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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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  1.   Song
  2.   We Sleep Forever
  3.   Die Romantic
  4.   Horror Queen
  5.   King on Holiday
  6.   The Last Sunrise
  7.   Son of Lies
  8.   Bridge of Reason, Shore of Faith
  9.   Moment
  10.   Enjoy the View
  11.   Our Gang's Dark Oath
  12.   The Asylum
  13.   Scavengers of the Damned
  14.   Let the Right One In
  15.   Elizabeth
  16.   Cry Little Sister (Theme From the Lost Boys)
  17.   Goodbye We're Falling Fast
  18.   Genetic Design for Dying
  19.   Knife Blood Nightmare
  20.   I Set My Friends on Fire
  21.   Pledge Resistance
  22.   Lucy In the Sky
  23.   Reevolver
  24.   Hysteria
  25.   A Portrait of the Artist
  26.   Portrait
  27.   Killing Machine
  28.   Excommunicate
  29.   Crusifiction
  30.   Black Market Hell
  31.   One Love
  32.   Darkness
  33.   Believe
  34.   The Suffering
  35.   Silent Eyes
  36.   See You in Hell
  37.   This City Is Far From Here
  38.   World by Storm
  39.   Cold December
  40.   Fifteen
  41.   Looking Glass Eyes
  42.   A Candlelight Intro
  43.   Kid Becomes the Dream
  44.   Crusafiction
  45.   Hurt Me
  46.   Teenage Queen
  47.   Bliss
  48.   It's Cold Tonight
  49.   Breathless
  50.   The Dawn Breaking Tide
  51.   Life I Left Behind
  52.   The Opening Departure
  53.   She Will Love You
  54.   Shine
  55.   Walk Among the Dead
  56.   The Essence
  57.   White Wedding
  58.   Die Die My Darling
  59.   Radio
  60.   The Devil's Eyes
  61.   The Sky Is Falling
  62.   Malevolent Conversion
  63.   Perfect Muse
  64.   Unbreakable (I.J.M.A.)

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