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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.   And the Hero Will Drown
  5.   Sidewalks
  6.   Burning Years
  7.   Page Avenue
  8.   Razorblades
  9.   We Don't Care Anymore
  10.   Take Me Back
  11.   The Black Swan
  12.   Holding on to You
  13.   Divide and Conquer
  14.   In the Shadows
  15.   The Antidote
  16.   "Is This My Fate?" He Asked Them
  17.   Our Time Is Now
  18.   Swallow the Knife
  19.   Falling Down
  20.   Tonight We Fall
  21.   Sleep
  22.   Stereo
  23.   Your Unsung Friend
  24.   Won Threw Ate
  25.   The Dream Is Over
  26.   Pale Blue Dot (Interlude)
  27.   Cannonball
  28.   Message to the World
  29.   Wake Up
  30.   Wake Up the Voiceless
  31.   Meat Head
  32.   Dive Right In
  33.   The Virus
  34.   Apathy Is a Deathwish
  35.   March of the Dead
  36.   Taste the Poison
  37.   Five Against the World
  38.   The Ghost of You and I
  39.   The Children Sing
  40.   To the Burial
  41.   Welcome to Our New War
  42.   Terrified
  43.   Choose Your Fate
  44.   Pay Your Enemy
  45.   The Heart of Polka Is Still Beating
  46.   Time Goes On
  47.   Ten Years Down
  48.   Eye for an Eye
  49.   We're Not Gonna Make It
  50.   Angel in the Swamp
  51.   Tell Me (P.A.C.)
  52.   I'm Alive
  53.   Remember a Time
  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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