MUSIC NEWS: August Burns Red Announce ‘Guardians Sessions’ EP & Release New Single ‘Icarus’

August Burns Red have announced their new EP Guardians Sessions, set for release on 16th April 2021 via Fearless Records. The EP features B-sides, covers and reimagined tracks, which were recorded during the sessions of the band’s 2020 album Guardians and beyond. 

“The Guardians Sessions EP was put together on the foundation of two songs: Standing in the Storm and Icarus,” says lead guitarist JB Brubaker. “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.”

In light of the announcement August Burns Red have released Icarus, which features a clean vocal cameo from the band’s bassist Dustin Davidson

“Icarus was a B-side from Guardians because it just didn’t fit the vibe of the album,” Davidson explains. “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.”

Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Icarus HERE

August Burns Red‘s new EP Guardians Sessions is available to pre-order HERE

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