From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New is an American rock band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The band's lineup has frequently shifted, vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist/bassist Matt Brandyberry being the founding and sole constant member. The band has released three studio albums, Day One (2016), The Future (2018), and Panic (2020). They have found success with some of their singles, including "Through It All", "Crazy", and "Panic", which reached numbers 6, 3, and 11, respectively, on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[1]

From Ashes to New
Live performance in 2016
Live performance in 2016
Background information
OriginLancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2013–present
  • Danny Case
  • Matt Brandyberry
  • Lance Dowdle
  • Mat Madiro
Past members
  • Branden "Boo" Kreider
  • Chris Musser
  • Tim D'onofrio
  • Dan Kecki
  • Garrett Russell
  • Jon-Mikel Valudes


From Ashes to New was formed in 2013 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, releasing their debut single, "My Fight", followed by an eponymous extended play.[2] In 2015, they released a second extended play, Downfall, as a taste of their debut album, set to be released in 2016.[3] Day One was released on February 26, 2016.[4] A deluxe edition was released on November 18, 2016 which contains the acoustic version of "Lost and Alone" and along with new tracks.[5] This deluxe edition was exclusively digital, with no Compact Disc or LP Record versions available.

The band has recorded a song with CFO$, "Hail the Crown", the main theme song for WWE 205 Live.[6]

In December 2016, the band began recording for their second studio album. On March 11, 2017, the band announced that Tim D'onofrio and Chris Musser have stepped away from the band while Mat Madiro has stepped in as their new drummer.[7] The band began looking for a new lead singer through social media websites. After a series of auditions submitted by fans, Danny Case (formerly of Vanity Strikes) was revealed to have been chosen as the new lead singer on July 13, 2017.[8]

On February 1, 2018, "Crazy" was released and was their first single from their second album, The Future. The album was released on April 20, 2018.[9] The album debuted at number 163 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2]

On October 4, 2019, a remix of The Hu's "Yuve Yuve Yu" was released, featuring new vocals by Case.[10]

Musical style and influencesEdit

From Ashes to New has been described as rap metal,[11][12] nu metal,[13][14] rap rock,[2] and alternative metal.[15] The band's music also features elements of genres such as alternative, punk, hard rock, heavy metal, hip-hop and electronica.[12][16][17][18]

The band's influences include Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Korn, Skrillex, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Eminem, DMX, Drag-On, Pantera, Glassjaw, Alexisonfire, Alice in Chains, Of Mice & Men, and Linkin Park.[19][20][21][22]

Band membersEdit


  • Danny Case – clean vocals (2017–present), unclean vocals (2017–present)
  • Matt Brandyberry – rap vocals, keyboards, programming (2013–present), clean vocals (2017), bass, rhythm guitar (2017–present), lead guitar (2013)
  • Lance Dowdle – lead guitar, bass (2015–present)
  • Mat Madiro – drums, percussion (2017–present)


  • Jon-Mikel Valudes – drums, percussion (2013–2014)
  • Dan Kecki – lead guitar (2013–2015)
  • Garrett Russell – bass (2013–2015)
  • Chris Musser – clean vocals (2013–2017)
  • Branden Kreider – rhythm guitar, unclean vocals (2013–2017), bass (2015–2017)
  • Tim D'onofrio – drums, percussion (2014–2017)



Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
Day One 53 4 2 5 6
The Future
  • Released: April 20, 2018
  • Label: Better Noise
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
163 18 14 10 38
  • Released: August 28, 2020
  • Label: Better Noise
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl

Extended playsEdit

  • From Ashes to New (2013)
  • Downfall (EP) (2015)


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Air.
US Main.
US Rock
"My Fight" 2013 From Ashes to New EP
"I Will Show You" 2014
"Downfall" 2015 Day One
"Through It All" 34 6 41
"Same Old Story" 2016
"Lost and Alone" 24
"The Last Time" (featuring Deuce)
"Breaking Now" 30
"Crazy" 2018 23 3 45 The Future
"My Name"
"Finally See" non-album single
"Broken" 37 12 The Future
"Make Everything Ok" non-album
"Light It Up"
"The Future" The Future
"Pray for Me" non-album single
"Panic" 2020 48 11 Panic
"What I Get"
"Scars That I'm Hiding" (featuring Anders Fridén) 41 16 non-album single

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director Album
"Stay This Way" 2013 David B. Godin From Ashes to New EP
"Through It All" 2015 Jim Foster Day One
"Lost and Alone" 2016
"Breaking Now" Orie McGinness
"Lost and Alone" (Alternative Version) 2017 Jim Foster
"Crazy" 2018 Raul Gonzo The Future
"Broken" Patrick Tohill
"My Name" 2019 Josh Adams
"Every Second feat. Eva Under Fire" Robyn August non-album single
"Panic" 2020 Josiah Moore Panic
"Scars That I'm Hiding" (featuring Anders Fridén) non-album single
"Bulletproof" Panic


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