[Press Release] Saint Asonia Share Intensely Personal New Song “This August Day”

Adam Gontier and Saint Asonia

Rock band Saint Asonia have shared the new song “This August Day.” Listen HERE.

“Two years ago this August, I went through the single most trying time of my life,” says singer Adam Gontier about the intensely personal track. “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.”

The band previously dropped new video for “The Hunted,” featuring Godsmack’s Sully Erna. Watch it here.

The band will release their Spinefarm Records debut Flawed Design on October 25. To herald the release, the band has also dropped the new track “Beast.” Exclusive pre-order bundles are available here.

Saint Asonia have confirmed two live appearances, with more to be announced soon.


10/26 — KATTFest — Oklahoma City, OK (With Marilyn Manson
11/21 — First Avenue — Minneapolis, MN (With Coheed and Cambria)




“This August Day”

“The Hunted”



“The Fallen”

“Another Fight”

“Flawed Design”





Saint Asonia – named Loudwire’s Best New Artist of 2015 –sparked into life four years ago when former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok decided to turn their joint ambition to make music that is “raw, real, and straight from our hearts” into a new band and a fully-fledged studio outing.

The result was their acclaimed self-titled debut, released in 2015, which charted Top 10 in Canada and entered the Billboard U.S. Rock Albums chart at #2. The album was driven by the Top 10 radio tracks “Better Place” and “Let Me Live My Life,” as well as the high-concept video to the featured track “Fairy Tale.”

Collectively responsible for 28 Top 10 U.S. Rock Radio hits, including 17 #1s — the demand was immediately there for Saint Asonia to take to the road. Following an inaugural main stage appearance at Rock on the Range in 2015, the band set off on U.S. amphitheater tours with Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed and will follow the release of Flawed Design with an extensive tour schedule which will be announced shortly.

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