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|Three Years Two Months Eleven Days|
|Compilation album by|
|Recorded||Jan 1996 – Jul 1998|
Corona, California, U.S.
|Producer|| Ensign |
Three Years Two Months Eleven Days was an album of early material, often referred to as a retrospective, by the New Jersey, U.S. band, Ensign. Recorded in various sessions between January, 1996 and July, 1998 – including a live recording – and with varying members, it was released by the band's first record label, Indecision Records in April, 2000.
Ensign had recorded two EPs – a self-titled 7" and the Fall from Grace 7" – and a full-length debut, Direction of Things to Come , for Orange County, California label Indecision Records before departing for the larger Nitro Records in 1998. Far from seeing this as a cashing-in exercise by Indecision on the band's new, wider audience, it was seen as filling the gaps in the essential history of a band who would go on to tour with metalcore band, Hatebreed in 2002. Most of the material was either unreleased, out-of-print or very rare.
Style-wise, it was very obviously more akin to Direction of Things to Come than anything they did subsequently on either Nitro Records or Blackout Records. Straightforward, short blasts of hardcore punk in the New York hardcore mould that they had imported to the Californian shores in 1995.
Indecision Records is an independent American hardcore punk record label, which was started by punk photographer and fanzine editor Dave Mandel in 1992 as an offshoot of his fanzine, Indecision. It is based in Garden Grove, California, and until about 2001 it was based in nearby Huntington Beach. Indecision Records was responsible for launching the careers of many of Orange County's wave of 1990s hardcore bands, such as Throwdown, Death by Stereo, Bleeding Through, and Adamantium, as well as re-issuing material that was otherwise out-of-print.
Converge is an American hardcore punk band formed by vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou in Salem, Massachusetts in 1990. During the recording of their seminal fourth album Jane Doe, the group became a four-piece with the departure of guitarist Aaron Dalbec and the addition of bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller. This lineup has remained intact since. They have released nine studio albums, three live albums, and numerous EPs. The band's sound is rooted in both hardcore punk and heavy metal, and they are considered pioneers of metalcore as well as its subgenre mathcore.
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