A Day To Remember Biography
Rising from the Punk-Rock hotbed of Ocala, Florida USA, in 2003 vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Bobby Scruggs formed A Day To Remember crafting a blend of the music they loved into a niche of their own. Their sound combined the Punk-Pop with brutal hardcore beatdowns.
The band's debut on Indianola Records, "And Their Name Was Treason", was released in May 2005 selling 8,000 copies with little promotion thus attracting the attention of Victory Records, who signed them in 2006.
With the release of their second full-length disc, "For Those Who Have Heart", the group welcomed drummer Alex Shelnutt. In the two short years after the album release in early 2007, the band grew from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide sensation, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. The quintet supported "For Those Who Have Heart" on the road with bands they grew up listening to like New Found Glory and Silverstein and had a full summer on the Vans Warped Tour; the CD eventually reached the #43 position on the U.S. Top Independent Albums chart.
February 2009 saw A Day To Remember put out its breakthrough album, "Homesick"; it debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Independent Albums chart and even nearly cracked the top 20 of The Billboard 200 Sales list. The disc included two singles "The Downfall Of Us All" and "Have Faith In Me", the latter of which landed in the top 40 on the Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
The Ocala-based post-hardcore troupe's fourth album, "What Separates Me From You", arrived in November 2010 and soon exploded onto the chart peaking at #11 on The Billboard 200; the disc was the first to feature new guitarist Kevin Skaff who replaced Denney in early 2009. "All I Want", the first single, spent 20 weeks on on The Hot Modern Rock chart with a peak of #12 and was followed by two more alt-Rock radio top 40 hits: "All Signs Point To Lauderdale" and "It's Complicated".
After a two-year ferocious legal battle with their label, A Day To Remember split from Victory and in October 2013 self-released the digital version of their fifth studio album "Common Courtesy". The disc peaked at #37 on The Billboard 200 and the lead single, "Right Back At It Again", made it to #33 on The Alternative Songs chart.