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August Burns Red have just dropped a new single off their upcoming album Guardians. The new track is titled “Bones.”

Previously, upon the announcement of their upcoming eighth LP, August Burns Red unleashed the first single “Defenders.”

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Last year, the band announced they were working on their eighth album with a teaser video. Following that, August Burns Red officially announced their new album Guardians with the ripping single and video for “Defenders.”

Now, August Burns Red are dropping a feisty new single called “Bones.”

“‘Bones’ is a song about taking a step back and realizing that we need to preserve different cultures…even ones you may not agree with,” the band says. “Musically, it’s thrashy and hopefully catchy enough to be stuck in your head for days.”

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“Bones” delivers on the promise of still got going soft. It’s four minutes and twenty of seconds of headbanging pleasure. Check it out below.

“Bones” by August Burns Red Lyrics 

We built this new resistance to help keep our distance. Don’t feel bad for us. We are content in this new existence. We may never remember what is was like. Everything was better then you arrived. You carved your scars, and left everything fending to survive.

We made a deal with the devil disguised as help. We made a deal with the devil. We should have trusted ourselves. You imposed your will, and we’re left wondering why. You’re not here to gain knowledge. We caught you in your lie. We aren’t the kind to stand up. We aren’t the kind to rebel.

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People can change, especially when they’ve been through hell. It’s in our bones to be benevolent. It’s in our souls to be of service. We’ll be nursed back to health, no longer a shell of our former selves. With our resolution we’ll find the infiltration.

Now your deception will be annihilated. You tried to increase your reach, but now the levees are breached. You got swallowed up by the people of the sea. It’s in our bones to be benevolent. It’s in our souls to be of service. Halfway is not somewhere we will ever meet.

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Guitarist JB Brubaker revealed that the Guardians is one of their most collaborative pieces yet.

Guardians is the culmination of a complete and total team effort,” he states. “Dustin [Davidson] and I collaborated musically more than we ever have before. Jake [Luhrs] and Brent collaborated vocally more than they ever have before. Matt [Greiner] bounced more drum ideas off of us than we could even comprehend.”

“It was the most time we’ve ever spent in the studio on one album. We’re all so proud of this record, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Guardians by August Burns Red drops April 3 via Fearless Records and is available to preorder here.

Check out the full tracklisting below.

Guardians tracklisting

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”

August Burns Red hit the road with Killswitch Engage this spring. Tickets are available here and dates are below.

Dates:

3/10 — Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
3/11 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
3/13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
3/14 — Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
3/15 — Raleigh, NC @ Ritz
3/17 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/18 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
3/20 — Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
3/21 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/21 — San Antonio, TX @ Vibes
3/23 — Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
3/24 — Los Angeles @ The Wiltern

3/25 — Riverside, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
3/26 — San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
3/28 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
3/29 — Boise, ID @ Revolution
3/31 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
4/01 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore
4/03 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore
4/04 — Chicago, IL @ Radius
4/05 — Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
4/06 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel
4/08 — Montreal, QC @ MTelus
4/10 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre
4/11 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5
4/12 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Tell us what you think about “Bones” in the comments below!

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