US metalcore five-piece August Burns Red have updated fans on the progress of their upcoming fifth studio album. The band describe the yet-to-be-titled full-length as having "a lot of meat to sink your teeth into," incorporating a wide variety of instruments including cello, bongos and tambourines. Tracking for the album is scheduled to finish by the end of this week, with lead vocalist Jake Ruhrs still yet to be recorded.
Read the full statement from the band below:
"Hey everyone, I wanted to update you on where we are currently at with the recording of our 5th full length album. We officially started tracking about a month ago and by the end of this week we will be completely finished with the tracking phase of the album. Dustin wrapped up bass yesterday and Matt just put the finishing touches on his drums by sprinkling some overdubs (tambourine, shakers, conga, etc) over a bunch of songs. JB and Brent wrapped up all their guitars last week and Jake will be done recording vocals in a couple days.
What does all this mean? Well, we are nearly done with the hard work aspect of this album and can get into the mixing, which is the fun stuff. While nearly all the elements are in place, the levels of each instrument are all over the place. We’ll be spending all of next week mixing the album and making sure it sounds awesome. After working on this intensely for the last few months, we are beyond excited to hear all the elements come together.
I’m terrible at describing our music so I’ll just say that this album is going to be a really fun listen with a lot of meat to sink your teeth into. We can’t wait for you to hear it!
Thanks for caring,