Jasen rauch was kinda already a part of the band, he co-wrote most of the songs, especially on Dear Agony
There was also a teaser posted, not sure how the article poster missed that
Digging: Nocturnal Triumph - Into Light's Graven Wound
band is trash
Jasen had a lot of co-writing credit with Red even through their last album. I wonder if this new commitment will change that.
Will listen for nostalgic reasons. BB is an alright band.
Digging: The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
Better do as little Benjy says or your ass is gone
"Will listen for nostalgic reasons. BB is an alright band."
I won't lie, I'm pretty fucking excited.
There was also a teaser posted, not sure how the article poster missed that 
"However, it is unsure whether or not a new record is currently being worked on at the moment, but further details are expected to come within the year."
There is a small video of them in the studio posted in their facebook page, I think that's pretty much it.
Digging: Paradise Lost - Medusa
I understand Ben's reason to fire Aaron and Mark and these news are great, I'm looking forward to see more of them. New roster seems promising.
I'll probably listen
Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast
Dear Agony was great IMO . Hope to hear from them soon
Digging: Arch Enemy - Will to Power
Dear Agony is great.  The only album I haven't enjoyed completely is We Are Not Alone because it had a lot of meh songs.
maybe they can bring more energy or some aspects that could make this band reach their full potential. they've always squandered a bit though i enjoy their albums.
lol this band
Digging: White Ward - Futility Report
dear agony had some jams yea
Digging: END (NJ) - From the Unforgiving Arms of God
I dont care.
Digging: Swans - The Glowing Man
then why did you bother commenting itt
Enjoyed this band a lot when I was younger, not sure what I'll think of new material from them now, but I'll check it out.
Oh god just quit already
They quit for 5 years.
"They quit for 5 years."
Naa . Ben had some health issues and he fired the rest of the band mates . It was an hiatus .
"hiatus" is just a way of quitting for pussies who can't commit to their decisions
Could be good.
Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
""hiatus" is just a way of quitting for pussies who can't commit to their decisions"
You know , sometimes you not sure it's the right thing to do and need more time to think about it .
Moreover , don't forget Ben 's health wasn't so good . I think it's fair enough . Don't you think ?
Not going to lie, I'm pretty fucking excited. Might get a different change in sound.
Wow, people besides me and Snide actually care about this band?
Digging: Arcane Roots - Melancholia Hymns
My only concern is that I may not enjoy it as much as the other albums because of obvious reasons.
@Toondude10: I used to fanboy hard for them. Even though I don't jam them frequently I still really really like them.
from that teaser i pretty much shit my pants in excitement. so much potential for a fresh sound. i cant fucking wait
Not gonna lie, I still jam some of their best songs from time to time.
Digging: 801 - 801 Live
They aren't fucking Nickelback. No guilty pleasure here. Band rules.
This could turn out well.
Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
omg the 14 year old in me squealed like a baby
I used to fanboy hard for them. Even though I don't jam them frequently I still really really like them. 
someone told me there were 3 guitarists
Digging: Brand New - Science Fiction
Burnley, Rauch, and Wallen are all on guitar
I gotta admit I'm kinda excited
Yeah, i was wondering why the hell there is 3 guitars. Must be going for a super heavy sound.
I really can't imagine them needing three guitars
why were fink and klepaski fired though?
Because of the Blow Me Away remix, I think.
Gonna sound over-saturated as fuck with 3 guitars
Burnley has one of the best voices in mainstream rock. Looking forward to new music from these guys.
Looking forward to this. I really don't know what to expect but it should be good.
Hopefully it is a change for the better
'why were fink and klepaski fired though?'
They basically made the Blow me Away music video without Ben's permission and he got a bit pissy since it's his band pretty much.
