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