Strung Out is a punk rock band founded in 1989 in the United States. Their music is a mix of punk rock and metal.
The group was founded in 1989 in Simi Valley, California. After the release of an eponymous single, Strung Out becomes one of the first bands to sign at Fat Wreck Chords. Their first album, Another Day in Paradise, was released in May 1994. Their second album, Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues, was released in 1996 and met with great success. In 1998 released Twisted By Design, their third album, which marks an evolution: the style is still fast and technical, but has a darker tone.
In 1999, Jim Cherry left the band to play for Pulley and Zero Down. In 2002, he died of heart problems; he is replaced by Chris Aiken.
His first recording with the band will be the EP The Element of Sonic Defiance, released in 2000. Then, in 2002, released their first album that is popular with the general public, An American Paradox: it is the first to appear in the Billboard 200. In 2003, they participate in the Fat Wreck Chords Live in a Dive series by recording a live album. In 2004 released their fifth album, Exile in Oblivion, which contains the piece Swan Dive, dedicated to Jim Cherry. On June 12, 2007 released their sixth album, Blackhawks Over Los Angeles. Then in 2009 released their seventh album Agents of the Underground.