Hollywood Records has now released the official video for “Blow My Away,” the lead remixed track off the recently released album, Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin. The animated video was directed by Chris Mills (Modest Mouse, Metric) and can be viewed on YouTube now. The song features the soaring vocals of Syd Duran of the band Valora, which is currently in the Top 10 on the active rock radio charts.
Make sure to pick up a copy of Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin which includes an entire second disc of rare recordings, unreleased songs, live performances, acoustic recordings and remixes available on iTunes now
Hollywood Records has announced a Greatest Hits collection titled Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin from their multi-platinum rock band BREAKING BENJAMIN to be released on August 16, 2011. The two-disc release will feature the band’s chart-topping hits including “Breath,” “So Cold,” “Sooner Or Later,” “The Diary of Jane” and “I Will Not Bow,” as well as an entire disc of rare recordings including never-before-released songs, live performances, rare acoustic recordings and remixes.
A remixed version of “Blow Me Away,” the lead track from the two-disc set, features the soaring vocals of Syd Duran of the band Valora and is already heating up the rock radio charts. The song is available for fans on iTunes now.
The songs on Shallow Bay are culled from the band’s catalog: 2002’s Saturate, 2004’s We Are Not Alone, 2006’s Phobia, and 2009’s Dear Agony. The second two—We Are Not Alone and Phobia—yielded spectacular results with each being certified Platinum. We Are Not Alone spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner Or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units (albums and digital tracks). Phobia debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart and was one of the top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two Top Five rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units (albums and digital tracks). 2009’s Dear Agony debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Dear Agony also spun off a #1 song at Active Rock with “I Will Not Bow” where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight.
Over the past decade Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and loyal diehard fan base both through their music as well as their electrifying live performances. For those fans, old and new alike, Shallow Bay will be a must-have collection. For more information on Breaking Benjamin, make sure to check out their official site, www.shallowbay.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
SHALLOW BAY TRACK LISTING
So Cold We Are Not Alone
Sooner Or Later We Are Not Alone
Rain We Are Not Alone
The Diary Of Jane Phobia
Until The End Phobia
I Will Not Bow Dear Agony
Lights Out Dear Agony
Give Me A Sign Dear Agony
Blow Me Away (w/ Syd Duran of Valora)
Ordinary Man (previously unreleased)
Water (remix version of indy EP track)
Who Wants To Live Forever (2011 remix of Queen tribute song)
I Will Not Bow (acoustic mix)
Better Days (previously unreleased)
Polyamorous (acoustic mix)
Lie To Me (previously unreleased)
Lady Bug (2011 remix)
Enjoy The Silence (2011 remix)
Until The End (live acoustic)
Breath (live acoustic)
Review by Kristen Phillips/Photos by Meimi Yeung
Itâ€™s a beautiful spring day outside the Utica Memorial Auditorium and there is already a line at 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Why you ask? Well for the Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle concert. You could almost cut the anticipation and excitement in the air, at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Breaking Benjamin made their return in this massive four month long tour all over the U.S with Chevelle, Red and Thousand Foot Krutch. The two opening bands, Thousand Foot Krutch and Red were entertaining but lacking. Perhaps the lack of rock radio stations playing new music was the source of a lot of empty stares and beer runs during both openersâ€™s sets.
Chevelle took the stage with such intensity that you can’t help instantly feel your heart race to the music. The lead singer, Pete Loeffler sings as if heâ€™s baring his whole soul to you but without the emoness or harshness of some other bands. He knows how to work a crowd, getting them to jump and mosh around, even going as far as calling a girl out in a playful matter, â€œWhy are you yawning at a rock concert!? looks like you need to wake up, here’s some water!” The crowd was at its loudest when the band played old favorites such as â€œThe Redâ€ and â€œThe Clincher.â€ You can tell how much they have matured into the music without taking the fun out of it. Chevelle formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois, originally with three brothers, Pete, Sam and Joe Loeffler. Later, Joe was replaced by brother in law Dean Bernardini, still keeping it in the family. With several hit singles from four studio albums (Wonder Whatâ€™s Next, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), Vena Sera and Sci-Fi Crimes), Chevelle played a much too short but sweet set.
