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