BREAKING BENJAMIN has set “Ember” as the title of its sixth studio album.
Frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015’s “Dark Before Dawn” during an interview with KFMA TV at yesterday’s (Saturday, October 21) KFMA Fall Ball in Tucson, Arizona.
Burnley joked (see video below): “We were gonna call it ‘Ascend’ but spell it ‘Ass-End’, but the label was, like, ‘Hmm…'”
A release date for “Ember” has not yet been announced.
“Dark Before Dawn” ended a six-year gap between albums for the group and marked the recording debut of the band’s current lineup, of which Burnley remains the sole original member. “Dark Before Dawn” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart upon release, another first for the act.
The album went gold in the U.S. for sales of more than five hundred thousand copies and yielded the chart-topping singles “Failure”, “Angels Fall” and “Never Again”.
Burnley told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that consistency has been the key to BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s success. “I don’t want to reinvent the wheel,” he said. “I just want to write good music that’s gonna stand the test of time and I try to do that. Whether I accomplished that is another thing, but at least I try to do that. And I think fans are noticing that the band hasn’t changed just because I’m the main songwriter, I always have been, and my process — it’s not gonna change. All I’m gonna try to do is just write really, really good songs and bring the BREAKING BENJAMIN sound to another level.”
BREAKING BENJAMIN last month kicked off a fall 2017 U.S. acoustic tour. The trek will conclude on November 4 in Cleveland, Ohio.