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Alesana Biography

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Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Years Active: 2004-present
Genres: Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Screamo

Alesana is an American rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Their band name is derived from street named Aliceanna St., which is located in Baltimore and where the group originated.

Alesana was the first band to join Tragic Hero Records in 2005, and their three demo songs titled "Apology," "Beautiful in Blue" and "Goodbye, Goodnight for Good" were featured on a label compilation “All The Tragedy Money Can Buy.” They released their debut EP, “Try This With Your Eyes Closed,” in May of that year.

They followed with a full-length album, entitled “On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax,” during the summer of 2006. In late 2006 and signed on to Fearless Records, which re-released their LP in March 2007. In early 2008, “On Frail Wings of Vanity and Was” charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, peaking at #44.

In 2008 Alesana finished recording their second album, "Where Myth Fades to Legend." The album was released in June 2008. “Where Myth Fades to Legend” charted on the Billboard 200 at #96 and on the Billboard Hard Rock Album at #13.

In March 2009 the album “Punk Goes Pop 2” was released which includes Alesana's cover of "What Goes Around...Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake.

Their third full length album, “The Emptiness” was released in January 2010. The album is unique in being the only work by Alesana to have official singles, "To Be Scared By An Owl" and "The Thespian." “The Emptiness” debuted at #68 on the Billboard 200 chart.