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:

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”