Win 1 of 5 Copies of August Burns Red 'Rescue & Restore'

Win 1 of 5 Copies of August Burns Red 'Rescue & Restore'

Slated for release on June 28, 2013 via Solid State/Shock, August Burns Red’s latest album, Rescue & Restore, is a colossal effort that turns a critical eye to the metalcore 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 guitarist and principal songwriter JB 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 realise that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple of 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.

August Burns Red are not afraid to branch out, weaving in elements of punk, indie and rock. Throughout the album’s 11 tracks, the band artfully blend piano, cello, violin, trumpet and various percussive instruments into their sonic arsenal.

The band has played on stages across the world, from the U.S. to Europe, Japan to Australia, South America and more while also appearing at such renowned festivals as the UK’s Download Festival and Warped Tour, which they join again in 2013 as a main stage act.

August Burns Red cemented their status in the metalcore scene with the June 2011 release of their fourth studio album, Leveler, which rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts - debuting at #11 on the Billboard 200 in addition to entering the charts as the #1 Hard Rock album and #2 Rock album.

With Rescue & Restore, August Burns Red have proven that it is possible to reshape music in a way that challenges listeners, reinvigorates fans and puts art first.
With every album we want to get better as musicians, as songwriters, as performers. We all genuinely love what we are doing and that is great motivation to always try to improve and expand,” Brubaker says. “I think our best days are still ahead.”