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Breaking Benjamin Tap Underoath, Ex-Flyleaf, Etc. Members For Acoustic Album


Breaking Benjamin have lined up a number of guests for their upcoming acoustic album which they expect to have out later this year. In addition to expanded orchestral arrangements and a new track, the set will also see Underoath vocalist Spencer Chamberlain, ex-Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Sturm, former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Michael Barnes of Red guesting.

The band’s frontman Benjamin Burnley recently discussed the project with HardDrive Radio in the below interview, stating of the songs:

“They all have orchestration on ’em — like, full orchestra on ’em. And then there’s four that have guest vocalists that [are] really, really amazing. They did so good. I have Lacey Sturm — she used to be the singer for Flyleaf — she’s doing a song with me called ‘Dear Agony‘… She was great. She nailed it, man. And she’s so fun to work with, too. She just nails it every time. And she’s such an incredible singer. So she did that.

And then Spencer from Underoath did ‘Red Cold River‘. And then Adam Gontier, the original singer for Three Days Grace, he did a song called ‘Dance With The Devil‘ with me. And then Mike, the singer for Red, did ‘Failure‘ with me.”

When it came down to selecting guests for the outing, Burnley looked to his friends first, telling HardDrive Radio:

“[They’re] all are friends of mine. So I just was, like, ‘How can we put some more of an original spin on this so it’s not just a remake of things? So that’s what I came up with. And I tried to get a couple of more too, but it was a time thing. These guys, more so than anything, they’re my friends. So that’s what’s cool about it to me — that they’re my friends on a record with me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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