August Burns Red Are "Paramount" — LISTEN
AUGUST BURNS RED SHARE NEW SONG “PARAMOUNT” — LISTEN
NEW ALBUM GUARDIANS ARRIVES APRIL 3 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet AUGUST BURNS RED —JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]—have just shared the new song “Paramount.” Listen here.
The track appears on ABR’s upcoming eighth full length, Guardians, out April 3 on Fearless Records.
“‘Paramount’ is one of my favorite songs from Guardians,” says Brubaker. “It has that classic ABR sound with a bunch of tempo changes and different time signatures. But there’s a recurring melody that glues the whole song together. I think this is a song that longtime fans of the band are going to love.”
Greiner further explains, “At times over the last several years, I felt indifferent and uninterested towards the things that used to fuel me. I learned there is actually meaning in suffering. It’s not random and without purpose. I found that the more I faced the fire, the more empathetic I became towards other people who are also hurting. I found meaning in the pain and stopped running from it. That’s what ‘Paramount’ is about.”
Listen to “Bones,” which premiered via SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal, here.
The band also shared the comic book-inspired video for the new song “Defender.” Watch + listen here.
Check out August Burns Red’s new feature over at Forbes.
GUARDIANS TRACK LISTING:
“Ties That Bind”
“Extinct by Instinct”
ABOUT AUGUST BURNS RED:
Following the seminal Messengers  and Constellations , August Burns Red infiltrated the mainstream via 2015’s Found In Far Away Places. The latter stood out as their second straight #9 bow on the Billboard Top 200, in addition to garnering the group its first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Identity.” The momentum increased with the arrival of Phantom Anthem in 2017. Marking the group’s fourth Top 20 debut on the Billboard Top 200, it paved the way for their second “Best Metal Performance” GRAMMY® nod for “Invisible Enemy.” The record ushered their career streams past the 100 million-mark as it earned four-out-of-five stars from the likes of Alternative Press and Kerrang! Between sold-out shows worldwide, ABR continued a 15-year tradition of holiday shows by launching the Christmas Burns Red Festival. Now, their 2020 eighth full-length, Guardians [Fearless Records], sees them not only preserve but perfect their DNA-distinct and definitive sound.