The line-up of this US alternative metal act, comprising Aaron Lewis (vocals), Mike Mushok (guitar), Johnny April (bass) and Jon Wyscoki (drums), came together in February 1995. The following year, having established themselves as a leading live draw, the band recorded and distributed their debut, Tormented. The album went on to sell over 4,000 copies by word of mouth, and also gained them a high-profile support slot for Limp Bizkit's Connecticut show in October 1997. An initial misunderstanding about Tormented's satanic cover art almost saw them coming to blows with Fred Durst, but Limp Bizkit's lead vocalist was impressed enough to invite the band to record demos for his production company. A contract with Flip Records ensued in early 1998, and the band decamped to Pearl Jam's studio in Seattle to record their major-label debut with producer Terry Date. A reworking of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise", featuring Durst, was left off the final tracklisting. This proved to be a good choice, as the songs on Dysfunction eschewed the overt hip-hop influence of Limp Bizkit for a more traditional style of hard rock rooted in the early 90s sound of Alice In Chains. The band's second album, Break The Cycle, debuted at the top of the US album charts in June 2001.

Staind Discography


AK 47-38-44 Staind Tormented (Album) Not On Label AK 47-38-44 US 1996 Sell This Version
62356-2 Staind Dysfunction (Album) Flip Records (2) 62356-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
AMCY-7237 Staind Break The Cycle (Album) Flip Records (2) AMCY-7237 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
7559-62882-9 Staind 14 Shades Of Grey (Album) Flip Records (2), Elektra 7559-62882-9 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
7559-62982-2 Staind Chapter V (Album) Flip Records (2) 7559-62982-2 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
512714-2 Staind The Illusion Of Progress (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 512714-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
528510-2 Staind Staind (Album, Maxi) Flip Records (2), Atlantic 528510-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
ARMCD549 Staind Live From Mohegan Sun Armoury Records ARMCD549 Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRCS-1238-4 Staind Suffocate / Just Go(Cass, Single, Promo) Elektra PRCS-1238-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 1324-2 Staind Just Go (Single) Flip Records (2), Elektra PRCD 1324-2 USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 1362-2 Staind Mudshovel(CD, Single, Promo) Flip Records (2), Elektra PRCD 1362-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
PRCD-1439-2 Staind Home(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Flip Records (2) PRCD-1439-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
PR 02987 Staind For You (Single) Flip Records (2), Elektra PR 02987 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
PRO2751 Staind It's Been Awhile (Maxi, Single) Flip Records (2) PRO2751 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7559-67274-5 Staind Outside (Single) Flip Records (2), Elektra 7559-67274-5 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
7559-67299-5 Staind Fade(CD, Single, Car) Flip Records (2) 7559-67299-5 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
E7401CD, 7559-67401-2 Staind Price To Play (Single) Elektra, Flip Records (2) E7401CD, 7559-67401-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
none Staind So Far Away (Maxi, Single) Elektra, Flip Records (2) none UK 2003 Sell This Version
Prcd 1941 Staind How About You(CD, Single, Promo + CD) Elektra Prcd 1941 US 2003 Sell This Version
PRCD 1983, none Staind Zoe Jane(CD, Single, Promo) Elektra, Flip Records (2) PRCD 1983, none UK 2004 Sell This Version
WMSPROM5125 Staind Everything Changes(CDr, Single, Promo) Atlantic WMSPROM5125 2005 Sell This Version
none Staind King Of All Excuses(CD, Single, Promo) The Firm (2) none 2005 Sell This Version
PR015488 Staind Right Here (Single) Flip Records (2), Atlantic PR015488 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 1112 Staind All I Want(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 1112 UK 2008 Sell This Version
RRPROMO1062 Staind Believe(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RRPROMO1062 UK 2008 Sell This Version


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March 20, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
If you ever saw Aaron Lewis face while he's performing ballads, you know what i'm talking about here. Its the look of a sad man struggling with constipation. His pain is so unbearable that he just can't take it anymore and he just have to record some of that painful material and sing it to fans.
Seriously, though, i can't imagine how they are able to sell millions of copies of CDs, since its almost exactly the same. Take a bit of Tool, a pinch of Alice in Chains, table spoon of Nirvana, put it in a blender and press "mix". Voila ! It's ready. And you won't know whether its called Staind, Cold, Crossfade, 10 Years or anything else, since they're pretty much the same.

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