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Dear Agony, Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

September 29th, 2009

2000 in Wilkes-Barre, PA


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Breaking Benjamin


In late 2000, guitarist Aaron Fink and bassist Mark James Klepaski made a surprising and unexpected decision: they left Lifer, an alternative metal band that was signed to Universal and was gaining commercial acceptance. Fink and Klepaski departed Lifer (which was originally called Strangers with Candy) so that they could join forces with singer Ben Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel and form Breaking Benjamin. Why would Fink and Klepaski leave a band that had a contract with Universal to form a new alternative rock band that, at the time, was unsigned? According to Breaking Benjamin's press releases, the ex-members of Lifer had so much faith in Burnley's songwriting talents that they were willing to take a gamble and uproot themselves. So in late 2000, Breaking Benjamin got started with a four-man lineup that consisted of Burnley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Fink on lead guitar, Klepaski on bass, and Hummel on drums. Breaking Benjamin wasn't the first time that Fink had worked with Burnley; he had known the singer since high school. All four members of the band are from Wilkes-Barre, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia and its suburbs are considered southeastern Pennsylvania.)

Top Albums

Dear Agony, Breaking Benjamin
1. Dear Agony
Phobia, Breaking Benjamin
2. Phobia
Saturate, Breaking Benjamin
3. Saturate
We Are Not Alone, Breaking Benjamin
4. We Are Not A..
Phobia, Breaking Benjamin
5. Phobia
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin (Deluxe Edition), Breaking Benjamin
6. Shallow Bay:..
Saturate / We Are Not Alone / Phobia, Breaking Benjamin
7. Saturate / W..
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin, Breaking Benjamin
8. Shallow Bay:..
Nightmares, Breaking Benjamin
9. Nightmares
We Are Not Alone, Breaking Benjamin
10. We Are Not A..
Shallow Bay - The Best of Breaking Benjamin (Deluxe Edition), Breaking Benjamin
11. Shallow Bay ..
Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin, Breaking Benjamin
12. Shallow Bay:..
Rain - Single, Breaking Benjamin
13. Rain – Singl..
The Diary of Jane - Single, Breaking Benjamin
14. The Diary of..
Blow Me Away - Single, Breaking Benjamin
15. Blow Me Away..
Blow Me Away (feat. Valora) - Single, Breaking Benjamin
16. Blow Me Away..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

I Will Not Bow Dear Agony 3:36 $1.29

Diary of Jane (Single Version) Phobia 3:20 $0.99

Breath Phobia 3:38 $0.99

Blow Me Away Blow Me Away – Single 3:25 $1.29

Until the End Phobia 4:12 $0.99

Dear Agony Dear Agony 4:18 $1.29

Dance With the Devil Phobia 3:47 $0.99

Had Enough Phobia 3:48 $0.99

So Cold Shallow Bay: The Best of Br.. 4:33 $0.99

So Cold (Remix) We Are Not Alone 4:33 $0.99

Give Me a Sign Dear Agony 4:16 $1.29

Blow Me Away (feat. Valora) Blow Me Away (feat. Valora).. 3:27 $1.29

Lights Out Dear Agony 3:33 $1.29

Evil Angel Phobia 3:39 $0.99

Polyamorous Saturate 2:56 $0.99

Diary of Jane (Single Version) Diary of Jane – Single 3:21 $0.99

What Lies Beneath Dear Agony 3:34 $1.29

Blow Me Away (feat. Valora) Shallow Bay: The Best of Br.. 3:09 $0.99

Unknown Soldier Phobia 3:46 $0.99

Crawl Dear Agony 3:58 $1.29

Hopeless Dear Agony 3:19 $1.29

Follow (Radio Edit) We Are Not Alone 3:17 $0.99

Fade Away Dear Agony 3:15 $1.29

Sooner or Later We Are Not Alone 3:38 $0.99

Without You Dear Agony 4:16 $1.29

Top Music Videos

The Diary of Jane, Breaking Benjamin
1. The Diary of J..
So Cold, Breaking Benjamin
2. So Cold
I Will Not Bow, Breaking Benjamin
3. I Will Not Bow
Breath, Breaking Benjamin
4. Breath
Sooner or Later, Breaking Benjamin
5. Sooner or Late..
Polyamorous, Breaking Benjamin
6. Polyamorous
Give Me a Sign, Breaking Benjamin
7. Give Me a Sign
The Diary of Jane, Breaking Benjamin
8. The Diary of J..
Blow Me Away (Feat. Valora), Breaking Benjamin
9. Blow Me Away (..


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