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Fucked Up Biography

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Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 2001-present
Genres: Hardcore Punk, Experimental Rock

Fucked Up is a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. The band formed and played their first shows in early 2001.

Following the release of the demo, the band embarked on a long series of 7" records. The band released the “No Pasaran” 7" in May 2002. The “Police” 7" was released on March 2003, quickly followed the “Baiting the Public” 7" in May 2003. Two more 7"s followed in 2004, the “Dance of Death” single, and the “Litany” 4-song ep. The vinyl releases to this point were collected on 2004s “Epics in Minutes” album.

The band's use of imagery and symbolism (notable the use of Sigils) took a decided turn after the release of “Epics in Minutes,” as it was followed by two limited 12"s, the “Looking for Gold” 12", and the live “Let Likes be Cured by Likes” 12". The “Looking for Gold” 12" was self-released by the band in 2004 in two limited runs of 300 and 400 copies.

In the summer of 2004 the band released the “Generation” 7" and 12" EPs. In early 2006 Eliade began shopping demos of songs from the planned “Hidden World” album to labels, ending with the band signing to Jade Tree Records for an early fall 2006 release of the album. Jade Tree licensed the vinyl version to Deranged Records, which released it as a double album in November 2006.

Several other records, such as “Year of the Dog” 12" were released. The band signed to Matador Records in Spring of 2008. That summer, Matador reissued the “Year Of The Pig” 12" single. In October 2008, Matador released Fucked Up's second album, “The Chemistry Of Common Life.”

In June 2011, Fucked Up released their third studio album, “David Comes To Life.” A self-professed “rock opera” set in Thatcherite Britain, it tells a story of love, loss and redemption. The story is complicated by misdirection and unreliable narrators. The record debuted at #83 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.