Thrill Seeker

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Thrill Seeker
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 8, 2005
Genre Metalcore
Label Solid State
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz
August Burns Red chronology
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Thrill Seeker

Thrill Seeker is the debut studio album by American metalcore band August Burns Red. It was released on November 8, 2005, through Solid State Records and was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz. A music video was released for the opening track "Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins". [1]


Thrill Seeker is the band's only release to feature both original bassist Jordan Tuscan and vocalist Josh McManness, as they both would later depart from the band the following year with Dustin Davidson and Jake Luhrs taking their positions respectively. An unreleased track, "Pride & Humility", was featured on This is Solid State Vol. 6.

In 2020, the band celebrated the album's 15th anniversary with a virtual livestream concert, with no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They performed the album in its entirety, featuring a guest appearance from McManness, performing lead vocals on "Consumer", followed by an encore of songs from Messengers . This performance was later made available to stream as an album.

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AbsolutePunk 88% [2]
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Track listing

1."Your Little Suburbia Is in Ruins"3:58
2."Speech Impediment"4:01
4."Too Late for Roses"3:19
6."The Reflective Property"3:51
7."A Wish Full of Dreams"2:58
9."A Shot Below the Belt"4:10
10."Eve of the End" (instrumental)3:09
11."The Seventh Trumpet"8:12
Total length:44:46


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  3. "August Burns Red, "Thrill Seeker" Review".