As the lead guitarist, Aaron Fink is the first to walk on stage and immediately starts playing as the rest of Breaking Benjamin comes out. The crowd roars as if a local championship sports team took the stage. Frontman Ben Burnley takes the mic and it just blows you away. The passion and intensity that Breaking Benjamin presents on their albums is only exceeded by their amazing live performance. You can see the pure, raw emotion in Burnleyâ€™s face, one that seems possessed by the devil, with the howls and roars. In actuality, Burnley just wants his music to mean something and connect with his audience; he succeeds. The set was filled with touching video tribute montages to great music heroes of the past and the people of the armed forces. Mixed in a sea of lighters and cell phones in the air, Breaking Benjaminâ€™s fans are relentless singing along to every lyric, keeping in tow with the band and never slowing down. The band even rewarded their loudest fans by giving out free tee shirts. The bond between band and fan may not be stronger than Breaking Benjamin and their following. The band dedicated â€œPolyamorousâ€ a single from their first studio album Saturate, to all the fans who have been with them for the past ten years. Having played across the country countless times over the past decade, thatâ€™s a lot of fans.
will enough alone
letters from a thief
send the pain below
i get it
Breaking Benjamin Setlist
i will not bow
into the nothing (dedicated to the men and women in the military fighting for our country)
give me a sign
dream on (tribute)
until the end
blow me away
sooner or later
diary of jane
Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently posted up on the band’s Myspace blog a message about the band’s upcoming album. Check out the message below as a teaser video for the band’s upcoming album with producer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore)
..WHAT’S UP YA’LL!
JUST WANTED TO SHOOT YOU ALL AN UPDATE… RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN THE STUDIO RECORDING 5 NEW TRACKS AND YOU BEST BELIEVE THIS SHIT IS POPPIN!!! WE ARE WORKING WITH A PRODUCER NAMED DAVID BENDETH, HE’S GREAT, IN ADDITION HE IS AN AWESOME GUITARIST… YOU SHOULD YOUTUBE SEARCH HIM.
THE 5 NEW TRACKS THAT WE ARE RECORDING WILL BE PACKAGED WITH A LIVE ALBUM THAT WE RECORDED ON TOUR AT THE END OF LAST YEAR… WE WANTED TO OFFER THE P ROACH FANS MORE THAN JUST A LIVE ALBUM, EVERYONE DOES THAT… MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK BITCHES!!!… DON’T GET ME WRONG THE LIVE ALBUM CAN STAND ALONE, WE JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
THAT’S IT FOR NOW, I AM EXCITED TO JUMP BACK ON THE ROAD AND ROCK SOME NEW SHIT!!!
P.S. SCOPE THIS VIDEO AND I HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY MUTHA FUCKAS!!!
Breaking Benjamin have teamed up with Havoc TV to premiere five exclusive acoustic performances.The footage comes from the band’s homecoming show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA. During the set the band treated the audience to stunning acoustic renditions of fan favorites “Diary of Jane” , “Breath” ,”Until The End” , and “Had Enough“. The band also played an acoustic version of their #1 hit single “I Will Not Bow” , off of the album Dear Agony, in-stores now.
The band is hitting the road with Three Days Grace and Flyleaf this winter. Tour dates are as follows:
January 15 – Peoria. IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena – On Sale 12/12
January 16 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – On Sale 12/12
January 18 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – On Sale 12/12
January 20 – Duluth, MN – Duluth Ent. Conv. Ctr Arena – On Sale 12/12
January 21 – LaCrosse, WI – LaCrosse Center Arena – On Sale 12/18
January 23 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Wireless – On Sale 12/11
January 24 – Rockford, IL – Rockford Metro Center – On Sale 12/19
January 26 – Grand Island, NE – Heartland Events Center – On Sale 12/12
January 27 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center – On Sale 12/19
January 29 – Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium – On sale 12/12
January 30 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen War Memorial Coliseum – On sale 12/12
February 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena – On Sale 12/12
February 2 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – On Sale 12/12
February 14 – Portland, ME – Cumberland Civic Center – On Sale 12/12
All of Breaking Benjaminâ€™s records have gone either gold or platinum, and the just released Dear Agony, their fourth studio album, is sure to continue that trend. In celebration of its release, the band will play Xbox LIVEÂ® Gold Members in a special Game with Fame session October 15. If you’re a Gold member (if you’re not a Member, upgrade now!) and join the band Thursday, October 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. EST for the event.
Send a friend request to the following Gamertag and be online half an hour before (6:30 p.m. EST) the Game with Fame session starts: BreakBen GwF
Their hit songs â€œSo Coldâ€ and â€œSooner or Laterâ€ off 2004â€™s We Are Not Alone album both soared to number 2 on the U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in Billboard Magazine, and their next album Phobia produced another number 2 song in â€œThe Diary of Janeâ€ and a much-coveted number one spot with â€œBreath.â€ Now with the new album Dear Agony, theyâ€™re set to attack the charts again. Guitarist Ben Burnley notes, â€œWeâ€™ve been together 8 years, which is like 20 years these days. Weâ€™ve honed our sound and focus. Being on the road, you become a better musician, and the more music you listen to and the more experiences and people youâ€™re exposed to, the more complicated you become, the more complicated your music can become.â€ Breaking Benjamin consists of Burnley, guitarist Aaron Fink, bassist Mark James, and drummer Chad Szeliga.
