BREAKING BENJAMIN are hoping to release some new music “sometime within the next year”
Speaking with 96.7 KCAL-FM radio show “Wired In The Empire”, BREAKING BENJAMIN guitarist Keith Wallen was asked if the band have commenced work on their long-awaited new studio album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “One hundred percent, yeah. We’ve always been kind of writing and kind of chronicling some ideas over the past few years — through the pandemic, all that stuff, we’ve always been writing.
“But here recently it started to pick up a little bit. So I’m hoping — hoping — there’s gonna be some new music out sometime within the next year. That’s a nice, safe answer. I could say month, I could say two months, but I’m gonna say year, just ’cause it’s been so long. I don’t wanna screw ourselves somehow; I don’t know.”
Keith also added that there is quite a bit of new BREAKING BENJAMIN material nearly ready to be released. “We’ve got some stuff in the works,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of music recorded. Ben [BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Benjamin Burnley] just posted yesterday — he just tracked some vocals for a song. So, yeah, we’re getting there. We move at our own pace here, much to the dismay of a lot of people, I’ve noticed, online.”
Touching on the new BREAKING BENJAMIN music, Keith said: “It’s awesome. It’s exciting. And man, I can’t wait to get it out there finally.”
In a remarkable feat, BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s latest studio album, “Ember,” burst onto the music scene by debuting at an impressive No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This achievement solidified the multiplatinum band’s fourth consecutive Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Their previous releases, including the gold-certified “Dark Before Dawn” (2015) at No. 1, the platinum-certified “Dear Agony” (2009) at No. 4, and the platinum-certified “Phobia” (2006) at No. 2, all showcased their unwavering popularity and chart success.
Notably, “Ember” spawned two chart-topping hits at Active Rock Radio, with “Red Cold River” and “Torn In Two” reaching No. 1 positions. The album “Aurora,” released in January 2020, further contributed to BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s success by achieving Top 10 chart positions in numerous countries worldwide. Additionally, “Aurora” topped charts across various genres, including Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, and Top Digital Albums.
What sets “Aurora” apart is its unique approach of presenting reimagined versions of the band’s most beloved and iconic songs. The album showcases special guest appearances from notable musicians such as Lacey Sturm (of FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (from COLD), Spencer Chamberlain (of UNDEROATH), and many more. This collaboration brought fresh perspectives and added layers of creativity to the band’s signature tracks, offering fans a captivating musical experience.
BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s continuous chart success, coupled with their ability to reinvent their own discography with “Aurora,” solidifies their position as one of the industry’s most prominent and influential rock bands.