The Blackout are a post-hardcore band from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, formed in 2003. Having performed with the likes of fellow Welsh bands, including Funeral for a Friend, Kids in Glass Houses, The Automatic and Lostprophets, as well as Reuben, Fightstar, and other big name bands The Blackout released their EP The Blackout! The Blackout! The Blackout! on 23 October 2006 through Fierce Panda Records, this led to Kerrang! nominating The Blackout for Best British Newcomer. Across late November and December 2006 The Blackout accompanied Lostprophets on their UK headling tour alongside Bring Me the Horizon.