Break Maiden is a energetic rock quintet hailing from Omaha, NE. Formed in early 2011, Members- Allyson Schneiderwind, Robert Harman, Wes Graffius, Jake Loehr, and Nathan Dougall. Break Maiden brings driving, high energy, high volume riffs, combined with melodic yet aggressive vocals, heavily influenced by metal, punk and alternative rock and roll styles.
In 2010, after leaving Twitch, Robert Harman, also formally of other local acts as Faceplate, A Thin Red Line, and Switchback, found himself with some unused written song material. Teaming up with old time friend and band mate Kevin Thomas, from other project stints, such as Clever, Faceplate, and Natural, the two forged through some 30 song ideas. After solidifying a set list of material, they started auditioning band members with little luck, initially. Singer Kaitlyn Heavin helped out on vocals briefly. Finally, after much looking, another long- time friend, and bassist, Zach Wagner, formally of Twitch, Faceplate, and a stint with Clever, made his way back from Chicago. The three formed a strong unity. Wes Graffius - known best for his playing in Wet Psyche, brought an exciting piece to the table in the execution of the material. Singer Allyson Leigh Schneiderwind was the final addition to the group after answering an ad on a musician wanted page. Formally of Velvet Crush, and a brief running with The Rising, Allyson uplifted the movement, by adding a strong writing depth, and an intense vocal delivery that completed the Break Maiden sound.
In Mid 2012 Break Maiden lost two of their founding members. Kevin Thomas, and Zach Wagner. Due to conflicting family schedules, and other priorities the two departed from the group. Jake Loehr formerly of the band Shatterproof picked up guitar duties, and Nathan Dougall of The Last Draft rounded up the new line up on Bass.
After playing several shows around the Omaha area, and building a following the new line up entered the studio in June of 2013 to release their self titled debut in April of 2014
With a great admiration for different styles of music, Break Maiden brings a unique, and original sound.