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