August Burns Red have announced that their follow-up to 2009’s breakthrough, Constellations, on June 21, 2011. The new album will be titled Leveler. You can read their official press release below:
Genre giants AUGUST BURNS RED are poised to release one of the most anxiously awaited metal albums of 2011 – a colossal effort entitled Leveler – available in stores and online June 21st.
For Leveler, AUGUST BURNS RED re-teamed with super producer Jason Suecof, the man behind the board on their 2009 breakout, Constellations. The result is an album that pushes the band’s sonic boundaries in every direction, and yet is an unquestionably heavier album than its predecessor.
“Putting out a fourth record is a little scary because we obviously have our sound figured out at this point, but we don’t want to put out a record that just sounds like a redux of our previous albums,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “Our tastes are always evolving as musicians and we’ve been motivated to progress as a band and push ABR in different directions, while maintaining the characteristics that made us the band we are in the first place.”
AUGUST BURNS RED will take to the road as a mainstage act on this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour, which will deliver them to almost every major market in North America to bring Leveler’s sonic spectacle directly to fans.
Leveler, the band’s fourth studio album, is the follow up to ABR’s breakout hit Constellations, which made waves when it landed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200. The lauded third album – whose sales have soared past 90,000 – established in no uncertain terms that AUGUST BURNS RED was a leader of its genre, a band that quietly outsold, outdrew and garnered more praise than peers who’d been gracing magazine covers for years. It’s not so quiet anymore.