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August Burns Red
August Burns Red [© Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

August Burns Red have unleashed the first single from their forthcoming album Death Below. The track “Ancestry” features a special guest performance by Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach. Stream the official music video below now.

Lead guitarist JB Brubaker says, “‘Ancestry’ is a complex and technical ABR track held together by perhaps the most painful and personal lyrics Jake has ever written,” says Brubaker. “I loved this song in every phase since its inception. From the instrumental rendition, to the lyrics and vocals being added, to finally bringing it all together with Jesse’s anthemic guest vocals, ‘Ancestry’ is a song we’ve been looking forward to sharing with the world for a long time.”

August Burns Red’s new studio album Death Below is due out on March 24 via Sharptone Records.

Fans can pre-order and pre-save now HERE.

Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage [© Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

“It’s no secret that the past few years have been extremely dark and challenging,” says Brubaker. “Death Below is here as a result of that time in each our lives and the emotions that came with it. We were motivated by uncertainty, fear, outrage, and triumph. I feel this is the darkest, most personal album we’ve ever written, and I couldnt be more proud of what the five of us made together.”

The album will be available on CD, Signed CD, Smoked Black Cassette, Pomegranate Vinyl, Raspberry Vinyl, and Cataract Vinyl. The album features several special guest performances from the likes of Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Jason Richardson (ex-Born of Osiris, ex-Chelsea Grin), JT Cavey (ERRA), and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath). Death Below is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed LP Guardians.