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Staind is a four-piece alternative metal group from Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the past five years, the band has had a large impact on rock and mainstream radio with a large number of successful singles spanning several albums, and have sold twelve million albums worldwide.
Staind formed and played their first ever show in February 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. After meeting through friends and covering KoRn?, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, among others, in smalltime clubs for two years, Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing influences Pantera and Sepultura. The album is generally regarded as the band's heaviest and "rawest" effort. Until recently, the album was difficult to obtain, as only four thousand copies were originally sold. Since then, the demand from fans has allowed it to be released through the band's official website.
The band's big break came in October 1997 after Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst wi...
|years active||1995 – Present|
|music genre||Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge|
|current members||Aaron Lewis (Vocals, Guitar)|
Mike Mushok (Guitar)
Jon Wysocki (Drums)
Johnny April (Bass (instrument)