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August Burns Red recording new album

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 4:20 PM PT


Official press release:

August Burns Red's steady climb up the ranks of metal's future pioneers began with an auspicious start via the release of 2007's Messengers, an album which not only debuted at number 81 on the Billboard Top 200, but has gone on to sell 76,000+ copies since its release.

Even as August Burns Red celebrates its breakthrough with the release of a collection of B-sides and Outtakes from the Messengers sessions entitled Lost Messengers: The Outtakes, the band simultaneously looks forward as it begins recording the as-of-yet untitled third full-length album with producer Jason Suecof, the man behind the curtain of heralded albums by bands like Sevendust, All That Remains, God Forbid, and Trivium.

ABR prepared Lost Messengers as a record for the diehard fans, a mix of new songs, cover songs (such as the band's well-known take on "Carol Of The Bells," which was utilized heavily in television and online spots for Frank Miller's film The Spirit) and unheard production demos, all wrapped up in a package containing hand-written notes from the band explaining the thought process and/or lyrical content behind each song, further personalizing the connection between band and fan.

With its next full-length release, August Burns Red looks forward to welcoming even more friends and listeners into the fold. To that end, August Burns Red is currently streaming the behind-the-scenes goings-on as it records its new album at Suecoff's "Audio Hammer" studio in Orlando, FL, which can be streamed here.

"Stickam has been a great tool for allowing fans to check in our progress," explains guitarist JB Brubaker. "It's one more way to help break down the disconnect that is usually there between band and fans, and that is something that is making this process even more exciting!"

It's not just the band that is excited either. Over 500 fans are currently following the band's activities in the studio – a noteworthy point when considering the relative newness of ABR's Stickam site.

Never ones to take a breather, ABR will be making two high-profile appearances while recording the forthcoming full-length, first at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival in the United Arab Emirates on March 6 – performing alongside the likes of Motorhead, Arch Enemy, and Opeth – followed by the renowned New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in Worcester, MA on April 17th.


37 comments


2/24/2009 4:25:31 PM
pirst fost

2/24/2009 4:26:29 PM
This is much longer than it needs to be.

2/24/2009 4:26:59 PM
Double Bass Gallops and Flip Flops with China Splashes.

2/24/2009 4:40:01 PM
Double Bass Gallops and Flip Flops with China Splashes. haha so true

2/24/2009 4:47:59 PM
fck solid state, this press release was disgusting to read

2/24/2009 4:55:53 PM
Geez, I'm surprised they didn't say "The new album will unite the world and stop global warming!". What a cheesy press release!

2/24/2009 4:58:19 PM
stupid press release, stoke don the album though.

2/24/2009 5:22:01 PM
"Before long ABR will even be giving Emmure a reach-around and then will report a break up on Lambgoat.com. Over 100 posts will ridicule this band with such classics as 'Vanflip!', 'Awful band', 'ABR<my nuts' and even the token 'Good dudes'."

2/24/2009 5:27:38 PM
i like this band. fck you.

2/24/2009 5:29:46 PM
I don't get it

2/24/2009 5:47:56 PM
This band is sweet, good drummer

2/24/2009 5:52:15 PM
relative newness relative newness relative newness

2/24/2009 5:57:29 PM
that press release needed a bigger china cymbal

2/24/2009 6:59:34 PM
regardless of the shitty press release, it's a sick band.

2/24/2009 7:04:55 PM
i don't mind this band, but what a fcking horrible press release.

2/24/2009 7:17:44 PM
ok guys, ok band. 7/10 for them. 2/10 for this press release though. Do they think this actually accomplishes anything worthwhile?

2/24/2009 7:55:22 PM
did this really have to be as long as it did?

2/24/2009 9:00:21 PM
another shit gay band riding the christian wave...

2/24/2009 9:01:08 PM
China city here we come!!!But to be honest I actucally want to see if the could make a better ablum then The Messengers which was pretty good except for all the fcking china lol

2/24/2009 9:40:50 PM
Thrill Seeker was their only good material. Messengers gave me panic attacks. threw that garbage out the window.

2/24/2009 10:22:14 PM
bluescreenofdeath 2/24/2009 9:40:50 PM Messengers gave me panic attacks. <--- If that album gave you panic attacks then hopefully their next album will make you kill yourself. Douche.

2/24/2009 11:04:34 PM
WE GET TO PLAY WITH THESE GUYS AT NEMF!!!!! fck YEAH!

2/24/2009 11:05:14 PM
bluescreenofdeath 2/24/2009 9:40:50 PM Thrill Seeker was their only good material.

2/24/2009 11:39:02 PM
fck this band. buncha gay pssys. and fck you gays that like them. this band is gayer than two dudes fckin.

2/25/2009 1:01:00 AM
Love this band, possibly one of the best bands to ever come out of Detroit, looking forward to this

2/25/2009 1:40:44 AM
Detroit? they're from PA, gay.

2/25/2009 2:58:03 AM
I'm stoked.

2/25/2009 8:57:06 AM
Sweet! another 10 songs that all sound the same!

2/25/2009 10:04:13 AM
Hail Jesus!

2/25/2009 10:45:09 AM
I support it. tehjezuzsux.

2/25/2009 11:45:39 AM
"August Burns Red's steady climb up the ranks of metal's future pioneers"....LOL!!!!!

2/25/2009 1:30:09 PM
if this album sounds anything like trivium, god forbid, sevendust or all that remains i will be incredibly disappointed

2/25/2009 2:37:08 PM
NEVER ONES TO TAKE A BREATHER aka "we have never stopped and thought about anything for too long."

2/26/2009 3:34:28 AM
this band is really good, actually. screw the haters.

2/26/2009 5:44:48 AM
i hate music

2/26/2009 9:19:16 AM
china-china-china-chinasnare-china-china-china-c
hinasnare-china-china-china-chinashare

2/28/2009 9:51:26 PM
i'm siked for this