American Tragedy was a post-hardcore/metalcore band from San Diego, California. In 2002, the band released a split album with the metalcore band As I Lay Dying on Pluto Records. Their sound is post-hardcore with slight metal influences, incorporating the usage of melodic riffs. The band went through many lineup changes, while also changing their sound in the later days of the band's existence. After the release of the split album, the band became inactive. Former members later went on to play in Gasoline Please, Lance's Hero, and The Prayers.