Breaking Benjamin took to their social media page on Friday, Jan. 26, to announce the release date of their latest album Ember from Hollywood Records and to unveil a new song, "Feed the Wolf," the second track in the album.
Ember is set for release on April 13, but fans can already preorder the digital release from iTunes and Amazon for $7.99. The physical copy is available at Amazon for $13.98 as audio CD and $24.98 on vinyl. The album features an artwork of a close-up human eye with a blazing sunburst pupil.
On Thursday, Jan. 25, Breaking Benjamin released the full audio for "Feed the Wolf" on YouTube (see below). The band released the official music video for "Red Cold River" on Jan. 18. "Lyra," "Tourniquet," "Psycho," "Down," "The Dark Of You," "Torn In Two," "Blood," "Close Your Eyes," "Save Yourself," and "Vega" are the other titles in the 12-track album.
Talking about Ember, Breaking Benjamin founder and frontman Ben Burnley said the album gives fans both the soft and heavy side of the band "to the furthest degree." Burnley recognized fans' need to listen to heavy music, acknowledging that they usually gravitate toward the heavier side of the band. However, Burnley said that Ember also explores the band's melodic and softer side.
"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 said in a press release.
In line with the album's preorder announcement, Burnley will do a live stream on Twitch.TV at 7 p.m. on Friday. Fans can tune in to Twitch.tv/breakingbenjaminofficial to see the lead singer celebrate the preorder. Likewise, the live stream aims to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The band is currently also on a nationwide arena tour with Bullet for My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold.
Ember is the sixth studio album from Breaking Benjamin following their 2015 album Dark Before Dawn. The album debuted to an overwhelming welcome from fans, who waited six years for the band to come out with fresh tracks. Dark Before Dawn swooped to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Album charts in its first week of release.