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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.   Die Romantic
  3.   We Sleep Forever
  4.   Horror Queen
  5.   Die Die My Darling
  6.   Cry Little Sister (Theme From the Lost Boys)
  7.   Bridge of Reason, Shore of Faith
  8.   The Last Sunrise
  9.   Crusafiction
  10.   Teenage Queen
  11.   The Suffering
  12.   Knife Blood Nightmare
  13.   Let the Right One In
  14.   Darkness
  15.   Walk Among the Dead
  16.   I Set My Friends on Fire
  17.   Shine
  18.   Reevolver
  19.   Perfect Muse
  20.   Hysteria
  21.   The Asylum
  22.   Scavengers of the Damned
  23.   Moment
  24.   Hurt Me
  25.   She Will Love You
  26.   One Love
  27.   White Wedding
  28.   Silent Eyes
  29.   See You in Hell
  30.   Goodbye We're Falling Fast
  31.   It's Cold Tonight
  32.   Unbreakable (I.J.M.A.)
  33.   World by Storm
  34.   Our Gang's Dark Oath
  35.   The Essence
  36.   Radio
  37.   Malevolent Conversion
  38.   A Portrait of the Artist
  39.   Portrait
  40.   King on Holiday
  41.   Killing Machine
  42.   Excommunicate
  43.   Elizabeth
  44.   Crusifiction
  45.   Black Market Hell
  46.   Son of Lies
  47.   Believe
  48.   Bliss
  49.   The Sky Is Falling
  50.   A Candlelight Intro
  51.   Genetic Design for Dying
  52.   Cold December
  53.   Kid Becomes the Dream
  54.   Fifteen
  55.   Looking Glass Eyes
  56.   Life I Left Behind
  57.   The Dawn Breaking Tide
  58.   The Opening Departure
  59.   The Devil's Eyes
  60.   This City Is Far From Here
  61.   Enjoy the View
  62.   Pledge Resistance
  63.   Breathless
  64.   This Lost Town of Wandering Souls by Stalins War
  65.   A Silent Homecoming by Stalins War
  66.   Divide by Zero by Stalins War
  67.   This World Has No Heartbeat by Stalins War
  68.   Mordecai
  69.   Top Gun
  70.   Slumber Party
  71.   Convalescence
  72.   Body and Blood
  73.   Suffocating Words
  74.   The Crimson
  75.   Necessary Bloodshed
  76.   Wake the Dead
  77.   [CD-ROM Track]
  78.   Let's Light a Fire Tonight
  79.   Interview
  80.   Knives Interview
  81.   There Will Be Blood
  82.   Broken Bones
  83.   Irony in the Shadows
  84.   London Dungeon
  85.   Deactivate
  86.   Grotesque Vanity
  87.   Transmission
  88.   Freedom from Religion
  89.   The Courage to Carry On
  90.   In the End
  91.   Black Market Hell/Lori Meyers
  92.   Lucy In the Sky