Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) On Possible Project With Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin): “If He Wants To Do That, I’ve Already Said Yes”

Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) and Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) previously talked about starting a band together and now, during an interview with Pozzo Live, Sturm discussed the possibility of a new project once again. She said the following:

“If he wants to do that, I’ve already said yes to doing it, so I guess it depends on finding his availability too. I find that when I do interviews, a lot of times people will say he’s not sure if I wanna talk about it, but I feel the same way — I’m not sure if he wants to talk about it, ’cause I’m not sure where he’s at with it. But he’ll text me randomly and be, like, ‘We’re gonna make the best album.’ And I’m, like, ‘Okay. Whenever you want to.’ So I’m just kind of waiting on him to let me know. That’s kind of why we waited to put our album out, because we thought maybe we would be doing stuff with him… But it’s taken a while. [So] we’ll see what happens with him. Whenever he’s ready.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Belle And The Dragon (Flyleaf, P.O.D.) Premiere “Wrestle (With The Devil)” Video

Belle And The Dragon, the band featuring Flyleaf’s Sameer Bhattacharya and Pat Seals, P.O.D.’s Noah “Wuv” Bernardo, and producer Dave Hidek, have premiered a new video for their new song “Wrestle (With The Devil).” This track is from their debut album “Birthrights,” which will be released on January 17. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they will be making their live debut during this year’s ShipRocked cruise.

Breaking Benjamin Reveal Details For New Album “Aurora”

Breaking Benjamin have announced that their new album “Aurora” will be released on January 24. The effort will feature one new song and a number of reimagined versions of tracks from the band’s catalog. The following guests also contributed to the record: Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace), Scooter Ward (Cold), Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), and Michael Barnes (Red).

“Aurora” Track Listing:

01. “So Cold”
02. “Failure” (feat. Michael Barnes)
03. “Far Away” (feat. Scooter Ward of Cold)
04. “Angels Fall”
05. “Red Cold River” (feat. Spencer Chamberlain)
06. “Tourniquet”
07. “Dance With The Devil” (feat. Adam Gontier)
08. “Never Again”
09. “Torn In Two”
10. “Dear Agony” (feat. Lacey Sturm)

Frontman Benjamin Burnley and all of the album’s special guests commented:

Burnley:

“This album is a celebration of our incredible fans; for those who have been there since hearing ‘So Cold‘ for the first time in 2004, and the new ones who have joined us on this amazing journey along the way. We’ve always shared a unique emotional connection to our music with our fans, and this album attributes to those dark times and euphoric ones. From wherever you joined along the road to Aurora, this one is for you. Thank you.”

Sturm:

“I love the mystical kind of lyrics that a thousand different people can sing and each person feels like it was written just for them and what they are going through. This is the magic of Breaking Benjamin songs that I love. Ben asked me to sing on this acoustic version of ‘Dear Agony‘ at a time when singing the lyrics sliced through me in a deeply prophetic way. It was a revelatory and healing experience. I’m so thankful.”

Ward:

“I’m very honored and blessed to be a part of such a beautiful song and project. Ben’s writing has had a special place in our hearts for many years. Thankful to be a part of this.”

Gontier:

“Ben asked me to be a part of this record, and of course I said yes. We’ve been close friends for over 20 years, and Breaking Benjamin has been a big influence on me over the years. I’m REALLY stoked that Ben and I have finally found a way to get our voices on a track together. Also, ‘Dance With the Devil‘ is one of my favorite songs by anyone. Ever.”

Chamberlain:

“Touring with Breaking Benjamin was not only one of my favorite tours we’ve done in years but we also left the tour with life long friends. Being asked to sing on ‘Red Cold River‘ was very flattering and a complete honor. I love these guys as musicians and as people, I’m honored to be a small part of their journey.”

Barnes:

“I was honored to be a part of Breaking Benjamin’s new acoustic record along side so many other amazing singers – can’t wait to hear the whole thing!”

As previously reported, you can catch Breaking Benjamin on tour with Korn early next year.

Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) Confirms That Her And Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) Are Talking About Starting A New Band

As previously reported, Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) recently said that he was talking to Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) about starting a new band. Now, during an interview with CCM Magazine, Sturm has confirmed the news herself.

Sturm said the following:

“There’s definitely things we’re thinking about, like a new album. There’s been talk about starting a band with the singer from BREAKING BENJAMIN, Ben Burnley. That’s exciting… I saw Ben and his wife on the road, and we had a conversation. I actually showed him ‘Reflect Love Back’, the soundtrack, the acoustic album, and he loved it. Then he talked with me about singing on his acoustic album, which just came out — singing on ‘Dear Agony’, which I think is one of their best songs… when I listened to the lyrics, I just was like, ‘This is Jesus in the Garden,’ and I just started crying. That’s how I knew I should do it. When I was in the studio with Ben, I was like, ‘Let me tell you about your song.’ He goes, ‘Are you going to preach to me?’ I’m like, ‘Do you want me to preach to you?’ He’s, like, ‘Yeah.’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m not going to preach to you. You preached to me. Let me show you the lyrics in your song,’ and I went through the lyrics and showed him what it said to me. He goes, ‘How’d you turn my rock song into a Jesus song?'”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Clarifies Solo Album Rumors

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch recently revealed that he was working on a new album with a number a special guests and many assumed it was going to be a solo release. However, he has since confirmed to the “BREWtally Speaking Podcast” that the effort is actually a new Love And Death album.

