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