Ceremony (punk band)
|Origin||Rohnert Park, California, United States|
|Genres||Punk rock, hardcore punk, post-punk, powerviolence|
|Years active||2005 - present|
Bridge 9 Records
In 2005, the band released the EP Ruined on Malfunction Records. This release was followed by their critically acclaimed first full-length album, Violence Violence, which included a re-recorded version of the Ruined EP.
2008 saw the release of Still Nothing Moves You, the band's first release on Bridge 9 Records, described by Keith Carman in Exclaim! magazine as "hardcore's equivalent of Hiroshima", which placed on Billboard's Top Internet and Top Heatseekers charts in August 2008.
After touring all around the world with bands including Blacklisted, Converge, and AFI, they have released new music, including their third full-length album Rohnert Park in 2010.
In 2011, the band confirmed they had signed with Matador Records, and their final Bridge 9 release would be a covers-only EP, featuring the band's take on songs by Urban Waste, Pixies, Crisis, Eddie and the Subtitles, Vile and Wire.
In March 2012, the band released the album Zoo on Matador Records which was a departure from the harder style even more so than the Rohnert Park album was, with the new record focusing on a more pre-hardcore punk sound in the style of Wire's Pink Flag (1977) album.
In March of 2015, the band confirmed on their Facebook page that their next album, titled "The L-Shaped Man," will be released on May 19th, 2015 through Matador Records.
The band's main influences include Joy Division, Suicidal Tendencies, Pink Floyd and Tom Waits. The band's early sound has been compared to that of Infest and described as a "non-stop bludgeoning of sonic fury" and "fast, brutal hardcore".
- Violence Violence (Deathwish Inc./Malfunction Records, 2006)
- Still Nothing Moves You (Bridge 9 Records, 2008)
- Rohnert Park (Bridge 9 Records, 2010)
- Zoo (Matador Records, 2012)
- The L-Shaped Man (Matador Records, 2015)
- Ruined (Malfunction Records, 2005)
- Scared People (Bridge 9 Records, 2007)
- Ceremony 6 Cover Songs (Bridge 9 Records, 2011)
- "He-God-Has Favored Our Undertakings" (Bridge 9 Records, 2008)
- "Sick" (Bridge 9 Records, 2010)
- "Hysteria" (Matador Records, 2012)
- "Adult" (Matador Records, 2012)
- "Tourette's" (originally by Nirvana; tribute album In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety) (2014, Robotic Empire)
- World Blue (2012)
- Adult (2012)
- List of bands from the San Francisco Bay Area
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- . Bridge 9 Records.
- Carman, Keith (October 2008). "Ceremony Still Nothing Moves You". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- "Charts", Billboard. August 23, 2008, pp. 40-41. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- "Ceremony To Enter Studio / Tourdates With A.F.I.".
- Hughes, Josiah (May 12, 2010) "Ceremony Explore Rohnert Park on New Bridge 9 Full-Length". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- Munro, Tyler (August 9, 2011) "Ceremony Covers". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- Adams, Gregory (June 30, 2011). "Ceremony Prep Covers EP, Announce Matador Signing". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- Pettigrew, N. (February 10, 2012) "Hardcore Hysterics: Ceremony Unites With Fans To Destroy, Inspire". Frontier Psychiatrist. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- Prato, Greg "Still, Nothing Moves You Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
- . Bridge 9 Records.