constellations is great but Sucof (forgive me if I spelled his name wrong) muffled the shit out of their sound and to this day pisses me off.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

49801 Comments


A lot of songs on Messengers are fun to play on guitar but that's about it

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

7970 Comments


Messengers is produced like shit. Overly loud shit.

KSK1
February 18th 2013

4072 Comments


That's why I love it. Better than the polished, toned down sound on their other ones

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

21576 Comments


Leveler was so boring

Digging: Septicflesh - Communion

KSK1
February 18th 2013

4072 Comments


Leveler got old fast but Carpe Diem is incredible.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

7970 Comments


Messengers is the single most unbearable production to me.


Obviously not counting albums produced for like a dollar. And black metal

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2013

49801 Comments


Yeah it sounds like pure ass

Kris.
February 18th 2013

12152 Comments


scrambles was produced on something like $50 and it sounds perfect


jeff rosenstock is god i think

KSK1
February 18th 2013

4072 Comments


To each his own but I love it

Durrzo
February 18th 2013

1080 Comments


Their most well produced album is the Christmas album in my opinion. I didn't mind the production on Messengers but I didn't like it, but I can say the same for the other albums, I agree that they do sound way too muffled and nothing really shines through. I have higher hopes for this release.

NonApplicable
February 19th 2013

1930 Comments


Messengers does have pretty bad production. Still, it had fantastic songs.

Ignimbrite
February 19th 2013

5295 Comments


"Messengers and Thrill Seeker are pretty equal as far as masking bad songwriting with breakdowns"

Agreed, but I prefer the production on Thrill Seeker, and it has The Seventh Trumpet.

UnnamedOcean
February 19th 2013

3950 Comments


"This new record will push the boundaries of our genre"

Oh god no, they are going to copy BTBAM again and make a polka-core album.

Ignimbrite
February 19th 2013

5295 Comments


Idk, I'm gunning for an ABR post-metal album. Like, an album full of songs like Carpe Diem and Meridian.

UnnamedOcean
February 19th 2013

3950 Comments


They'd better not, ABR isn't Isis or Rosetta.

Ignimbrite
February 19th 2013

5295 Comments


It'd be better than an album that's basically Back Burner x12

UnnamedOcean
February 19th 2013

3950 Comments


Good point. I retract my statement.

RenegaDrifter
February 19th 2013

175 Comments


They're recording a new album!! No way

/sarcasm

iamSeraph
February 20th 2013

857 Comments


'Agreed, but I prefer the production on Thrill Seeker'

- Thrill Seeker basically had no production. Some mics in my basement will bring a better sound. Anyway, great record too. Way more progressive back then, but an other shouter on top of that..

ProjectFreak
February 20th 2013

1293 Comments


I would actually like if they did more Meridian-type songs
that + the random Latin breaks on Leveler could be very interesting
probably not gonna happen though

LowFatYogurt
April 1st 2013

37 Comments


Messengers will always rule imo. Jake has such a raw and distinguished vocal style. And am I the only one who finds Carpe Diem not that great?

SadAndHolyGlow
April 25th 2013

1499 Comments


Sweet.

Digging: Jacobi Wichita - Bonez Malone

ReAnimator
May 9th 2013

296 Comments


"It's full of odd metered rhythms and breakdowns, unexpected twists and turns, and some of our most technical riffing to date. Each of us have parts that make our heads spin and we have had to practice like crazy to get some of this stuff together."

I'm positive this is what they said about Leveler, word for word

Digging: Monuments - The Amanuensis

TheMoreira
May 9th 2013

6950 Comments


"And am I the only one who finds Carpe Diem not that great?"

It's pretty good, but not great. Overrated track imo too.

Lol yeah i think i recall them saying something of that sort about Leveler. That said, i'm still waiting for something among the lines of their first three albums!


nononsense
May 9th 2013

3325 Comments


Sweet

ViralOblivion
May 9th 2013

7679 Comments


I've only heard messengers I need to check out constellations eventually

VittuuN
May 10th 2013

3 Comments


should slay

auberginedreams
May 10th 2013

5989 Comments


"I've never come across someone who uses the term "hater" that isn't a complete fucking retard"

lol so true.

amemento
May 10th 2013

1425 Comments


hi auber :D

auberginedreams
May 10th 2013

5989 Comments


hi whoever you are :D

TheMoreira
May 10th 2013

6950 Comments


"I've never come across someone who uses the term "hater" that isn't a complete fucking retard"

I wouldn't say that. That's also what normal folks say in a few, not many situations, in which the allegedly "hater" takes them to a boiling point.

My two cents on a pretty much dead discussion. Haha



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