Welch said the following:

“It’s gonna be the Love And Death record, I’m just gonna have some guests on there. We’ll see how all ends up. You plan and then you try your best and whatever happens. Some songs might not make it, we’ll see, but it’s 80% done, and yea Breaking Benjamin guitar players [Jasen Rauch] on it.

I was talking to Spencer [Chamberlain] from Underoath, since we’re hanging out with them a lot on this tour, and Lacey Flyleaf. Ben [Burnley] from Breaking Benjamin said he wants to sing on it, but I think getting him to do anything is really hard if it’s not Breaking Benjamin, so we’ll see. It’s just gonna be Love & Death, but just a new thing we’re doing, just collaborations, that’s all. It just sounded fun, so we’re gonna go for it.”

[via The PRP]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Recruits Breaking Benjamin, Ex-Flyleaf, Etc. Members For New Solo Album

During a recent interview with “Good Company”, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch revealed that he is “almost done” with his new solo album and that it will feature several guests. He said the following:

“I’m working with Jasen [Rauch] from BREAKING BENJAMIN. And I’m talking to Spencer [Chamberlain] from UNDEROATH about possibly doing something. And Lacey [Sturm] from FLYLEAF… She is singing on a cover song, but I can’t tell you which song it is. It’s gotta be a surprise.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Benjamin Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) & Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) Have Been “Talking About” Starting A New Project Together

Benjamin Burnley recently confirmed that Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) will be guesting on Breaking Benjamin’s new acoustic album and now it looks like they may collaborate even further in the future. During an interview on Cutter’s RockCast, Burnley revealed that the two have been “talking about” starting a new project together.

Burnley said the following:

“I don’t know if she’d be mad at me for saying anything about it, but me and Lacey have been talking about doing another band, putting a band together. We just wanna do, like, a record… We’ve been talking a bit here and there about it. It’d just be something different. I think that’d be really cool.”

He went on to say that he has been friends with Sturm for over 10 years:

“One of the first tours, I think, they [FLYLEAF] ever did — not the first, but one of the first tours they did ever — was with us. And it was a lot of fun. It was a lot different back in those days. Enough success to have fun, but not overboard, and it was all new and everything. And she was always really cool; the whole band was always really, really cool.

When I first heard them, FLYLEAF, I was really blown away by her inflection and her style. If you think I’m unique [as a singer], she is one hundred percent unique — but in a good way. Sometimes singers that are unique, for me… I don’t wanna put anybody down, but sometimes people are different just to be different — it’s not really good; it’s just different. But she’s different and… [she’s doing] her own thing.

She’s a really positive person and she does put off a positive vibe, which is really refreshing, especially for me — [since] I can be a negative person. She’s just a really nice, sweet, genuine person. Singing-wise, I really respect her.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Underoath, Ex-Flyleaf, Ex-Three Days Grace, Etc. Members To Guest On Breaking Benjamin’s New Acoustic Album

It looks like Breaking Benjamin’s upcoming acoustic album will feature a number of special guests. During an interview with HardDrive Radio, Benjamin Burnley confirmed that the effort will include guest vocals from Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace), and Michael Barnes (Red).

Burnley said the following about the acoustic tracks:

“They all have orchestration on ’em — like, full orchestra on ’em. And then there’s four that have guest vocalists that [are] really, really amazing. They did so good. I have Lacey Sturm — she used to be the singer for Flyleaf — she’s doing a song with me called ‘Dear Agony‘… She was great. She nailed it, man. And she’s so fun to work with, too. She just nails it every time. And she’s such an incredible singer. So she did that.

And then Spencer from Underoath did ‘Red Cold River‘. And then Adam Gontier, the original singer for Three Days Grace, he did a song called ‘Dance With The Devil‘ with me. And then Mike, the singer for Red, did ‘Failure‘ with me.”

He also added:

“[They’re] all are friends of mine. So I just was, like, ‘How can we put some more of an original spin on this so it’s not just a remake of things? So that’s what I came up with. And I tried to get a couple of more too, but it was a time thing. These guys, more so than anything, they’re my friends. So that’s what’s cool about it to me — that they’re my friends on a record with me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf) To Release Debut Solo Album “Life Screams” In February

Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf) has revealed that she will be releasing her debut solo album, titled “Life Screams,” on February 12. The first single, “Impossible,” was premiered on SiriusXM’s Octane back in November, and is available digitally.

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