After all playing in different musical scenes in Ocala, Florida, singer Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Bobby Scruggs came together in the year 2003. Later they embarked on a "DIY" tour, playing over 200 shows. After making a name for themselves, they were signed to Indianola Records where they recorded their first debut album And Their Name Was Treason in May 2005. The album sold 8,690 copies, but the band felt that there were bigger — and better — things to come.
Soon after signing with Victory Records, the band found a new drummer: Alex Shellnutt. Their second album, titled For Those Who Have Heart, was released in January 2007 and peaked #17 on the Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and #43 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
In September 2008, A Day to Remember toured across Australia with Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain and Confession. A Day to Remember played sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Later that month they finished recording their third studio album Homesick. It was released in Europe on February 2, 2009 and February 3, 2009 in the United States. It placed #21 on Billboard's Top 200 Listings and at #1 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Prior to their 2009 tour, their guitarist Tom Denney broke his wrist; filling in for him was Kevin Skaff formerly from Four Letter Lie. On June 2, 2009, A Day to Remember announced that Tom Denney had left the band, and Kevin Skaff was going to fill in his place.
On September 10, 2010, A Day to Remember announced in a live video through Victory Records' website the name of their new album, What Separates Me From You. The album was delayed a few weeks, and was released on November 16, 2010. On January 6, 2011, the band showcased the official music video for the first single taken from the album, "All I Want," through an MTV premiere. The "All I Want" music video features several artists from other groups. On January 11, 2011, the band made their national TV debut performing the songs "All I Want" and "Better Off This Way" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
A Day to Remember have been described by critics as metalcore, pop punk, post-hardcore, and emo. Their song structure typically follows metalcore verses that blend into more pop punk style choruses. Fans and critics alike call this blend "pop-mosh" and "popcore." Jeremy McKinnon states, "It's weird. See, it's funny because we have been doing this for so long. When we started, this shit was not cool. Everyone told us mixing the two genres wouldn't work. Hell, a lot of people still feel that way. We've just always played what we wanted to hear, and to be honest people weren't doing it back then. We loved pop punk, we loved hardcore bands, and we couldn't decide what to be. So we said fuck it. Let's do them both."
A Day to Remember is still together today with Jeremy McKinnon, Alex Shellnutt, Kevin Skaff, Neil Westfall, and Joshua Woodard.
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