From Ashes To New Build A Pre-Apocalyptic World For ‘Blackout’

[Cover photo credit to Jeremy Saffer]

From Ashes to New play a hybrid mix of Hard Rock, Nu-Metal/Hip-Hop, Electronica and Alternative, all of which underlie their new album Blackout, which will arrive on July 28th, 2023 via Better Noise Music. The concept for Blackout is that it’s a prequel to their 2016 debut album Day One. It therefore “encapsulates the distress of a pre-apocalyptic world” mirroring the frame of mind the world felt during the 2020 pandemic during which time the album was written.

The band have released another preview of the album with their latest single, Hate Me Too“. The track is paired with a dark comedy music video which contains an over-the-top American Psycho Christian Bale style representation of “an internal struggle and mental anguish of erupting emotions and fantasies when relationships fall apart.”

Cocalist Matt Brandyberry comments:

So many of us fall victim to the classic toxic relationship. Feeling like you can’t live without someone but knowing you’d be better off if you could. Oftentimes these feelings are mutual, but neither of you can see it. Sometimes we just need an anthem to remind us that being stuck isn’t always the only option and violence never is.

The band teamed up with longtime collaborators and producers Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak to hone in on the original music.

The Lancaster, PA-based group features Brandyberry (vocals), Danny Case (vocals), Lance Dowdle (guitars) and Mat Madiro (drums), and they will join Shinedown and Three Days Grace on tour across the East Coast and Midwest from April 3 to May 9, 2023 before appearing at festivals Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple.

They have further announced a series of dates following the aforementioned run with Bullet For My Valentine from 5/21 – 5/28.


4/3    Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center #

4/4    Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center #

4/7     Bridgeport, CT – Total Mortgage Arena #

4/8     University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center #

4/10   Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena #

4/12   Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena #

4/14   Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena #

4/15   Orlando, FL – Amway Center #

4/17   Savannah, GA – Enmarket Arena #

4/19   Huntsville, Al – Von Braun Center #

4/21   Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum #

4/22   Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Cane’s River Center #

4/24   Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #

4/25   Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena #

4/27   Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum #

4/29   Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum #

4/30   Minneapolis, MN – Target Center # 

5/3     Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse #

5/6     Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena #

5/7     Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena #

5/9     Portland, OR – Moda Center #

5/19   Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville*

5/21   Raleigh, NC – The Ritz ^

5/22   Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live ^

5/24   Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom ^

5/27   Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple *

5/28   Detroit, MI – The Fillmore ^

# with Shinedown & Three Days Grace

* Festival Date, No Shinedown & Three Days Grace

^ with Bullet For My Valentine 

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