Ceremony

Full Discography

LPs
  • Zoo - OLE-965 - 2012-03-06

Biography

Formed in Rohnert Park, California, the band originally formed as Violent World until later changing the name to Ceremony. 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[citation needed] 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.

News From The Matablog

Tonight: Ceremony in Brooklyn (FREE)



Ceremony's tour with Nothing & Iron Lung pushes on, landing in NYC tonight as part of a free bill at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Bad Side open. We'll see you out.

Details on admission here

Friday, July 18, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Monday, July 21, 2014 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - New Orleans, LA - Mudlark
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
Monday, July 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Warehouse
Friday, August 01, 2014 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
Saturday, August 02, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

 

Ceremony - Summer US Dates

Ceremony will be entering the studio shortly to commence work on the long-anticipated followup to 2012's 'Zoo' ;  either we'll be pestering you with more details in the near future or you'll be reading about it on one of the music news sites we optimistically call "partners" --- perhaps both. 



Tuesday, June 3, 2014 La Jolla CA Che Cafe Collective (all ages)
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Portland OR Slabtown (all ages)
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Seattle WA The Black Lodge (all ages)
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Boise ID The Crux (all ages)



Friday, July 11, 2014 Salt Lake City UT The Shred Shed*** (all ages)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Denver CO Marquis Theater*** (all ages)
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Omaha NE, Slowdown Jr.***(all ages)



Monday, July 14, 2014 St. Louis MO The Demo % (all ages)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Chicago IL Subterranean % (all ages)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Grand Rapids MI Pyramid Scheme % (all ages)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Cleveland OH Now That’s Class % (all ages)



Friday, July 18, 2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Night Bazaar* (all ages)
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church*& (all ages)
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair* (all ages)
Monday, July 21, 2014 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel* (all ages)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Charlotte NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall*% (all ages)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Atlanta GA Mammal Gallery* (all ages)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orlando FL The Social * (ages 12 and over)
Friday, June 25, 2014 Gainesville FL The Atlantic Nightspot (18+, under 18+ admitted with parent)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 The Social New Orleans LA Mudlark (all ages)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s (all ages)
Monday, July 28, 2014 Dallas TX Trees** (all ages)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Austin TX Mohawk** (all ages)
Wednesday June 30, 2014 El Paso TX Tricky Falls (all ages)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Tucson AZ 191 Warehouse (all ages)
Friday, August 01, 2014 West Hollywood CA Roxy Theatre (all ages)
Saturday, August 02, 2014 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop (all ages)
Sunday, August 3, 2014 Bakersfield CA Munoz Gym (all ages)

* – Iron Lung support
** – supporting Boris
***- with Angel Dust, Forced Order
& -with Nothing, Dangers
# - with Boris, Nothing
% -with Nothing 

Ceremony - July / August Dates



(photo by Toni Francis)

Prior to entering the studio to commence work on the long-anticipated followup to 'Zoo', Ceremony are hitting the road this summer.  Though we've got ticket links for several of the shows, there's a few that'll be sales on the door only  - best to check with the venues directly.  You may or may not thrilled to know Ceremony are now on Twitter,, Facebook and Instagram, but we'll settle for "interested".  



Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Portland OR Slabtown (all ages)
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Seattle WA The Black Lodge (all ages)
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Boise ID The Crux (all ages)
Friday, July 11, 2014 Salt Lake City UT The Shred Shed (all ages)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Denver CO Marquis Theater (all ages)
Monday, July 14, 2014 St. Louis MO The Demo (all ages)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Chicago IL Subterranean (all ages)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Grand Rapids MI Pyramid Scheme (with Nothing) (all ages)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Cleveland OH Now That’s Class (with Nothing)  (all ages)
Friday, July 18, 2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Night Bazaar*  (all ages)
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church* (w/Iron Lung, Anxiety Hammer), all ages 
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Cambridge MA The Sinclair* (all ages)
Monday, July 21, 2014 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel* (all ages)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Charlotte NC Casbah at Tremont Music Hall*  (all ages)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Atlanta GA Mammal Gallery* (all ages)
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orlando FL The Social *  (ages 12 and over)
The Social Saturday, July 26, 2014 New Orleans LA Mudlark (all ages)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Houston TX Fitzgerald’s (all ages)
Monday, July 28, 2014 Dallas TX Trees** (all ages)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Austin TX Mohawk** (all ages)
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Tucson AZ 191 Warehouse (all ages)
Friday, August 01, 2014 West Hollywood CA Roxy Theatre (all ages)
Saturday, August 02, 2014 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop (all ages)

* - Iron Lung support
** - supporting Boris 

The Photography of Ceremony's Ross Farrar - On Exhibit In Santa Rosa, CA



Ross writes :

"I will be showing over 150 color photographs on the 22nd at 4pm, at Heritage Public House, in Santa Rosa. The photographs span over a decade and will include various people and places I’ve encountered in that time: 2004-2014. Also, Heritage will be playing The Vibrating Antennas new LP, Th’ Length, throughout the evening. There will be beer discounts and many a strange times to be had."

VIDEO : Ceremony - Live at This Is Hardcore (Philadephia)



While Ceremony are making plans for recording their 5th album in the very near future, a visitor to the label Facebook page alerted us to the existence of the above footage, shot during This Is Hardcore at Philly's Electric Factory this past August.

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