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2000年末，吉他手Aaron Fink和贝斯手Mark James Klepaski令人意外的离开了当时已经小有名气的Lifer乐队。在离开Lifer不久之后，Aaron Fink和Mark James Klepaski就和主唱Ben Burnley和鼓手Jeremy Hummel成立了Breaking Benjamin乐队。那么，Fink和Klepaski当初究竟为何会离开一支与Universal有合约在身的乐队而选择另组一支新乐队重新开始奋斗呢？据两人后来称，他们对主唱Ben Burnley的创作能力非常有信心，因此愿意孤注一掷，重新一博。就这样，四人阵容的Breaking Benjamin在2000年末诞生了，Ben Burnley任主唱和节奏吉他手，Aaron Fink负责主音吉他，Mark James Klepaski和Jeremy Hummel分别担任贝斯手和鼓手。其实，Breaking Benjamin并不是Aaron Fink与Ben Burnley的首次合作，早在中学时期Fink就认识Burnley。此外，Breaking Benjamin的四位成员之所以关系非常融洽或许是因为他们都来自于宾夕法尼亚州东北部的小城Wilkes-Barre。
Breaking Benjamin开始在Wilkes-Barre附近演出的时候选择了与Lifer不同的音乐路线，乐队强有力且不失旋律化的音乐风格颇受当地电台听众的欢迎。Breaking Benjamin称他们的音乐受到过Live，Bush，珍珠果酱（Pearl Jam），石庙向导（Stone Temple Pilots），涅磐（Nirvana），科恩（Korn）和工具（Tool）等乐队的影响，而主唱Ben Burnley更是举例说他在14岁的时候就是反复听着Nirvana 1991年的专辑《Nevermind》来自学吉他的。
2001年，Breaking Benjamin在Wilkes-Barre的演出吸引了当地摇滚电台DJ弗雷迪·法布里（Freddie Fabbri）的的注意。作为当地另类摇滚电台WBSX-FM的DJ，Freddie Fabbri将Breaking Benjamin的歌曲《Polyamorous》放到了WBSX-FM电台中播放。另外，非常欣赏Breaking Benjamin的Freddie Fabbri还为乐队筹措资金用来帮助他们发行首张同名EP专辑。2001年，Breaking Benjamin的同名EP在家乡Wilkes-Barre以及附近地区共卖出2000张。同年，Breaking Benjamin与Hollywood Records签约并同知名制作人乌尔里希·威尔德（Ulrich Wild）相识。 2002年8月，Breaking Benjamin的首张正式专辑《Saturate》在Hollywood正式发行。曾与Powerman 5000，Stabbing Westward，白僵尸（White Zombie），X静电（Static-X），潘多拉（Pantera）和活结（Slipknot）等多支大牌乐队合作的Ulrich Wild出任这张专辑的Producer和engineer。
2004年6月，Breaking Benjamin的第二张专辑《We Are Not Alone》出炉，其中有前碎瓜乐队（The Smashing Pumpkins）主唱比利·科甘（Billy Corgan）的助阵。随后，Breaking Benjamin开始与伊凡塞斯乐队（Evanescence）合作巡演，而《We Are Not Alone》专辑中有三首单曲都在Billboard单曲榜中成为热门单曲，其中，《So Cold》和《Sooner or Later》在主流摇滚单曲榜中的最好成绩都是亚军。
《We Are Not Alone》得到歌迷广泛的赞誉~
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... ...More
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.)
When Breaking Benjamin started playing around Wilkes-Barre, they were far from a carbon copy of Lifer — instead, they favored a radio-friendly post-grunge approach that was aggressive and forceful yet melodic. The band's various influences include, among others, Live, Bush, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Nirvana. Burnley has been quoted as saying that at age 14, he taught himself to play guitar by listening to Nirvana's seminal 1991 release Nevermind over and over. Korn and Tool have also been cited as influences, but unlike Korn, Breaking Benjamin doesn't have strong hip-hop leanings and isn't quite alternative metal — hard alternative rock, certainly, but not quite alternative metal. However, that isn't to say that Breaking Benjamin hasn't been influenced by certain aspects of Korn's sound. The Pennsylvanians do incorporate the sort of choppy, downtuned guitars that are quite prevalent in alterna-metal, and even though Breaking Benjamin has a lot in common with post-grunge bands like Creed, Default, Cinema8, and Third Eye Blind, they tend to be a bit heavier.
In 2001, Breaking Benjamin's Wilkes-Barre gigs caught the attention of a local radio DJ named Freddie Fabbri, who was an on-air personality at alterna-rock station WBSX-FM. Fabbri put their song "Polyamorous" in rotation, and he also financed the recording of their self-titled debut EP — which, in 2001, ended up selling about 2,000 copies in and around Wilkes-Barre. It was also in 2001 that Breaking Benjamin signed with Hollywood Records, which united the band with Ulrich Wild (a busy producer/engineer who has worked with Powerman 5000, Stabbing Westward, White Zombie, Static-X, Pantera, Slipknot, and quite a few others). Wild serves as both producer and engineer on Breaking Benjamin's first full-length album, Saturate, which Hollywood released in August 2002. We Are Not Alone followed two years later, complete with a few collaborations with Billy Corgan; the band landed a primo spot on the Evanescence tour in support of the effort, as three of the album's singles made their way onto the Billboard charts ("So Cold" and "Sooner or Later" both peaked at number two in Mainstream Rock).
Breaking Benjamin issued their third album, Phobia, in August 2006 before heading out on nationwide headlining dates with Evans Blue and Dropping Daylight in tow. The album featured new drummer Chad Szeliga and was spearheaded by the single "The Diary of Jane," which quickly heated up airwaves and helped the album debut at number two on the Billboard charts. Phobia was reissued that fall with additional bonus tracks, while the band continued touring alongside Godsmack. After the tour, Breaking Benjamin dove back into the studio to begin work on their fourth full-length. The resulting Dear Agony, fueled by the first single "I Will Not Bow," arrived in the summer 2009.
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01. So Cold
02. Simple Design
05. Break My Fall
06. Forget It
07. Sooner Or Later
12. Rain (2005) [Alternate Single Version]