August Burns Red have revealed details for their upcoming album ‘Leveler.’ The album will be released on June 21st. It will be available in both regular and deluxe editions. Guitarist JB Brubaker says,
For the bonus tracks on the deluxe editions, we were able to collaborate with some close friends and amazing musicians. Our friends in the post rock band BELLS did an amazing job reworking our song ‘Pangaea’ and making it into something completely different. It sounds absolutely huge and we love it. Our close friend, Zach Veilleux, a virtuoso piano player, shredded a piano rendition of our song ‘Boys of Fall.’ Dustin and I recorded an acoustic version of our song ‘Internal Cannon’ with some mariachi flare and a ridiculous guitar solo courtesy of Jason Suecof. Finally, we threw in one of the original midi tracks from the Leveler writing process to give everyone an idea of how our songs sound before they get recorded. It’s pure 1988 Nintendo bliss.
The artwork for the album was created by artist Jordan Crane. Brubaker says,
What we were going for with the cover was an image of a house that had been destroyed by a natural disaster. The cover depicts a house that has been leveled by something like a hurricane. You can see the trees in the background are bent sideways from enduring strong winds. There are a bunch of chickens in the foreground who have come out of hiding to continue on with their daily activities. The chickens represent the calm after the storm. They represent life and the promise of a new day. The art has a real indie-rock vibe to it, which I like because while we’re obviously not an indie band, we’re not a typical metal band either.
2. Internal Cannon
4. Cutting The Ties
6. Carpe Diem
7. 740 Nights
8. Salt & Light
9. Poor Millionaire
11. Boys Of Fall
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
13. Internal Cannon (acoustic)
14. Pangaea (performed by Bells)
15. Boys Of Fall (performed by Zachary Veilleux)
16. Empire (midi)