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Boston, United States (1999 – 2004)

Boston hardcore band formed in 1999 by singer Wes Eisold (Cold Cave). Through a legal battle the band was forced to change their name; they briefly preformed as “American Nothing” before changing their name in 2003 to Give Up The Ghost. The band put out records on Bridge 9 and Equal Vision before breaking up suddenly in spring 2004.


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  • diamond_tough

    Kind of tickles me pink that that shitty Philly band got absolutely nowhere after "rightfully" claiming their name, I just wonder how it feels to be known as "that shitty band that made Give Up the Ghost change their name."

    15 Jan 5:48am Reply
  • aimlessfriend

    anyone got an american nightmare "fuck these memories/james dean" shirt they'd be willing to sell or trade? lost mine a while back and have had no luck tracking another down.. let me know. -

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BlackieDammett

    Actually they disbanded in 2003 and came back in 2011 for occasional shows until now. I think they would do many more shows if Wes, the singer, wasn't so busy with Cold Cave.

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • jradeberry

    Been inactive for a few years. @Alex_Trap

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    is this band alive?

    3 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Knoter

    xk00dyax сделал бы лучше, чем пиздеть... умник ебаный

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • nickvalenzi

    Personally, I've never even heard of the other band American Nightmare. As in the band that sued GUTG.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
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  • junkyard_god

    this band probably has the most annoying fanbase of all time

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • xk00dyax

    банить надо мудаков, пишущих такие "биографии", ей богу, ни ума ни фантазии. Группа - легенда.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MattMischieff

    Check out a sampler compilation for my label, it's free!

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • perffectONpaper

    SEATTLE! when's it gonna be!?

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Der_Fab

    next show announced. the next one must be somewhere in europe. please.

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • ximena__

    Farewell <3

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • liamgc92

    these give up the ghost jokes must stop immediately.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • kyniu123

    O: That's so good. Thanks for for making review of their album.

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Der_Fab

    Every time I listen to AN I want to kill people. EVERY FUCKING TIME.

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • aFonderReel

    Fuck I need to get deeper into this band

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • theJASONagency

    i don't get why people fall for that "sounds like give up the ghost" troll all the time

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • yourfetusmymout

    That's because it's the Give Up the Ghost before the Give Up the Ghost.

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
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