Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Linkin Park was formed in 1996 by three high school friends: Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboard, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), and Rob Bourdon (drums). Their music is considered nu metal, alternative rock, and rap-rock.
Linkin Park is one of the most successful bands, selling over 70 million records worldwide. Who else should you listen to if you’re a fan of Linkin Park? Here are ten bands like Linkin Park.
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994. Disturbed is a nu-metal band, and they have released seven studio albums, of which five have debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Disturbed has sold over 17 million records worldwide.
2. Papa Roach
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. Papa Roach is considered a nu-metal band, known for its unique blend of rap and rock. They have released ten studio albums, and their debut album, “Infest” (2000), was triple platinum. Papa Roach has sold over 20 million records worldwide.
3. Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The band was formed in 1999. Breaking Benjamin is a post-grunge and alternative metal band with hits like “The Diary of Jane” and “Breath”.
They have released six studio albums; their album, “Phobia” (2006), was their most successful, reaching number 2 on the Billboard 200 and being certified platinum. Breaking Benjamin has sold over 7 million records worldwide.
4. Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band from Norwood, Ontario. The band was formed in 1992 as a grunge band under the name Groundswell. They split in 1996 and reformed in 1997 with the new name Three Days Grace and a new lineup.
Three Days Grace is best known for their hits “I Hate Everything About You” and “Animal I Have Become”. Their music is a mix of post-grunge and alternative metal. They have released six studio albums, the latest being “Outsider” (2018).
Slipknot is an American nu metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1995. They are highly successful and are known for their aggressive music style and energetic live performances. The band has released five studio albums, and their debut album, “Slipknot” (1999), was certified platinum in the US.
6. Stone Sour
Stone Sour is an American alternative metal band from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 1992 by vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root. Stone Sour is best known for the hits “Bother” and “Through Glass”. Their music style mixes alternative metal, hard rock, and heavy metal. The band has released six studio albums and their album, “Hydrograd” (2017), debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200.
7. Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. They are best known for their hits “Nookie” and “Break Stuff”, and their music is nu-metal, rap-rock, and alternative metal.
Limp Bizkit gained mainstream success with their album, “Significant Other” (1999), which reached number one on the Billboard 200. The band has released six studio albums, and their album, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” (2000) was certified six-times platinum.
8. From Ashes To New
From Ashes to New is an American rock band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, formed in 2013. Their sound is a mashup of alternative metal, rap-rock, and nu-metal. They often do covers of popular artists like Linkin Park. From Ashes to New has released three studio albums; their album, “Day One” (2016), peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200.
Payable on Death (P.O.D.) is an American nu metal band from San Diego, California, formed in 1992. P.O.D. is best known for their hits “Youth of the Nation” and “Alive”. Their music combines nu-metal, rap-rock, and alternative metal. They have released eleven studio albums, and their album, “Satellite” (2001), was certified triple platinum in the US.
The American Christian rock band Skillet was formed in 1996 in Memphis, Tennessee. Some of their hits include “Monster” and “Awake and Alive”, and their music style is a mix of Christian rock, alternative metal, and hard rock. Skillet has released eleven studio albums, the latest being “Dominion” (2022).
Linkin Park was a groundbreaking band in the world of alternative metal. They helped define the genre and pave the way for other bands to follow.
We have listed ten bands similar to Linkin Park in terms of sound and style. Each of these bands has its unique sound, but all incorporate alternative metal elements into their music. If you love Linkin Park’s music, you’ll likely enjoy these bands as well.
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