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Story of the Year

Story of the Year took root in the late '90s under a different name, Big Blue Monkey, in St. Louis, MO. At the time of its inception, the band's sound was much heavier (similar to the Deftones), and the lineup that would eventually become Story of the Year was not yet in place. Big Blue Monkey played frequent shows in the St. Louis area, issued several EPs, and endured the lineup fluctuations typical to any struggling combo. Creative and persistent self-promotion soon caught the ear of producer John Feldmann, who in turn brought Maverick Records into the picture. By 2002, Big Blue Monkey had become Story of the Year, signed a record contract, moved to Southern California, and toured with Feldmann and Goldfinger. The lineup of vocalist Dan Marsala, bassist Adam Russell, drummer Joshua Willis, and guitarists Ryan Phillips and Phillip Sneed entered the studio with Feldmann, emerging in spring 2003 with the debut album Page Avenue. Story did some Warped Tour dates during the summer to advance the record, which was released the following September. By this point, the band's sound had morphed completely and comfortably into emo-inflected post-grunge, akin to groups like Thrice or the similarly Feldmann-shepherded Used. The CD/DVD set Live in the Lou/Bassassins followed in spring 2005; it was a precursor to In the Wake of Determination, which appeared in October and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts. Three years later, Story of the Year released their third album, The Black Swan, on Epitaph Records. The Black Swan charted even higher than its predecessor and led to another Warped Tour run, as well as additional tour dates. One year later, the band was back in the studio creating The Constant, which they released in early 2010. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Story of the Year


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Albums by
Story of the Year

Top Songs by
Story of the Year

  1.   Song
  2.   Until the Day I Die
  3.   Anthem of Our Dying Day
  4.   Sidewalks
  5.   And the Hero Will Drown
  6.   Page Avenue
  7.   Our Time Is Now
  8.   In the Shadows
  9.   Won Threw Ate
  10.   Take Me Back
  11.   We Don't Care Anymore
  12.   Swallow the Knife
  13.   Ten Years Down
  14.   Eye for an Eye
  15.   I'm Alive
  16.   The Heart of Polka Is Still Beating
  17.   Divide and Conquer
  18.   Tonight We Fall
  19.   Time Goes On
  20.   The Dream Is Over
  21.   The Children Sing
  22.   We're Not Gonna Make It
  23.   The Black Swan
  24.   The Antidote
  25.   Choose Your Fate
  26.   March of the Dead
  27.   Stereo
  28.   Dive Right In
  29.   Your Unsung Friend
  30.   The Ghost of You and I
  31.   Remember a Time
  32.   Apathy Is a Deathwish
  33.   "Is This My Fate?" He Asked Them
  34.   Wake Up the Voiceless
  35.   Pay Your Enemy
  36.   Sleep
  37.   Burning Years
  38.   Razorblades
  39.   Falling Down
  40.   Five Against the World
  41.   Holding On to You
  42.   To the Burial
  43.   The Virus
  44.   Welcome to Our New War
  45.   Pale Blue Dot (Interlude)
  46.   Terrified
  47.   Angel in the Swamp
  48.   Wake Up
  49.   Meat Head
  50.   Taste the Poison
  51.   Cannonball
  52.   Tell Me (P.A.C.)
  53.   Message to the World
  54.   Bonus Material
  55.   [Untitled Track]
  56.   [Untitled Track]
  57.   Flaco 81
  58.   We Don't Are Anymore
  59.   Never Let It Go
  60.   Jarhead
  61.   Sue Your Friends, Pay Your Enemy
  62.   Breed
  63.   Save One
  64.   The Truth Shall Set Me Free

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