According to The Pulse Of Radio, BREAKING BENJAMIN has posted a new video at the band's Facebook page in which the group's all-new lineup is revealed. Songwriter and frontman Ben Burnley is the only original member left in the band, which has been inactive for several years while Burnley battled health issues and was engaged in legal action against two former members.
Joining Burnley in BREAKING BENJAMIN 2.0 are drummer Shaun Foist, bassist Aaron Bruch, former RED guitarist Jasen Rauch and ex-ADELITAS WAY guitarist Keith Wallen.
Aside from the Facebook video, which can be seen below, no further information about a new album, touring plans or record label has been revealed. The last BREAKING BENJAMIN album, "Dear Agony", came out in 2009.
Burnley told The Pulse Of Radio a while back what his formula was for writing a good album. "I like to write songs that I like, you know what I mean, and then it just so happens that the public likes it too, you know," he said. "I mean, I don't get, like, too, too artsy with it or anything like that. Just cool riffs, good melody, good lyrical content, slap it all together and you've got yourself a record. [Laughs]"
BREAKING BENJAMIN initially went on hiatus in 2010 while Burnley dealt with his illness.
Following the release of a greatest-hits album by the band's label, Burnley accused former bassist Mark Klepaski and guitarist Aaron Fink of approving the set as well as a new remix of "Blow Me Away" without his permission.
That touched off a legal fight in which Burnley went to court against Fink and Klepaski over who had the rights to the band's name.
Burnley declared himself the legal victor in April 2013 and announced plans to continue under the BREAKING BENJAMIN name, playing a few acoustic performances later that year.