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Hailing from rainy Seattle, Aiden combine post-hardcore and punk attitudes with gothic aesthetics and a love of all things horror (not to mention, of course, the Misfits) to create surging, darkly melodic music. Aiden formed in the spring of 2003 while the bandmembers were still in high school, taking their name from the young ghost-seeing boy in the 2002 horror flick The Ring. A few lineup changes occurred early on; the quintet -- Nick Wiggins (bass), Jake Davison (drums), Angel Ibarra (guitar), Jake Wambold (guitar), and William "wiL" Francis (vocals) -- was solidified, however, before entering the studio in December 2004 to record its debut full-length, Our Gang's Dark Oath. Making two-song samplers of their album, Aiden managed to pass out a few thousand copies around town, sparking a word-of-mouth buzz all over Seattle. Their debut was released in June 2004 on Dead Teenager, and the band played countless shows throughout the year -- whenever school would allow. The hard work paid off quickly, and the group inked a deal with Victory Records by December. All the bandmembers were finally done with high school by June 2005, and Aiden were free to tour, jumping on the road that summer with the Hurt Process, the Audition, and the Junior Varsity. Their first label effort, Nightmare Anatomy, appeared in October 2005, proving to be a slickly energetic record with undeniable hooks despite somewhat morose lyrical content. Touring with labelmates Hawthorne Heights, Bayside, and Silverstein rounded out the year before Aiden headed back out to support 30 Seconds to Mars nationwide in the first half of 2006. Victory then re-released Our Gang's Dark Oath with new artwork in April 2006, the Rain in Hell EP arriving just in time for that year's Halloween. In August of 2007, Aiden issued Conviction, an album that took them away from their screamo tendencies toward more rock-oriented, melodic terrain. In 2009, the band made a return to its post-hardcore form with Knives, and followed up quickly with the live album From Hell... With Love, released in 2010. Later that year, the band went into the studio to begin work on its fifth album, Disguises. Produced by Francis, the album was released in 2011. Just five months later, Aiden announced that they already had another album in the works, and in the fall of 2011 they made good on their promise, releasing their sixth studio album, Some Kind of Hate. ~ Corey Apar
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    Popularity
  2.   We Sleep Forever
  3.   Die Romantic
  4.   Horror Queen
  5.   Our Gang's Dark Oath
  6.   One Love
  7.   The Last Sunrise
  8.   I Set My Friends on Fire
  9.   Life I Left Behind
  10.   Crusafiction
  11.   The Asylum
  12.   Portrait
  13.   Believe
  14.   The Suffering
  15.   Silent Eyes
  16.   Goodbye We're Falling Fast
  17.   Kid Becomes the Dream
  18.   Looking Glass Eyes
  19.   Lucy In the Sky
  20.   The Dawn Breaking Tide
  21.   The Essence
  22.   Shine
  23.   Hysteria
  24.   Scavengers of the Damned
  25.   King on Holiday
  26.   Killing Machine
  27.   Elizabeth
  28.   Crusifiction
  29.   Cry Little Sister (Theme From the Lost Boys)
  30.   Teenage Queen
  31.   The Sky Is Falling
  32.   A Candlelight Intro
  33.   White Wedding
  34.   Unbreakable (I.J.M.A.)
  35.   Genetic Design for Dying
  36.   Knife Blood Nightmare
  37.   Cold December
  38.   Pledge Resistance
  39.   Bridge of Reason, Shore of Faith
  40.   World by Storm
  41.   Walk Among the Dead
  42.   Reevolver
  43.   Radio
  44.   A Portrait of the Artist
  45.   Let the Right One In
  46.   Excommunicate
  47.   Black Market Hell
  48.   Moment
  49.   She Will Love You
  50.   The Opening Departure
  51.   Darkness
  52.   Bliss
  53.   See You in Hell
  54.   Breathless
  55.   This City Is Far From Here
  56.   Malevolent Conversion
  57.   Die Die My Darling
  58.   Perfect Muse
  59.   Fifteen
  60.   It's Cold Tonight
  61.   Enjoy the View
  62.   Hurt Me
  63.   Son of Lies
  64.   The Devil's Eyes
  65.   This Lost Town of Wandering Souls by Stalins War
  66.   A Silent Homecoming by Stalins War
  67.   Divide by Zero by Stalins War
  68.   This World Has No Heartbeat by Stalins War
  69.   Mordecai
  70.   Top Gun
  71.   Slumber Party
  72.   Convalescence
  73.   Body and Blood
  74.   Suffocating Words
  75.   The Crimson
  76.   Necessary Bloodshed
  77.   Wake the Dead
  78.   [CD-ROM Track]
  79.   Let's Light a Fire Tonight
  80.   Interview
  81.   Knives Interview
  82.   There Will Be Blood
  83.   Broken Bones
  84.   Irony in the Shadows
  85.   London Dungeon
  86.   Deactivate
  87.   Grotesque Vanity
  88.   Transmission
  89.   Freedom from Religion
  90.   The Courage to Carry On
  91.   In the End
  92.   Black Market Hell/Lori Meyers