Though the focus appears to be on celebrating the 10th anniversary of Constellations this year, August Burns Red are actually looking forward to new music.

Speaking with Radioactive Mike Z of 96.7 KCAL-FM’s Wired in the Empire, August Burns Red singer Jake Luhrs offered an update on the progress of their new music.

“We’ve been working pretty hard on writing,” said the singer. “We’re definitely excited about the direction and the growth that August Burns Red is going. We’re going to still keep it real aggressive and heavy, but I think there’s a lot of cool, different dynamics.”

He went on to add, “The direction that the band is going as far as songwriters is really kind of cool, and I think it’s going to be a little bit more the ability to digest the music – not saying that it’s going to get any more simplified per se, but it’s going to be easier for the listener to really grasp what’s going on.”

Luhrs explained, “A lot of times on previous albums, we’ve decided to go off to a place where it’s very progressive and really outside the box. We’ve played with that a little bit, and it’s really cool, because if you listen to all the albums … they’re not the same. This record, you can see the growth and see the changes. I think it’s really important for us to continue to do that.”

While work has begun, touring is currently the focus for the band. They’re currently out on the road with shows booked into mid-August on this leg, with a fall tour starting in October. See all their dates here.

August Burns Red’s Jake Lurhs Speaks With K-CAL 96.7’s Radioactive Mike Z

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