'Incubus is a Grammy-nominated alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California.
Formed by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Michael Einziger, and drummer Jose Antonio Pasillas II while in high school, the band grew to include bassist Alex Katunich (a.k.a.
"Dirk Lance"), and Gavin Koppell, both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney, and DJ Kilmore, respectively.
They are known for their eclectic sound, balancing experimental and progressive qualities with pop appeal, earning praise for their ability to change and evolve their music with every subsequent release.
Their lyrics touch on a number of different subjects, from their earliest works which touch on drugs and anti-conformity to the later albums where they often sing about politics and romance, although they primarily stress an optimistic view.
Incubus has received both high critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several highly successful singles.
The band started branching out creatively and earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself.
By 2001, Incubus became hugely successful with the single "Drive" and their follow up album Morning View.
Their latest studio album, Light Grenades, has reached Gold certification and #1 in the U.S.
Their music has also appeared in other media, such as the video games Halo 2 and Guitar Hero, and the films Stealth and Final Destination 2.