Thursday, 20 June 2013


Thanks to Fernando for the awesome request.

Ceremony are a five-piece hardcore punk from Rohnert Park, California  that began in 2005. They're probably one of the most well-known bands in punk around now, and are among a bunch of bands currently pushing the past those punk rock conventions (like Fucked Up or Iceage, as a few examples), or something of the sort. Their early material bears a lot of similarities to powerviolence, with its fast-paced, intensely blistering and chaotic short song after short song. Even then, they showed signs of progression in their music. From each album to album, you can hear the evolution and experimentation that occurs in the band, as they abandon old ideas, try new ones, or simply tweak what they've been doing before. In their more recent stuff, they've been incorporating a large element of post-punk, akin to Public Image Ltd. or Joy Division (which isn't that surprising, since they took their name from a Joy Division song). Regardless of what era of Ceremony you're listening to, they manage to keep things engaging, intense, and just flat-out kick ass. They've worked with  a bunch of great labels, such as Bridge 9, Deathwish, Malfunction, and Matador, as well. These guys are definitely recommended for anyone into punk rock who wants to hear a band doing something new with an old sound. Below is practically their entire discography, with the exception of two 7"'s, which are Hysteria and Adult, which I would greatly appreciate anyone who has them to share them. They've also got a split with Titus Andronicus (another amazing band) coming out later this year, which I'm really excited for. Enjoy.

FFO: Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, Negative Approach, Infest, pg.99, Joy Division, Wire

1. Kersed
2. It's Going To Be A Cold Winter
3. A Perfect World
4. You're All The Same
5. Living Hell
6. Throwing Bricks

1. Kersed
2. It's Going To Be A Long Winter
3. This Is My War
4. You're All The Same
5. Troubled Waters
6. Throwing Bricks
7. I Want To Put This To An End

1. Violence
2. Ghosts
3. Living Hell
4. My Hands Are Made Of Spite
5. Along
6. Nail
7. Bite Down
8. Cross Them Out
9. Violence
10. Clouds Of Fire
11. Pressure's On (Red C)
12. Walking Home
13. Asleep

1. It Rained Today Inside My Head
2. The Lines In My Forehead
3. Making With The Stale Air
4. Mothers And Fathers
5. Every Corner A Liquor Store
6. Feel Like A Man (Negative FX)

1. He-god-Has Favored Our Undertakings
2. Dogma

1. Dead Moon California (Midnight In Solitude)/The Difference Between Looking And Seeing
2. Eraser Making Its Way Its Only Job
3. He-god-Has Favored Our Undertakings
4. A Blight On Mental Health
5. Plutocratic Swine Rake
6. Vagrant
7. Twenty Four Hour Fever Watch
8. Entropy: No Meaning Is Also An Answer
9. Carrying Flowers
10. In Facile
11. Overcast
12. Birth. Conspire. Be. Upset.
13. Uneven Pavement
14. Fading Sounds Of Your Life
15. Learn/Without

1. Sick
2. Life As A War

1. Into The Wayside Part I / Sick
2. M.C.D.F.
3. Moving Principle
4. The Doldrums (Friendly City)
5. Open Head
6. Into The Wayside Part II
7. Terminal Addiction
8. Don't Touch Me
9. Back In '84
10. All The Time
11. The Pathos
12. Nigh To Life
13. Into The Wayside Part III

1. Public Opinion (Urban Waste)
2. Nimrod's Son (Pixies)
3. Holocaust (Crisis)
4. American Society (Eddie & The Subtitles; L7 version)
5. 5 To 10 (Vile)
6. Pink Flag (Wire)

1. Hysteria
2. Citizen
3. Repeating The Circle
4. World Blue
5. Quarantine
6. Brace Yourself
7. Adult
8. Hotel
9. Ordinary People
10. Nosebleed
11. Community Service
12. Video

1. Ceremony - Everything Burns
2. Titus Andronicus - In A Big City

11. Tourette's (Nirvana cover)

Note: Full comp here

1. Hibernation
2. Exit Fears
3. Bleeder
4. Your Life In France
5. Your Life In America
6. The Separation
7. The Pattern
8. Root Of The World
9. The Party
10. The Bridge
11. The Understanding


  1. Missing the split with Titus Andronicus, Adult single, and Hysteria singles

  2. I just thought you might want the new Ceremony album

    1. That isn't the album by the punk band Ceremony, it's an album by the electronic band Ceremony.

  3. The L-Shaped Man link isn't working anymore :(
    Any way to fix it, please?

  4. Any chance for a Titus Andronicus post?

  5. Well, that's a change of season completely from summer to winter!
    I find it still good, but not the power we were used to hear.
    Thanks tho. A-Z

  6. The L-Shaped Man link is down again :(

  7. Can anyone bring me the link for the L-Shaped man?

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  12. Could you post the two bonus tracks for the L-Shaped Man please? They're called "Vivication" & "The Hide". I can't find them anywhere online.

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