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A Day to Remember

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Shifting between bouncy, spiky choruses and ferocious, guttural metalcore tirades, A Day to Remember provided a rare bridge between the worlds of punk and metal and established themselves as long-running favourites of the US hard rock scene since first forming in 2003.

Front man Jeremy McKinnon turned to music after struggling at school and, inspired by the DIY rock scene in his hometown of Ocala in the North of Florida, he played with ska band All for Nothing before starting A Day to Remember with guitarist Tom Denney. With Neil Westfall on guitar, Joshua Woodard on bass and Bobby Scruggs completing the line-up on drums, they relentlessly toured dive bars and basement clubs and self-released two EPs before recording their debut album 'And Their Name Was Treason' in 2005. As their reputation grew their track 'You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance' became an early anthem which captured the spirit of the band and they made a major breakthrough when third album 'Homesick' reached number 21 in the US charts selling over 500,000 copies in 2009.

Alex Schelnutt took over on drums and guitarist Kevin Skaff replaced Denney, who stopped touring but continued to record with the band, and their follow-up 'What Separates Me from You' became an even bigger success when it shot to number eleven in 2010. The band's hybrid sound of slamming hardcore breakdowns, catchy hooks and grizzly, growly purges made them accessible enough for radio plays and unhinged enough for metal crowds, but after a legal battle with their label Victory Records, they made a fresh start by setting up their own company ADTR and moved to Colorado to record 'Common Courtesy'. They also created Self Help Fest before confirming their status as a worldwide arena act when they reached number two in the US charts in 2016 with sixth studio album 'Bad Vibrations'.

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