About Breaking Benjamin
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What do you get when you cross the 2000s alt-rock with classic metal bands like Korn? Rock Korn. Just kidding, the correct answer is Breaking Benjamin. The mid-2000s band that started in a small town in Pennsylvania and now has more than ten albums.
The journey to success hasn’t always been a smooth one for the band, and that’s a good thing – they wouldn’t be successful if you couldn’t hear some sort of pain in their music. And while they’ve changed lineups multiple times and had members drop out of the band, they decided to come back together in 2015 for good (we hope).
Before Breaking Benjamin
The two main members of Breaking Benjamin weren’t new to making music. Aaron Fink and Mark Klepacki were first in a band called Lifer, but things didn’t work out. After leaving Lifer, they joined up with Benjamin Burnley and Jeremy Hummel, to officially become the band you know them as today.
And as that fledgling band, they played wherever they could around their hometown. They played and played until they caught the attention of a local radio host, who liked them enough to put one of their singles on the radio. That single, Polyamorous, helped them gain enough confidence to record their EP.
That EP landed them a deal with Hollywood Records, who thought the alt-rock and the pop-rock market could use some edge at the time. They were right. The band’s first album, Saturate, did well for a debut and landed them a spot touring with Evanescence. Three of the singles got on the rock charts, ranking in the top 3. All that was way back in 2002. Now instead of opening for bands, they’re playing their own arenas, selecting openers who need a push to success, just like they did back in the day.
What is Breaking Benjamin’s music style?
Breaking Benjamin's musical style is primarily classified as hard rock and alternative rock, more specifically post-grunge and alternative metal.
What are Breaking Benjamin’s greatest hits?
With such an incredible career it's not easy to pick Breaking Benjamin’s greatest hits. We've listed just some of their absolute greatest hits - is your favorite here?
- The Diary of Jane
- I Will Not Bow
- Angels Fall
- Ashes of Eden
- So Cold
- Blow Me Away
- Lights Out
- Breaking The Silence
Has Breaking Benjamin won any music awards?
Yes! Breaking Benjamin won the award for the Best Rock Album in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.
What has influenced Breaking Benjamin’s music?
Bands such as Nirvana, Live, Bush, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Beatles have been cited as influences by Breaking Benjamin.
Does Breaking Benjamin write their own songs?
Yes, Benjamin Burnley collaborates with a number of artists and songwriters to write Breaking Benjamins hits.