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 released their latest full-length, Guardians, through Fearless Records. The album impressively debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums chart, the Rock Albums chart, and the Vinyl Albums chart upon release – all despite the coronavirus pandemic shuttering their ability to tour. You know, the thing the metalcore band is known for. Shout out to our friends at Music Mayhem for dropping this knowledge on us.
We also chatted with vocalist Jake Luhrs about the album recently, and some of his favorite young bands too. Jake even spoke about the probability of getting Leveler in an instrumental version:
I guess it is coming up on ten years for Leveler! I would put my money on getting a Guardians instrumental; we like to get people into the genre without (the detraction of) my voice.