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Chad Szeliga

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Chad Szeliga

Chad Szeliga performing on stage at a Breaking Benjamin concert.
Background information
Born December 23, 1976 (age 33)
Genres Alternative metal, Post-grunge, Hard rock
Instruments Drums Backing Vocals
Years active 1999-present
Labels Hollywood Records
Associated acts Breaking Benjamin,
Switched, Forever Oeuvre, APG, OurAfter
Chad Szeliga is an American professional drummer from Elyria, Ohio. He is best known for being the drummer for the bands Breaking Benjamin and OurAfter.

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Career

Chad Szeliga started out with Switched, a hard rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. He was released from the band sometime during 2001. After his release from Switched, Chad played drums for another Cleveland band called Another Path. While with Another Path, Chad recorded an audition video for Breaking Benjamin playing drums for the song So Cold [1]. The video submitted happened to be the only VHS tape submitted. Ben Burnley was forced to borrow a VCR from his neighbor to view the tape. After Ben reviewed the tape, the band decided he was the right guy for the job.[2] His first official recording with the band was for the full-band version of the song "Rain" from We Are Not Alone in late 2005, which was sent to modern radio, and later appeared on the band's cover of Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever?. He recorded with Breaking Benjamin on their 2006 album Phobia, which was released August 8, 2006. He also joined the band on their tour supporting that album.[3] He is still with Breaking Benjamin at this point, and was the full-time drummer on their fourth album entitled "Dear Agony", which released on September 29, 2009. On the side, he currently plays drums for Scranton based band OurAfter [4].

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