If youâ€™d like to hear and see Breaking Benjamin in action, some of their music videos are available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Check out:
If you get a chance to play with Breaking Benjamin, Xbox wants to hear all about it! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GWF – Breaking Benjamin,” and be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown!
Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way will hit the road with Breaking Benjamin this winter in support of their self-titled debut, which released July 14th on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in San Antonio, TX on Sunday, November 29 and will include a number of radio holiday shows through of Midwest.
The album’s kick off single, the power-rock anthem “Invincible,” has earned #1 Regional Heatseekers in this week’s Billboard and has climbed to top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart. “Invincible” has already been tagged as WWE Superstars theme song, been used for spots promoting the 2009 season of Monday Night Countdown on ESPN and will be used in the new WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010 Video Game, which hits stores October 20. Since then, the single has been streamed nearly 300,000 times on Adelitas Way’s MySpace page.
Check out their first single “Invincible” and other music from Adeltias Way on the group’s MySpace page and official website.
Current Tour Dates:
With Shinedown & Sick Puppies:
October 14 Little Rock, AZ Metroplex
October 15 Hattiesburg, MS Remington Hunt Club
October 16 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
October 17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront
October 18 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
October 19 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
October 20 N. Myrtle beach, SC House of Blues
October 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
October 23 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
October 24 Charlotte, NC The Uptown Amphitheatre
Additional Dates (No Shinedown)
October 27 Knoxville, TN The Valarium w/Tantric
October 28 Evansville, IN Woodyâ€™s Bar & Grill w/ Halestorm
October 31 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Complex w/Constellations
November 1 Pascagoula, MS Thunder Tavern â€“WCPR show
November 14 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan /Planetfest â€“ WPLA
November 20 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
November 21 Las Vegas, NV Cherry Nightclub
With Breaking Benjamin:
November 29 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
December 2 Lubbock, TX The Pavilion
December 5 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
December 6 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
December 8 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
December 9 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Convention Center
December 16 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
Multi-platinum Pennsylvanian rockers Breaking Benjamin have announced the first round of tour dates in support of their newest album Dear Agony, which premiered at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums this past week. Dear Agony, produced by David Bendeth (who also produced the band’s last two albums), sold 134,489 copies in its first week (a first week career high for the band) and was the #1 album on iTunes. This is especially impressive given how many new albums were released last week (Alice In Chains, Paramore, Mariah Carey).
It’s been two years since Breaking Benjamin’s been on tour but they’ll be hitting the road on November 29th in San Antonio, TX with plans of touring throughout the rest of the year and into 2010. Frontman Ben Burnley said that the band is “looking forward to getting back on the road and playing the new material for the fans.” Last week, the band performed a rare secret acoustic show for lucky contest winners in their hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Videos below tour dates)
Tickets for the tour go on sale October 9th at all general ticket outlets. Dates are below:
Sun-Nov-29 San Antonio TX Sunken Gardens w/Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Adelitas Way.
Wed-Dec-02 Lubbock TX The Pavillion w/Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Adelitas Way
Sat-Dec-05 Wichita KS Cotillion Ballroom w/Rev Theory, Veer Union, Adelitas Way
Sun-Dec-06 Springfield MO Shrine Mosque w/Rev Theory, Veer Union, Adelitas Way
Tue-Dec-08 Des Moines IA Val Air Ballroom w/Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Adelitas Way
Wed-Dec-09 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Conv. Center w/Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, Adelitas Way
Wed-Dec-16 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Ctr. w/Sick Puppies, Rev Theory, TBA
Breaking Benjamin released their latest album, Dear Agony, in stores everywhere now! Dear Agony is the follow-up to the band’s platinum selling album Phobia which had spawned mulitiple hit singles. The first single off of Dear Agony is the chart-topping radio hit, “I Will Not Bow,” which is also the lead track to the major motion picture, Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis.
Dear Agony was produced by famed rock producer David Bendeth, who also was behind the boards on Breaking Benjamin’s two previous albums. Already deemed to be a hit, Dear Agony is currently the #1 selling album on iTunes. If you’re waiting to buy it, don’t. Get it now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD.
Not only can you get your copy of the album today, but you can also help lead singer, Ben Burnley, not “bow down” by battling ghouls and beasts in the new “Altered Benjamin” video game. Check out their official website, Shallow Bay, for all the details on the band and make sure to pick up your copy of Dear Agony in stores now!
Dear Agony tracklist
1. Fade Away
2. I Will Not Bow
4. Dear Agony
5. Lights Out
6. What Lies Beneath
7. Without You
8. Give Me A Sign
10. Into The Nothing
11. Anthem Of The Angels