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Saint Asonia Tackle Adam Gontier’s Past Struggles With Addiction On New Track “This August Day”


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Saint Asonia (Staind, ex-Three Days Grace, etc.) have debuted their new track “This August Day” online. The band’s frontman Adam Gontier had the following to share about the deeply personal track:

“Two years ago this August, I went through the single most trying time of my life. I had gone to a very, very dark place, and, to be honest, I didn’t know if I would make it back. Not only me, but people who know me and love me didn’t know if I’d ever be back.

After a long and very difficult relapse with alcohol and substance abuse, and with the help of some very close family and loving friends, I found myself at a treatment center in Nashville. Not only that, but I found myself in an emergency room, hanging onto life by a thread.

At that exact moment, on the other side of the continent, my life was changing in the best possible way. My son was being born. Not being physically present the day my son came into this world is something I will look back on and regret for the rest of my life.

Albeit I didn’t have a choice. For me, to be the father, the son, the brother, the husband, and the person I want to be, I had to go through that darkness, to finally live in the light. ‘This August Day‘ is about all of that. It’s about that one day in August that completely changed me — forever.”

An October 25th release date has been set for the band’s new album “Flawed Design“.

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