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

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