Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

 

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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 first lineup of the band also included guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark Klepaski. This lineup released two albums, Saturate (2002) and We Are Not Alone (2004), before Hummel was replaced by Chad Szeliga in 2005. The band 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.

The release of a compilation album amid the hiatus, Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin (2011), unauthorized by Burnley, brought about legal trouble within the band resulting in the dismissal of Fink and Klepaski. Szeliga later announced his departure in 2013 citing creative differences. Burnley remained the sole member of the band until late 2014, when the current lineup was announced, including bassist and backing vocalist Aaron Bruch, guitarist and backing vocalist Keith Wallen, guitarist Jasen Rauch, and drummer Shaun Foist. The band afterward released Dark Before Dawn in 2015. An upcoming sixth album entitled Ember will be released in spring 2018.

Despite significant lineup changes, the band's musical style and lyrical content have remained consistent, with Burnley serving as the primary composer and lead vocalist since the band's inception. The band has commonly been noted for its formulaic hard rock tendencies with angst-heavy lyrics, swelling choruses, and "crunching" guitars. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 7 million units[1] and yielded three RIAA-certified platinum records, two gold records, and several certified singles, including two multi-platinum, two platinum, and five gold. The band has also produced one number one record on the Billboard 200.

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Red Cold River
 
"Red Cold River" is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
Dark Before Dawn
 
Dark Before Dawn is the fifth album by American rock band Breaking Benjamin, released on June 23, 2015 by Hollywood Records.
Phobia
 
Phobia is the third studio album by American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin
 
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin is the first greatest hits album by American alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin, released on August 16, 2011 by Hollywood Records.

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Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” Debuts On Bubbling Under Hot 100
  –  January 16, 2018
Thanks to a solid opening week sales performance, Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” earns a spot ... He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002. Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites ...
Breaking Benjamin Get Heavy with ‘Red Cold River’ – Song Review
  –  January 16, 2018
The Breaking Benjamin crew has been teasing their new single, “Red Cold River,” for weeks now, and the track has at long last arrived. The single is the first bit of new music to arrive off Breaking Benjamin’s much-anticipated upcoming album ...
Breaking Benjamin Drop 'Red Cold River'
  –  January 6, 2018
Breaking Benjamin have released "Red Cold River," the first single ... "I don't want to reinvent the wheel," frontman Benjamin Burnley said. "I just want to write good music that's gonna stand the test of time and I try to do that. Whether I accomplished ...
Listen to Breaking Benjamin’s Crushing Yet Atmospheric New Song ‘Red Cold River’
  –  January 5, 2018
They're the coolest dudes and obviously we're super fans of the music and the genres make sense. Breaking Benjamin, talk about songwriting, I mean, some of the greatest songwriters of the modern era. And, obviously it's a little heavier. So to bring a ...
Breaking Benjamin Welcome ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough for New Song ‘The Dark of You’
  –  January 19, 2018
Breaking Benjamin are working up to their new album Ember, and during a recent chat with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, frontman Benjamin Burnley revealed that the disc will include at least one special guest. "I don't like to be secretive because I ...
Watch Lzzy Hale join Avenged Sevenfold onstage to cover Pink Floyd classic
  –  January 18, 2018
It expands the journey.” Avenged Sevenfold are currently on tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin, while Halestorm are currently working on the follow-up to 2015 album Into The Wild Life. Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 7:00PM Canadian Tire ...
Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” Debuts On Bubbling Under Hot 100
  –  January 16, 2018
Thanks to a solid opening week sales performance, Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” earns a spot on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. The new single takes #5 on this week’s edition of the chart, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to ...
Breaking Benjamin Get Heavy with ‘Red Cold River’ – Song Review
  –  January 16, 2018
The Breaking Benjamin crew has been teasing their new single, “Red Cold River,” for weeks now, and the track has at long last arrived. The single is the first bit of new music to arrive off Breaking Benjamin’s much-anticipated upcoming album ...
Arts Away!
  –  January 14, 2018
918-894-4200. Marilyn Manson -- Jan. 27, Brady Theater. 918-582-7239. Avenged Sevenfold -- With special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine, Jan. 29, BOK Center. 918-894-4200. An Evening With Travis Tritt -- Feb. 1, Cox Business Center.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'
  –  January 13, 2018
Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The concert at the Bridgestone Arena marked the opening show of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. "Wish You Were Here" is one of several ...
Rockers band Avenged Sevenfold at Van Andel
  –  January 12, 2018
They perform with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W. Grand Rapids. Visit vanandelarena.com.
Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week
  –  January 11, 2018
Bonus: Also on the bill are Breaking Benjamin, a Wilkes-Barre band that has had 14 Top 40 hit singles, and rockers Bullet for My Valentine. 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sovereign Center, 700 Penn St., Reading. Sold out, tickets on resale markets. santander-arena.com.
Mid-Michigan entertainment events for the weekend Jan. 12-14 and beyond
  –  January 10, 2018
Superior St., Alma, alma.edu. Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for My Valentine: 6:15 p.m. Jan. 14 at Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W. Grand Rapids, vanandelarena.com. Chris Young: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W.
BREAKING BENJAMIN's New Song "Red Cold River" Will Get Stuck In Your Head (The Third Time You Hear It)
  –  January 9, 2018
Breaking Benjamin are the reigning kings of radio rock. That means if you live on a coast, you likely don't pay too much attention to them, but in the middle of the country – where radio rock is still very much alive and thriving, Breaking Benjamin do ...
Santander Arena, PAC rank higher on list of top US venues
  –  January 7, 2018
Farrar said 2018 is poised to be even bigger than 2017 for the Santander Arena as it begins the new year with a sold-out concert featuring Avenged Sevenfold and special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for My Valentine on January 16. In the following ...
Breaking Benjamin Drop 'Red Cold River'
  –  January 6, 2018
Breaking Benjamin have released "Red Cold River," the first single off of their upcoming sixth studio album Ember, which is expected out sometime this spring. "I don't want to reinvent the wheel," frontman Benjamin Burnley said. "I just want to write good ...
Listen: Breaking Benjamin Streaming New Single 'Red Cold River'
  –  January 5, 2018
New album "Ember" coming your way this spring. Breaking Benjamin are officially streaming "Red Cold River" as the new single off their upcoming album "Ember," due out this spring as the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn." You can give it a spin in the ...

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