In conjunction with the kick-off of this year's Taste of Chaos Tour, WARCON Enterprises has announced a January 24th release date for The Best of the Taste of Chaos, a two-disc compilation that features an onslaught of music from the biggest and best bands in the punk/metal scene.

Being hailed as the most definitive post-hardcore collection to ever be assembled, The Best of the Taste of Chaos includes 36 songs comprising unreleased tracks, rare outtakes and special songs from such heavy hitters as Story of the Year, The Deftones, The Used, Killswitch Engage and more.

The perfect warm-up for this year’s winter tour, which kicks off February 16th with The Deftones, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Thrice, Story of the Year and other TOC favorites, the compilation is a “must-have” for any true post-hardcore fan.

“There’s no denying that this scene has become a force to be reckoned with,” said Kevin Lyman, founder of the Taste of Chaos and Warped Tours. “This collection reflects not only the influence that these bands have had on the fans but also on the music community as a whole.”

The tracklisting for The Best of the Taste of Chaos includes:

The Used - Sound Effects and Overdramatics
Underoath - I’ve Got Ten Friends and a Crowbar That Says You Won’t Do Jack
Story of the Year - Our Time is Now
Thrice - Stare at the Sun
Matchbook Romance - In Transit for You
Thursday - I Wanna Hear Another Fast Song
My American Heart - The Process
Armor for Sleep - The Truth About Heaven
Billy Talent - Red Flag (unreleased)
Emery - Studying Politics
Bleed the Dream - Just Like I Remember
From First to Last - Note to Self
Rise Against - Give it All
Blindside - Fell in Love with the Game
Fear Before the March of Flames - Should Have Stayed in the Shallows
Dark New Day - Pieces
Roses Are Red - 300 Motion Pictures
Street Drum Corps - Flaco 81
Avenged Sevenfold - Burn it Down
Killswitch Engage - Rose of Sharyn
Deftones - Bloody Cape
Every Time I Die - Kill the Music
Shadows Fall - Enlightened by the Cold
Dillinger Escape Plan - Unretrofied
Bleeding Through - On Wings of Lead
Funeral for a Friend - Roses for the Dead
Norma Jean - Bayonetwork
It Dies Today - Severed Ties Yield Severed Heads
The Bled - With an Urgency
Opiate for the Masses - Heaven
Alexisonfire - Accidents
The SmashUp - Effigy
Adair - The Diamond Ring
Bloodsimple - Sell Me Out
Most Precious Blood - Shark Ethic
Dir En Grey - The Final

The Taste of Chaos is gearing up for its second year and hits the road February 16th with The Deftones, Thrice, Atreyeu, Story of the Year, As I lay Dying, Dredg, Silverstien and more. Last year’s inaugural tour sold more than 190,000 tickets to fans from across the nation.