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 video for “Bones.”


The video for ‘Bones’ is possibly the coolest music video we’ve ever done,” says Rambler. “It takes the song title quite literally, and creates an awesome and visually stunning video. It was a weird video for us to shoot, because for the vast majority of it we had to stand perfectly still, so all of the x-ray and other effects could line up properly. That’s definitely a departure from a usual music video where you are supposed to bang your head as hard as possible all day long. We’ve been at this for a while so our old ‘Bones’ (wink) were happy for the change of pace.


ABR’s eighth full length, Guardians, is out now on Fearless Records. Check out the Apple Musictrack-by-track rundown here. The album has received acclaim from Forbes, Alternative Press, Loudwire, Billboard, which dubbed Guardians “their heaviest album yet,” and Substream. The band also appeared on the MetalSucks podcast and spoke to Metal Injection about navigating the COVID-19 situation.


On the Australian Front, here’s what people are saying about the record – Wall of Sound said that “August Burns Red seem to deliver outstanding records, one after the other. If you’re not yet a fan, it is never too late to experience what you have been missing out on and join the party.“, said that “There is truly something for everyone on their seventh record, pulling influences from every previous era of the metalcore band’s history.” and Hysteria Mag stating that “Right now we need a Defender, and August Burns Red are here to take the mantle.


Following the seminal Messengers [2007] and Constellations [2009], 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.


August Burns Red’s eighth full length, Guardians, is out now through Fearless Records/Caroline Australia. The album is available for purchase/streaming here.



Watch ‘Bones’ Below:




1. “The Narrative”
2. “Bones”
3. “Paramount”
4. “Defender”
5. “Lighthouse”
6. “Dismembered Memory”
7. “Ties That Bind”
8. “Bloodletter”
9. “Extinct by Instinct”
10. “Empty Heaven”
11. “Three Fountains”