August Burns Red keep on coming back with more and more surprises!
Today they have dropped a brand new song, the fast and frantic 'Icarus'.
Throwing in some punk intensity to their already raucous metalcore sound, it's yet another brilliant piece of music from one of the scene's most consistent and chaotic bands.
Bassist Dustin Davidson had this to say about the track:
"'Icarus' was a b-side from Guardians because it just didn't fit the vibe of the album. I'm happy that our fans can hear it now because it's riffy and super fun to play on guitar. It's the first ABR song that I've sung on, and for fans of my side project, Best Case Scenario, I think you'll hear the influence sprinkled throughout this one."
Check it out below:
The track is set to appear on 'The Guardian Sessions', which is set for release on April 16 via Fearless Records.
Guitarist JB Brubaker had this to say about it:
"The Guardians Sessions EP was put together on the foundation of two songs: 'Standing in the Storm' and 'Icarus. Those songs were recorded in September of 2019 when we were finishing up our album Guardians. Both tracks got cut from the record, as we had too much material and they were the black sheep of the group. When all touring was shut down in March of 2020, we began working on a couple of cover songs and re-imagined versions of some songs from Guardians. Those songs were recorded in the summer of 2020. We wanted to be productive with our downtime and work on a project that would be fun for both us and our fans."
The full tracklisting for the EP looks like this:
01. Standing in the Storm
03. Chop Suey!
05. Paramount (Reprise)
06. Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)
You can hear 'Standing In the Storm' right here:
Here's their cover of System Of A Down's 'Chop Suey!':
Here's their take on the Westworld theme song:
And here's their reprised version of 'Extinct By Instinct':