Though their upcoming summer tour dates are certainly in question with the coronavirus pandemic spreading seemingly by the day, Breaking Benjamin’s recent tour with Korn was a huge success. Sporting massive crowds night in and night out, the tour was one of the biggest rock events of 2020 early on.
However, a solid lineup wasn’t the only thing that was notable about the sold-out tour. Similarly-styled Starset, who recently released their 3rd album Divisions last year to solid reviews, are based out of Columbus, Ohio – so Starset’s acclaimed vocalist Dustin Bates joined the band on stage to perform “Breath”. To nobody’s surprise, the crowd absolutely loved it, and we think you will too. Give the 2006 Phobia hit a watch below. While the band toured together previously years ago, we also think it would be a great idea if it happened again.
Chart-topping rock band 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 today 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.”
With the band’s new acoustic/reimagined record Aurora dropping 2 weeks from today, anticipation for Breaking Benjamin’s new material has reached a fever pitch. Now, the band has finally released one of the more exciting songs on the reimagined album, “Red Cold River”. The song also features Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain, as BB vocalist Benjamin Burnley and Chamberlain duel over an arguably superior version of the song (which originally appeared on their album Ember). The album, which drops January 24th, also features ex-Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm, Scooter Ward of Cold, Adam Gontier (ex-Three Days Grace/current Saint Asonia), and Michael Barnes of Red.
While we know that the band is readying an acoustic album due out very soon, Breaking Benjamin vocalist Ben Burnley is ending his 2019 on a high note as he just completed filming the music video for an acoustic version of “Dear Agony” – with none other than Cold’s Scooter Ward and ex-Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm. But wait, there’s (a lot) more!