Staind Get Heavy on New Song, ‘Cycle of Hurting’; Announce New Album Details


From left, Staind band members Sal Giancarelli, Johnny April, Aaron Lewis, and Mike Mushok.

Staind, “Cycle of Hurting” – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Steve Thrasher

Post-grunge band Staind serve up heavy guitars and growly vocals with their new song, “Cycle of Hurting”

Staind have been slowly releasing details about their upcoming album, “Confessions of the Fallen,” and now, they’ve set a release date. The post-grunge band’s upcoming, eighth studio album will arrive on Sept. 15, 2023 via Alchemy Recordings/BMG. The 10-track set will mark the band’s first studio album since 2011. In addition, Staind have released a new song off the album, “Cycle of Hurting,” which shows off the band’s heaviest side.

“Cycle of Hurting” marks the second single to arrive off “Confessions of the Fall,” following Staind’s previously released, debut single, “Lowest in Me.” The new song is about as heavy as it gets for Staind, with thick guitars, pummeling rhythms and Aaron Lewis’ powerful vocals. Lewis even engages in some brutal roaring in the track. Listen to “Cycle of Hurting” and watch the song’s animated music video via the YouTube player below. Find the song on a variety of online streaming platforms here. Pre-order Confessions of the Fallen in various formats here.

“I’m still working through my issues,” Lewis says of the lyrics in “Cycle of Hurting” in a release. He adds, “Still working through my problems, and until then I’ll dream of better days. I hope that’s how everybody feels right now…better days are yet to come.”

In addition to the album news, Staind are scheduled to go out on tour with Godsmack this summer for a co-headlining U.S. run. The tour sets off next week, on Tuesday, July 18th, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Staind passed the 20th anniversary of their seminal “Break the Cycle” album in 2021. Speaking with Audio Ink Radio about the anniversary, guitarist Mike Mushok said, “We were all listening to it, and I felt like we had accomplished what we wanted, and I was really proud of it, but no- nobody can really predict. There are things that I thought would do great but haven’t, so you don’t really know. So, we’re just very thankful for what that record did and how it helped set up our careers.”

Staind, “Confessions of the Fallen” Track List:

01. “Lowest in Me”
02. “Was Any of It Real?”
03. “In This Condition”
04. “Here And Now”
05. “Out of Time”
06. “Cycle of Hurting”
07. “The Fray”
08. “Better Days”
09. “Hate Me Too”
10. “Confessions if the Fallen”

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