Solid State Records have unveiled “Fault Line”, the first new August Burns Red track taken from their upcoming new album, titled Rescue & Restore. The June 25th release can be pre-ordered here. Watch the lyric video below.
May 14, 2013 – Only days after letting the world in on the title, cover art and June 25th release date for their fifth full-length album, Rescue & Restore, AUGUST BURNS RED are unveiling preorder options for the album and pulling the covers off a lyric video for “Fault Line,” the first track to be revealed from the upcoming release.
“Fault Line” is a scorching track that sounds every bit like a trademark AUGUST BURNS RED song, while simultaneously giving hints of the expanded sound that characterizes the new album.
“’Fault Line’ is a staple sounding ABR song,” explains guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker. “It’s a good place to start when whetting people’s appetites for Rescue & Restore.”
Rescue & Restore is available to fans in a number of preorder packages from a standalone CD package to album/tshirt bundles. The album is available on limited edition vinyl in a number of colors as well as in an exclusive vinyl boxset.
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.”