With the June 25th release of their fifth full-length album, Rescue & Restore, just three weeks away, AUGUST BURNS RED are now giving fans the chance to preorder the album on iTunes with an instant “thank you” – an immediate free download of the album track “Spirit Breaker.”
Preorder from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Spirit Breaker’: http://smarturl.it/rescuerestore
AUGUST BURNS RED are also unveiling a new lyric video for “Spirit Breaker,” which first debuted as an audio stream last week.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Spirit Breaker’ below and preorder the physical album here: http://smarturl.it/augustburnsred
Described by Brubaker as the band’s “most ambitious album yet,” Rescue & Restore turns a critical eye to the oft-maligned genre of metalcore, leading by example to prove that bands can still find exciting new ways to expand the genre.
Throughout the album, AUGUST BURNS RED continue to do their part to challenge the conventions of heavy music. Over the course of 11 tracks, the band artfully blend piano, cello, violin, trumpet, various percussive elements and more into their sonic arsenal, taking their music into new aesthetic territory and contorting the boundaries of the genre.
“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,” explains Brubaker. “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.”