The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we are talking about two of hard rocks biggest bands are coming to Albany in December. Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch play the Times Union Center on Dec. 10. Watch video above.

Breaking Benjamin was formed out of Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1999 by singer/guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. The current lineup features Burnley along with guitarists Jasen Rauch and Keith Wallen along with bassist Aaron Bruch and drummer Shaun Foist.  Hits include “So Cold”, “I Will Not Bow”, and “The Diary of Jane. Five Finger Death Punch formed out of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2005. The current lineup features lead by singer Ivan Moody along with guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, drummer Jeremy Spencer and bassist Chris Kael.