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

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