Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. The original incarnation of the band included, alongside Burnley and Hummel, guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski. This lineup released two studio albums, Saturate (2002) and We Are Not Alone (2004), before Hummel was replaced by Chad Szeliga in 2005. The group thereafter released two more studio albums, Phobia (2006) and Dear Agony (2009), before entering an extended hiatus in early 2010 due to Burnley's recurring illnesses.
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Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, currently consisting of Benjamin Burnley and Chad Szeliga. The band has released four studio albums to date and a greatest hits album that was released on August 16, 2011. The group initially went on indefinite hiatus due to frontman Benjamin Burnley's recurring illnesses and inability to tour in mid-2010. Further complications arose in August 2011, when it was revealed that members Mark Klepaski and Aaron Fink had been fired from the band.
Breaking Benjamin has sold over 5 million albums in the US alone.
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
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Hard rock, post-grunge, alternative metal
Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Bruch, Keith Wallen, Jasen Rauch, Shaun Foist
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Jeremy Hummel, Aaron Fink, Mark Klepaski, Chad Szeliga, See § Members for others