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