Breaking Benjamin – “Aurora”

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Jun 192020
 

Breaking Benjamin is a American rock band founded by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel back in 1999. Besides significant line up changes and the release of a compilation album amid the hiatus, Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin (2011), unauthorized by Burnley, brought about legal trouble within the band resulting in the dismissal of Fink and Klepask. Also in 2013 Szeliga announced his departure in citing creative differences. Amidst all of this Breaking Benjamin musical style and lyrical content have remained consistent throughout. Burnley serves as the primary composer and lead vocalist since the band’s inception. The band is known for its formulaic hard rock tendencies played off of angst-heavy lyrics, swelling choruses, and “crunching” guitars. Also in the United States, Breaking Benjamin have sold over 7 million albums  and have yielded three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records, and several certified singles, including two multi-platinum, two platinum, and five gold. The band has also produced one number one record on the Billboard 200. That is quite a repertoire to maintain especially in the modern day music environment.

The latest release on offer from Breaking Benjamin is the compilation album entitled, Aurora which was released on January 24, 2020, by Hollywood Records. It consists of a collection of semi-acoustic, and reimagined versions of previously released songs, plus one new song. The lead single “Far Away” features Scooter Ward from Cold, which was released December 6, 2019. The album also includes guest appearances from Lacey Sturm (formerly of Flyleaf), Michael Barnes of Red, Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia, and Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath.

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Apr 152020
 

Breaking Benjamin has released the official music video for its song ‘Dear Agony‘, featuring a guest appearance by Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf). The track is taken from Breaking Benjamin‘s latest album, “Aurora”, a collection of reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs and one new song, “Far Away”“Aurora” also includes special guests Scooter Ward (Cold), Michael Barnes (Red) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few.

Last summer, Breaking Benjamin‘s founder/frontman Ben Burnley told “Cutter’s RockCast” that he had been friends with Sturm for more than 10 years. “And 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,” he said. “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.

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Jan 252020
 

Breaking Benjamin has just released “Aurora”, a collection of reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs and one new song, ‘Far Away’, featuring Scooter Ward from Cold, the video for which also released yesterday and was directed by the band’s longtime director/collaborator Kyle Cogan. “Aurora” also includes special guests Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Michael Barnes (RED) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few.

Speaking about “Aurora”, Breaking Benjamin‘s founder/frontman Ben Burnley had this to say: “‘Aurora’ is a collection of some of our fans’ favorite songs as well as ours. We wanted to take songs that mean something important to them and re-imagine them with new life.”

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Jan 102020
 

A new version of the Breaking Benjamin song “Red Cold River”, taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Aurora”, can be streamed below.

“Aurora” will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Scooter Ward (Cold) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few.

Speaking about “Aurora”Breaking Benjamin’s‘s founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: “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.”

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Nov 032019
 

A new version of the Breaking Benjamin song ‘So Cold‘, taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Aurora”, can be streamed below.

“Aurora” will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Scooter Ward (Cold) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few.

Speaking about “Aurora”Breaking Benjamin’s‘s founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: “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.”

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