Saint Asonia, das ist die Band von Ex-Three Days Grace Frontmann Adam Gontier, Staind-Mitgliedern Mike Mushok und Sal Giancarelli sowie Art Of Dying-Bassist und Adam’s Cousin Cale Gontier. Bereits am 25. Oktober bringen sie ihre neues Album Flawed Design heraus, Nachfolger zum selbstbetitelten Debütalbum, welches bereits 2015 erschien.
Mit dem This August Day präsentieren sie nach The Hunted einen weiteren Song daraus. Er handelt von Adam Gontiers Abhängigkeiten, mit denen er in der Vergangenheit zu kämpfen hatte.
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.Adam Gontier
Track listing: 1. Blind 2. Sirens (feat. Sharon den Adel) 3. This August Day 4. The Hunted (feat. Sully Erna) 5. Ghost 6. Beast 7. The Fallen 8. Another Fight 9. Flawed Design 10. Justify 11. Martyrs