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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.   Nail
  4.   It's Going to Be a Cold Winter
  5.   Don't Leave Me Behind
  6.   Hotel
  7.   Friends Like You
  8.   He -- God -- Has Favored Our Undertakings
  9.   Another Lost Soul by Ceremony
  10.   Troubled Waters
  11.   Violence
  12.   Attitude
  13.   Community Service
  14.   Repeating the Circle
  15.   Dont Touch Me
  16.   Plutocratic Swine Rake
  17.   Cross Them Out
  18.   Feel Like A Man
  19.   Kersed
  20.   Entropy: No Meaning Is Also an Answer
  21.   Eraser Making Its Way Its Only Job
  22.   My Hands Are Made of Spite
  23.   Citizen
  24.   Carrying Flowers
  25.   I Want to Put This to an End
  26.   Bite Down
  27.   Pressure's On
  28.   Sick
  29.   Sick Boys
  30.   The Doldrums (Friendly City)
  31.   Nigh To Life
  32.   Cheese by Ceremony
  33.   Left Here All Alone by Ceremony
  34.   Hibernation
  35.   Seventh Wonder by Ceremony
  36.   Venom In Denim by Ceremony
  37.   Uneven Pavement
  38.   It Rained In My Head
  39.   Open Head
  40.   The Lines In My Forehead
  41.   Making With The Stale Air
  42.   Hard Times
  43.   The Bridge
  44.   Down Day by Ceremony
  45.   Your Life in America
  46.   Living Hell
  47.   The Pattern
  48.   Fading Sounds of Your Life
  49.   You're All the Same
  50.   Vagrant
  51.   A Blight on Mental Health
  52.   Every Corner A Liquor Store
  53.   Terminal Addiction
  54.   Journey to the End of the East Bay
  55.   Without You by Ceremony
  56.   M.C.D.F.
  57.   Overcast
  58.   Filthy Grudge by Ceremony
  59.   Birth. Conspire. Be. Upset.
  60.   The Understanding
  61.   World Blue
  62.   Ghosts
  63.   Brace Yourself
  64.   All the Time
  65.   Active Mind by Ceremony
  66.   In Facile
  67.   Clouds of Fire
  68.   Moving Principle
  69.   Exit Fears
  70.   Adult
  71.   Video
  72.   Bleeder
  73.   Quarantine
  74.   Into the Wayside Part II
  75.   Twenty Four Hour Fever Watch
  76.   Your Life in France
  77.   The Separation
  78.   Throwing Bricks
  79.   Pride (Times Are Changing)
  80.   Free by Ceremony
  81.   Asleep
  82.   Nosebleed
  83.   The Party
  84.   Ordinary People
  85.   Root of the World
  86.   My Life by Ceremony
  87.   Back In '84
  88.   This Is My War
  89.   See Through by Ceremony
  90.   Life As A War
  91.   Mothers and Fathers
  92.   Walking Home
  93.   Along
  94.   The Pathos
  95.   Dead Moon California (Midnight in Solitude)