American post-hardcore Story of the Year Story of the Year is an American post-hardcore band formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995. The band was initially named Big Blue Monkey, they changed their name to Story of the Year in 2002 after the release of their EP titled Story of the Year on the indie label Criterion Records when they realized a blues group of the same name had already existed. It would not be until eight years after forming that Story of the Year saw its first piece of commercial success in its major label debut, Page Avenue, containing the popular singles "Until the Day I Die" and "Anthem of Our Dying Day". A second album, In the Wake of Determination, followed in 2005, but did not achieve the success of its predecessor. The band released their third album, The Black Swan, on April 22, 2008, which was their first release on Epitaph Records. As of May 2009, Story of the Year has begun writing new material for their next album. After a decade of world-wide touring, charting singles and three fan-cherished albums selling over a million copies to date, St. Louis' hardest rocking band, Story of the Year have returned with an explosive new album, The Constant, which is set for release on February 16 via Epitaph Records. Fan's can listen to the hot new single "I'm Alive" on the band's MySpace page now and pre-order the anticipated new album now at the Official Epitaph Store.