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 is scheduled for release in April 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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Ember
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Ember is an album by musical group Breaking Benjamin, released on April 13, 2018.
Save Yourself
Song
Save Yourself is a song by musical group Breaking Benjamin, released on April 6, 2018.
Psycho
Song
Psycho is a song by musical group Breaking Benjamin, released on March 23, 2018.
Blood
Song
Blood is a song by musical group Breaking Benjamin, released on February 23, 2018.

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Breaking Benjamin Explore Their Dark Side With Fiery ‘Ember’ – Album Review
  –  April 12, 2018
Are Breaking Benjamin undergoing an identity crisis? Should we be worried? Their sixth studio album, Ember, is a heavy record -- not just in terms of sound where you could argue that they've never sounded heavier, but also in terms of lyrical content.
Breaking Benjamin Stream New Song 'Save Yourself'
  –  April 9, 2018
Breaking Benjamin are streaming their brand new single called "Save Yourself." The track comes from their forthcoming album "Ember", which will be hitting stores on April 13th. Frontman Benjamin Burnley had these comments, "People have always really liked ...
"Save Yourself" and listen to Breaking Benjamin's new song
  –  April 6, 2018
"Save Yourself" is the fifth song to be released from Ember, following "Blood," "Psycho," "Feed the Wolf" and lead single, "Red Cold River." The full album arrives April 13. Breaking Benjamin kicks off a headlining tour in support of Ember April 25 in ...
Breaking Benjamin Keep the Heavy Coming With New Track ‘Save Yourself’
  –  April 6, 2018
Breaking Benjamin have released another metal-tinged track from their upcoming Ember album. “Save Yourself” brings the heavy tones and even some harsh vocals from the Pennsylvania rock band. “Save Yourself” starts with a bipolar back-and-forth of ...
Breaking Benjamin Announces U.S. Tour Dates With 10 Years
  –  April 3, 2018
Rockers of Breaking Benjamin are due for their sixth studio album this month, and that means it’s time for a U.S. tour this spring. The tour will kick off on April 25 in Richmond, Virginia, hitting 13 cities before wrapping up in May at the Rock On The ...
Breaking Benjamin to visit Gallery of Sound in WB Twp. for meet-and-greet
  –  April 2, 2018
The Gallery of Sound has announced that NEPA-rooted heavy rock band Breaking Benjamin will visit the Wilkes-Barre Township record store, 186 Mundy St., for a 4 p.m. meet-and-greet on April 14 in support of their latest studio album, “Ember.” According ...
Breaking Benjamin Drops 'Psycho'
  –  March 26, 2018
Breaking Benjamin has released another new track off of their upcoming album Ember, "Psycho." The new track follows previously released "Red Cold River" and "Blood." "People have always really liked the heavier side of the band," frontman Ben Burnley said ...
Breaking Benjamin Plotting Spring Tour
  –  March 15, 2018
Breaking Benjamin have announced a new batch of tour dates with 10 Years. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming new album Ember, which will be released on April 13 on Hollywood Records. The new dates kick off April 25 in Richmond, Virginia ...
Syracuse's Lakeview Amphitheater adds 20th concert to 2018 lineup
  –  March 13, 2018
Live Nation has announced the 20th concert at the Lakeview Amphitheater for the 2018 season. Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch will perform at the Syracuse concert venue on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Bad Wolves will open the rock show at 7 p.m ...
Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa
  –  March 13, 2018
A massive night of metal is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Sludge-rock superstars Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that'll hit Tampa on Aug. 11. Joining them are Grammy-nominated ...
Logic, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch Announce Hartford Dates
  –  March 13, 2018
Logic ($25-$79.50) performs at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on June 10 at 7 p.m., with special guests NF and Kyle, followed by Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch ($29.50-$99.50), with Nothing More and Bad Wolves opening on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m ...
Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa
  –  March 13, 2018
A massive night of metal is coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Sludge-rock superstars Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that'll hit Tampa on Aug. 11. Joining them are Grammy-nominated ...
Breaking Benjamin Stream New Song 'Blood'
  –  February 27, 2018
Breaking Benjamin are streaming a brand new track called "Blood". The song comes from their forthcoming album "Ember", which is set to hit stores on April 13th. The new track follows the release of the song "Red Cold River". Frontman Benjamin Burnley had ...

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