Forming in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a Vegan Straight Edge act, the band originally formed as Violent World until later changing the name toCeremony. In 2005, Ceremony released 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, Ceremony's first release on Bridge 9 Records, described by Exclaim!'s Keith Carman 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 with bands such as Blacklisted, Converge, and AFI, they've 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 2012, they will release an album entitled Zoo.