Breaking Benjamin sets release date for new album
Breaking Benjamin has set April 13th as the release date for its sixth studio album, Ember. Speaking about the LP, founder and frontman Ben Burnley said, "People have always really liked the heavier side of the band. I think that's what they sort of gravitate towards. But we also make sure to explore our melodic and softer side too." He added, "We just tried to make it more extreme -- the softer side on this album is really soft, and the heavy side is really heavy. We decided to give everybody what they want to the furthest degree."
Burnley told us a while back that having a diverse sound has always been one key to Breaking Benjamin's success: "We just wanted to not make the same record twice, and our thing has always been, like, you know how every band has, like, a theme? Our theme is just to be -- like, every song sounds so different. Some don't, but there's some extreme things that you wouldn't even think it was the same band."
- A new song from the album, "Feed The Wolf," is now being streamed online.
- The first single from Ember, "Red Cold River," already has 2.5 million streams and is Number 13 at rock radio after three weeks. The video has over 600,000 views.
- Ember is the follow-up to 2015's Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 chart and yielded three chart-topping singles with "Failure," "Angels Fall" and "Never Again."
- Breaking Benjamin is currently on a U.S. arena tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine that pulls into Biloxi, Mississippi on Wednesday (January 31st).