“From start to finish, Leveler is exhilarating… the quintet’s strongest work to date. (4/5)” -ALTERNATIVE PRESS
June 13, 2011 – With little more than a week to go until the anxiously awaited release of AUGUST BURNS RED’s Leveler, the band continue to tease  fans by streaming yet another new track, entitled ‘Poor Millionaire’.

While the early buzz has been on the band’s introduction of new elements and expansion of their experimentation, ‘Poor Millionaire’ is a song that will appeal to both old and new fans alike.

Guitarist JB Brubaker explains: “While pushing the boundaries of ABR was important when writing Leveler, it was equally important us to not abandon what we as a band and what the fans think of as the ‘core ABR sound’ and that’s why songs like ‘Poor Millionaire’ are just as important to the album as more experimental tracks like ‘Internal Cannon'”

The track is debuting exclusively on the band’s website, and can be streamed here:

Stream ‘Poor Millionaire’ Here:

To say that Leveler is anticipated may just be an understatement as the three tracks the band has revealed in recent weeks have accumulated nearly half a million plays across various platforms – a testament to the scope of the band’s rabid fanbase and their willingness to grow with the band.

“The biggest risk we took on this album was not limiting ourselves to stay inside the standard metalcore box,” explains Brubaker. “If there was a part that didn’t sound like a traditional metalcore part we ran with it and made it as wild or unorthodox as we wanted.  I think that’s one of the advantages to being on your fourth album.  We have a dedicated group of listeners who are supportive of us trying new things and breaking some of the unwritten rules of metal.  It’s a luxury we are very thankful for and do not take for granted.”

A number of pre-order bundles are available now for Leveler in a variety of packages including the special edition and vinyl packages. Fans can choose bundles which include extras from a pre-order exclusive t-shirt to AUGUST BURNS RED baseball cards.

Preorder Leveler Here:


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.

For LevelerAUGUST BURNS RED re-teamed with super producer Jason Suecof, the man behind the boards on their 2009 breakout, Constellations, which landed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 and has sold more than 95,000 copies. The result is an album that pushes the band’s sonic boundaries in every direction, yet emerges as an unquestionably heavier album than its predecessor. It’s a game-changer, for ABR, and for fans of hard rock everywhere.

Early Praise for Leveler:

“From start to finish, Leveler is exhilarating… the quintet’s strongest work to date. (4/5)” -ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“AUGUST BURNS RED has done what I thought could not be accomplished. They have topped Constellations. This album is amazing on each and every imaginable level… All puns aside, this may be your album of the year. It maintains heaviness without sacrificing beauty. (5/5)” -THE NEW REVIEW

“Leveler finds AUGUST BURNS RED at the top of their game, succeeding from start to finish at creating what is arguably their strongest, and at times most ambitious, record to date. (4.5/5)” -REVIEW RINSE REPEAT

“[Leveler] is exactly what our music scene needs… With the combined skill of these five guys the sky doesn’t even seem to be the limit” –HOPECORE

“[AUGUST BURNS RED] have pushed the envelope and created another soon to be epic release (4/5)” -BAREBONES MUSIC NEWWORK

“AUGUST BURNS RED has been able to conquer with every release (3.5/4)” -DECOY MUSIC

“For years AUGUST BURNS RED have been pushing the boundaries of metalcore in a way that hasn’t been seen since As I Lay Dying first showed up on the scene… AUGUST BURNS RED still continues to be at the top of their game” -UNDER THE GUN REVIEW

Warped Tour

Jun 24 – Dallas TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion

Jen 25 – Houston TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park

Jun 26 – San Antonio TX @ AT&T Center

Jun 29 – Las Cruces NM @ NMSU Practice Field

Jun 30 – Las Vegas NM @ Plaza Hotel – Parking Lot

Jul 1 – Pomona CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jul 2 – Mountain View CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

Jul 3 -Ventura CA @ Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park

Jul 6 – Bonner Springs KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater

Jul 7 – Noblesville IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center

Jul 8 – Detroit MI @ Comerica Park

Jul 9 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Jul 10 – Shakopee MN @ Canterbury Park

Jul 12 – Darien Center NY @ Darien Lakes Fields

Jul 13 – Mansfield MA @ Comcast Center

Jul 14 – Scranton PA @ Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountain

Jul 15 – Mississauga ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall

Jul 16 – Montreal QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

Jul 17 – Hartford CT @ Comcast Theater

Jul 19 – Milwaukee WI @ Marcus Amphitheater

Jul 20 – Cleveland OH @ Blossom Music Center

Jul 21 – Camden NJ @ Susquehana Bank Center

Jul 22 – Burgettstown PA @ First Niagara Pavillion

Jul 23 – Uniondale NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Jul 24 – Oceanport NJ @ Monmouth Park Raceway

Jul 26 – Columbia MC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jul 27 – Virginia Beach VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Jul 28 – Charlotte NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Jul 29 – Orlando FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

Jul 30 – West Palm Beach FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

Jul 31 – St. Petersburg FL @ Vinoy Park

Aug 1 – Atlanta GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

Aug 2 – Cincinnati OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Aug 3 – St Louis MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug 4 – Council Bluffs IA @ Westfair Fairgrounds

Aug 5 – Denver CO @ Invesco Field at Mile High

Aug 6 – Salt Lake City UT @ Utah State Fairpark

Aug 7 – Phoenix AZ @ Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion

Aug 9 – San Diego CA @ Cricket Amphitheater

Aug 10 – Carson CA @ Cal State Dominguez Hills

Aug 11 – Marysville CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

Aug 12 – Nampa ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater

Aug 13 – George WA @ The Gorge Amphitheater

Aug 14 – Hilsboro OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds


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