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Dealing in hardcore punk that's punctuated with explosive fits of sonic violence, Ceremony formed in the California Bay area in 2005. With a sound that fused the no-nonsense hardcore of bands like Black Flag and Suicidal Tendencies with the unpredictable outbursts of Dillinger Escape Plan, the band cultivated a brutal sound that owed just as much to power violence as it did to old-school punk. In 2006, the band made their full-length debut with Violence, Violence, a 13-song, 13-minute long album that found the band exploding onto the scene in a burst of unfiltered aggression. The quintet followed up with a pair of releases, 2008's Still, Nothing Moves You and 2010's Rohnert Park, released on Bridge 9 Records. The band eventually began to tinker with their sound, tempering their raw, aggressive approach with post-punk influences like Wire and the Fall. After a surprising move to indie giant Matador, the band debuted their new sound in 2012 with the release of their fourth album, Zoo. By the time of 2015's L-Shaped Man, traces of their hardcore roots were all but gone in favor of a more melodic, brooding sound that recalled bands like Joy Division and Bauhaus. ~ Gregory Heaney
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  1.   Song
  2.   Hysteria
  3.   Adult
  4.   Brace Yourself
  5.   Asleep
  6.   Left Here All Alone by Ceremony
  7.   Dead Moon California (Midnight in Solitude)
  8.   The Party
  9.   Your Life in France
  10.   Citizen
  11.   Active Mind by Ceremony
  12.   Ghosts
  13.   Into the Wayside Part II
  14.   It's Going to Be a Cold Winter
  15.   Violence
  16.   The Pattern
  17.   Bleeder
  18.   Exit Fears
  19.   Hibernation
  20.   See Through by Ceremony
  21.   Filthy Grudge by Ceremony
  22.   A Blight on Mental Health
  23.   He -- God -- Has Favored Our Undertakings
  24.   Eraser Making Its Way Its Only Job
  25.   Nail
  26.   Open Head
  27.   The Pathos
  28.   Sick
  29.   Kersed
  30.   Sick Boys
  31.   My Hands Are Made of Spite
  32.   In Facile
  33.   Pressure's On
  34.   Walking Home
  35.   Overcast
  36.   Throwing Bricks
  37.   Uneven Pavement
  38.   The Understanding
  39.   Cheese by Ceremony
  40.   Community Service
  41.   The Lines In My Forehead
  42.   Attitude
  43.   Friends Like You
  44.   Cross Them Out
  45.   This Is My War
  46.   Your Life in America
  47.   Don't Leave Me Behind
  48.   World Blue
  49.   Repeating the Circle
  50.   All the Time
  51.   The Separation
  52.   Quarantine
  53.   Birth. Conspire. Be. Upset.
  54.   Another Lost Soul by Ceremony
  55.   Bite Down
  56.   Journey to the End of the East Bay
  57.   It Rained In My Head
  58.   Clouds of Fire
  59.   The Doldrums (Friendly City)
  60.   Living Hell
  61.   Nosebleed
  62.   Back In '84
  63.   You're All the Same
  64.   Every Corner A Liquor Store
  65.   Venom In Denim by Ceremony
  66.   Terminal Addiction
  67.   Carrying Flowers
  68.   Root of the World
  69.   Free by Ceremony
  70.   Vagrant
  71.   Video
  72.   Feel Like A Man
  73.   Mothers and Fathers
  74.   Twenty Four Hour Fever Watch
  75.   Hard Times
  76.   Making With The Stale Air
  77.   M.C.D.F.
  78.   Troubled Waters
  79.   Fading Sounds of Your Life
  80.   Without You by Ceremony
  81.   Hotel
  82.   The Bridge
  83.   My Life by Ceremony
  84.   Moving Principle
  85.   Plutocratic Swine Rake
  86.   Ordinary People
  87.   Entropy: No Meaning Is Also an Answer
  88.   Seventh Wonder by Ceremony
  89.   Pride (Times Are Changing)
  90.   Down Day by Ceremony
  91.   Dont Touch Me
  92.   I Want to Put This to an End
  93.   Along
  94.   Nigh To Life
  95.   Life As A War