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

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