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Switched (previously depicted as Sw1tched) are a nu metal/hard rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.
Switched rose to prominence playing at popular festivals such as Ozzfest in 2002 and on the Vans Warped Tour in 2001 and 2002. Their debut album titled, Subject to Change was released via Immortal/Virgin Records in 2001, and went on to sell close to 100,000 records worldwide.
During the recording phase for their second album, the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus, mainly due to the band's poor relationship with Immortal Records. The hiatus more-or-less signaled that they had broken up, and members of the band went on to other projects.
Drummer Chad Szeliga joined popular post-grunge group Breaking Benjamin in 2004, bassist Corey Lowery helped form alternative metal group Dark New Day, lead guitarist Bradley Kochmit joined then left hard rock group "Rikets" to form his own project called "Tinjen", and vocalist Ben Schigel found success as a producer working with bands such as Chimaira, Breaking Benjamin, Rikets and Allele.
With help from their first manager, Thom Hazaert, now co-president of Californian i...
|years active||Late 1990s – Present|
|music genre|| Nu Metal|
|current members|| Ben Schigel|
|past members|| Chad Szeliga|