Full Discography

  • Zoo - OLE-965 - 2012-03-06


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

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.

CEREMONY return to the road for a SUMMER TOUR





This will rule.


Thursday, August 1 - Miami, FL - Churchills

Friday, August 2 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub

Saturday, August 3 - Jacksonville, FL - Atticus

Sunday, August 4 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn

Tuesday, August 6 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording

Wednesday, August 7 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen

Saturday, August 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory

THIS IS HARDCORE FEST w/ Judge, 7 Seconds, H2O, All Out War, Ringworm, etc

Monday, August 12 - Washington, DC - Rock And Roll Hotel

Tuesday, August 13 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

Wednesday, August 14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes

Thursday, August 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

Friday, August 16 - New London, CT - El 'n' Gee

Saturday, August 17 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent


Grab Ceremony Zoo, at the Matastore

Ceremony west coast tour dates & $5 Gilman Street show

Never slowing down, Ceremony are poised to play a number of West Coast dates in May and June. Don't miss them.

The dates include a special show at 924 Gilman St, of which the band writes on their website:
So it’s been over a year since we last played our home, 924 Gilman Street, which is (we’re told) the longest our band has ever gone since we began. We seek to rectify this with a very unique and experimental idea: A Five Dollar Punk Show. We’ll be joined on the bill by four kindred spirits; NO STATIK, SECRET PEOPLE,FACE THE RAIL and CAGED ANIMAL and we hope you will join us too. Friday May 17th at 7:30pm. All ages, naturally. No advance tickets or any of that bullshit, just show up. Let’s hang out. More Info Here  
May Friday  17 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman St June Monday    03 La Jolla, CA Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego) Tuesday   04 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room Wednesday    05 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction Thursday     06 Los Angeles, ES The Echoplex Friday    07   Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
Grab Ceremony’s  2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore and watch the video for "Adult" below:    

Ceremony June Tour Dates

Photo by Alvin Carrillo

Still touring like madmen, the always amazing Ceremony have some new shows confirmed in June (including dates with Total Control and The Soft Moon) & we're pleased to tell you about them!

Wednesday, February 27 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop (Noise Pop)  w/ Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID
Thursday, February 28 - Sacramento, CA - The Where House w/ Vibrating Antennas, Rat Damage, Alarms
Friday, March 01 - Reno, NV - Holland Project w/ Spitting Image, Creative Adult, Countress
Saturday, March 02 - Fresno, CA - The Vault w/ Selfish Ways, Gorilla Stomp
Sunday, March 03 - Nipomo, CA - Rippin' Rehearsal w/ Bad Days 805

Monday, June 6 - La Jolla CA - Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
 Tuesday, June 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/ Total Control, Gay Kiss
 Wednesday, June 5 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction w/ Total Control
 Thursday, June 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control
 Friday, June 7 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium w/ The Soft Moon, Total Control

June tickets on-sale Friday, March 1 (except LA on-sale on Saturday, March 2)

Check out Ceremony’s killer performance on Mexico City’s “Ligeramente Desenfocado“. Performing “Citizen”, “World Blue”, “Repeating The Circle”, “Hysteria”, and “The Doldrums (Friendly City)”. A MUST WATCH.



Music & Video

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