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.

Red Cover Fuel’s “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”

Red have released a cover of Fuel’s “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).” This track is from the band’s new EP “The Evening Hate,” which will be released on November 1. Michael Barnes commented:

“We all love music and are old enough to have some pretty big favorites over the years, but when Anthony [Armstrong] suggested ‘Hemorrhage’, we all agreed and loved the song. It actually came together rather quickly and as an added bonus we were able to work with the original producer of the song on our version.”

In Flames Announce North American Tour With Red & Arrival Of Autumn

In Flames have announced a fall North American tour. Red and Arrival Of Autumn will open.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Wichita, KS – Wave
11/03 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Rockwell
11/06 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/07 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/08 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
11/09 Reno, NV – Cargo
11/10 Chico, CA – The Senator
11/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/14 Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom
11/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/17 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Stop
11/19 Calgary, AB – Palace
11/20 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/22 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
11/23 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/26 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/27 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/28 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
12/03 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Bell
12/04 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
12/05 Portland, ME – Aura
12/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/07 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
12/08 NYC, NY – SONY Hall
12/10 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
12/11 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
12/12 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
12/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
12/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
12/16 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
12/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
12/19 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
12/20 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n Grill

In other news, In Flames have also shared a new lyric video for “Follow Me” off their latest album “I, The Mask”:

Red Premiere New Song “From The Ashes”

Red have premiered a new song titled “From The Ashes.” You can find a lyric video for that below:

Bassist Randy Armstrong commented:

“‘From The Ashes’ reflects on where our minds can go when we’ve hit the bottom. You’ve been written off, left out in the cold because the world doesn’t care about your situation and nothing in the past matters much today. It’s about having the motivation to rise and turn your failure and mistakes into success and survival.”

On another note, the band also have the following dates booked:

08/24 Muncie, IN – Rise Up and Conquer Music Festival Tickets
08/25 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20
08/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/28 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
08/29 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
08/30 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
08/31 Fitchburg, WI – Taste of Madison
09/05 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub
09/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
09/07 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/10 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
09/11 Huntsville, AL – SideTracks Music Hall
09/12 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
09/14 Shippensburg, PA – Shippensburg Community Fairgrounds (Uprise Festival)
10/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/03 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/04 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
10/05 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/06 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
10/19 Betzdorf, GER – CVJM Loud and Proud Festival

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]

Red Premiere “The Evening Hate” Video

Red have premiered a new video for their new song “The Evening Hate” via Loudwire. The track is named after the phrase coined by World War I frontline trench soldiers in 1915 regarding the relentless enemy bombing.

Bassist Randy Armstrong commented:

“While we all experience or witness hate throughout life, whether it be physical, mental or emotional, we all have the ability to crawl out and rise above such a tremendous adversary, hell bent on division and destruction. Without hate, the world would never know what true love really is.

After beginning a war against an evil that wanted to control us all in the last video, ‘The Evening Hate’ picks up right where that left off. The song itself is about relentless hate that never ends, and what better way to depict hate than through war…The video is a fitting representation in that it depicts the chaos of conflict and the hate that fuels it. It’s up to us to crawl out of the hate and press on. The world would never know what true love is if hate didn’t exist.”