by 1 member
founded: 1995
origin: St. Louis, Missouri
Adam Russell
Dan Marsala
Joshua Willis
Phil Sneed
Ryan Phillips

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Story of the Year

Story of the Year (also known as Story or SOTY) is a Alternative rock band based in America. The band was originally formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995. It currently consists of vocalist Dan Marsala, lead guitarist Ryan Phillips, rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist Philip Sneed, bassist Adam Russell and drummer Josh Wills. Initially named Big Blue Monkey, they changed their name to Story of the Year in 2001 because a blues group of the same name had already existed.

It would not be until eight years after forming that Story of the Year saw its first piece of commercial success in its major label debut, Page Avenue, containing the popular singles "Until the Day I Die" and "Anthem of Our Dying Day". A second album, In the Wake of Determination, followed in 2005, but did not achieve the success of its predecessor. The band has returned with their third album The Black Swan, their first on Epitaph Records, which was released on April 22, 2008.

top tracks
  • Until the Day I Die 3:56
  • Anthem of Our Dying Day 3:35
  • Take Me Back 4:07
  • And the Hero Will Drown 3:13
  • We Don't Care Anymore 3:31
  • Sidewalks 3:34
  • Five Against the World 3:12
  • Stereo 3:29
  • March of the Dead 3:49
  • Sleep 4:12
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