Not exactly, they authorized this band Valora to do a pretty shitty remix of the song and I think Ben was pissed when he heard it, not to mention they went behind his back to do it
That Valora remix was godawful
Band's usually not too shabby, used to listen to them a lot. And since Rauch is actually in the band now this incarnation is probably about as legitimately Breaking Benjamin as the last incarnation
Also kinda unrelated but I never really understood why Red is received fairly well and Breaking Benjamin isn't on this site
Breaking Benjamin is marginally better imoimo
Eww I just listened to the Valora version again and it's even worse than I remember
The harmonies on the chorus are literally the worst thing I've ever heard
Music video is great tho
I can see where Ben was coming from with it tbh, but he was still a douche for firing them.
Oh, man, I was worried it was over for Breaking Benjamin. I am relieved I was wrong.
I know lots of people dont like these guys, or him, cause their too mainstream. But I still like them, and am excited for this!
BREAKING ROMULUS RISES
I believe I played the tambourine for that band
REPAIRING VULCAN FALLS
gonna sound like kyuss with 3 guitars
whats gucci middle school
inb4 post/sludge metal 5/5 release
ah thank you everyone who responded and thanks supernatural for clarifying
Say what you want about Breaking Benjamin being butt rock, but the hard rock/post grunge got intolerable during their hiatus. Three Days Grace has gotten progressively worse, Seether, Nickelback, etc. The last really good post/grunge CD was Shinedown's "Sound of Madness." Simply, Breaking Benjamin's melodic hooks are better and more consistent than the rest of the pack.
Even more simply: Burnley has the best voice in the pack. He does some good harsh vocals too.
Oh, and contrary to popular belief, some of their non-single stuff is great and shows depth that most people don't associate with them: "Forget It" and "You Fight Me."
And really, how many don't jam to "Polyamorous," "So Cold," "Sooner or Later," "Blow Me Away," "The Diary of Jane" and "Breath"? Admittedly, "Dear Agony" was a step back, but their first three LPs should be shown to anyone who wants to know what 2000s Post Grunge/Hard Rock sounded like some 50 years from now.
Calm down, this thread is almost made of praise only.
I disagree, actually. For me, Brent Smith of Shinedown has the best chops. Corey Taylor is second when he's singing for Stone Sour. Burnley, however, is the most dynamic. His voice naturally kind of settles to a melodic rasp which is a cross between his harsh and tender vocals. He can surprisingly transition from this median to any of those poles with a natural ease that I don't think is matched.
Sorry, just excited.
I am too. :]
They made a lot of good songs, hopefully this isn't a bust.
Diary of Jane is a good single, but I have not expectations for this
Ben's voice is the best thing about the band. I hope he can still sing after all his health problems.
To be fair, there are a few good vocalists in the mainstream world. Burnley included.
I used to like Skillet's vocalist, but he got meh in their last effort (well, everything was meh there...).
Digging: Cry Venom - Vanquish the Demon
They should name everyone in the band Benjamin
Band is pretty alright as far as mainstream music goes.
I'm genuinely surprised that the Sputnik community has responded so positively to this news.
Doesn't bother me though, I used to love this band. This is pretty exciting.
I really wish they'd put out a sludge album instead of post-grunge
I laughed so hard when I found out the singers name is actually Benjamin
You just found that out?
nah I found out when all the shit went down with him firing everybody, that made it even more funny
Oh, that makes sense then :P
Yee I'm just poking fun though, still gonna check their new stuff cause nostalgia
How the band name came about is terrible.
Prior to becoming a band, Benjamin Burnley performed as a solo act. Once, he knocked over and cracked a borrowed microphone. The owner of this microphone came onto the stage and said "I'd like to thank Benjamin for breaking my f**king microphone."
So Deep, makes me ponder my existence
I have a friend who will be very excited to hear this
'inb4 post/sludge metal 5/5 release'
if God loves the world he would make this happen
I myself welcome our new Breaking Benjamin overlords.
Seriously though, I can't wait to hear Ben's sweet butter voice again.
Fucking love Breaking Benjamin. Hope the new album kicks ass.
I really hope they take a look at Saturate. It remains their most spontaneous and raw album, two points they missed for the last two albums.
Interesting. I've always liked Ben, even through his alcoholism days. Dear Agony was tight.
Phobia was my jam in the first year or two of college. I'm pretty psyched for this.
Dudes just got a cool voice