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Chiodos
Chiodos 2009.jpg
Chiodos performing at Warped Tour in 2009
Background information
OriginDavison, Michigan USA
GenresPost-hardcore
Years active2001–present
LabelsRazor & Tie, Equal Vision
Associated actsD.R.U.G.S., Isles & Glaciers, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Cinematic Sunrise, Yesterdays Rising, In Fear and Faith, The Fall of Troy, King 810
Websitewww.Chiodos.net
MembersCraig Owens
Pat McManaman
Matt Goddard
Bradley Bell
Derrick Frost
Thomas Erak
Past membersJason Hale
Tanner Wayne
Brandon Bolmer
 
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Chiodos
Chiodos 2009.jpg
Chiodos performing at Warped Tour in 2009
Background information
OriginDavison, Michigan USA
GenresPost-hardcore
Years active2001–present
LabelsRazor & Tie, Equal Vision
Associated actsD.R.U.G.S., Isles & Glaciers, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Cinematic Sunrise, Yesterdays Rising, In Fear and Faith, The Fall of Troy, King 810
Websitewww.Chiodos.net
MembersCraig Owens
Pat McManaman
Matt Goddard
Bradley Bell
Derrick Frost
Thomas Erak
Past membersJason Hale
Tanner Wayne
Brandon Bolmer

Chiodos (pronounced /ˈdz/ chee-OH-dohz) is an American post-hardcore band from Davison, Michigan. Formed in 2001, the group was originally known as "The Chiodos Bros," the band's name was a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles, and Edward Chiodo, responsible for the film Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Chiodos released their first full-length album, titled All's Well That Ends Well, on July 26, 2005. Their second album, Bone Palace Ballet, was released in North America on September 4, 2007 and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200[1] and number 1 on the Independent Albums.[1] Warner Bros. Records released Bone Palace Ballet on January 26, 2009, as part of a new distribution deal in the UK.[2][3][4][5][6] They released their third studio album, Illuminaudio in 2010, and it was the only studio album to feature Brandon Bolmer as lead vocalist. The band is set to release their fourth album, Devil on April 1, 2014, which marks the return of original vocalist Craig Owens and former drummer Derrick Frost.

History[edit]

Inception and All's Well That Ends Well (2001–2005)[edit]

The original members of Chiodos assembled (under the name The Chiodos Brothers) while attending high school in their hometown of Davison, Michigan during 2001. Initially, they got their start playing shows at the Flint Local 432, an all-ages, substance free music venue located in Downtown Flint. The Flint Local 432 also helped develop other nationally recognized alternative acts such as The Swellers, Cheap Girls, and Empty Orchestra. The group changed their name the following years to Chiodos after releasing three EPs, one for each year until the coming of 2004 where the writing and prepare of their debut album, All's Well That Ends Well began. The debut record was released on July 26, 2005 through Equal Vision Records. It reached #3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #164 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release.[7]

Bone Palace Ballet and departure of Craig Owens (2006–2009)[edit]

Chiodos headlined some shows on their own before joining Alternative Press's 2006 "Invisible Sideshow" tour, headlined by Armor for Sleep.[8][9] Following that tour, they supported Matchbook Romance on the Sub City "Take Action" tour in Spring 2006. That summer, they toured with Fear Before the March of Flames, as well as appearing on the Warped Tour. In fall 2006, Chiodos appeared on Atreyu's World Championship Tour, alongside From First to Last and Every Time I Die, as well as 3 and 36 Crazyfists. Chiodos toured alongside Linkin Park and Coheed and Cambria in early 2008.[10][11] The band also toured with Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains in Australia during early 2009. They played Warped Tour 2009 on the main stage alongside bands The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Religion, Silverstein, Saosin and Underoath.

Chiodos has had several scuffs with those in the music industry, most notably Steven Smith of Steven's Untitled Rock Show,[12] and Andy Williams of Every Time I Die.[13]

On September 24, 2009 the band announced on their MySpace page that they had "let go" of lead singer, Craig Owens.

To all of our friends, family, and fans: We would like to let you know that we have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos. This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen. We wish Craig well. We will absolutely be continuing on as a band and we will keep you informed as this next chapter unfolds. Chiodos fans are the best fans in the world and all we can ask of you, after everything you have already given us, is to share in our

excitement for this next album. We promise you will not be disappointed............Brad, Jason, Pat, and Matt[14]

People close to the band were apparently aware of the tension and acrimony between Owens and the other members but, in the days following this announcement, expressed both surprise at the firing, and curiosity about how Chiodos would proceed without Owens as the "face of the band."[15] Two days after the official statement from the band Owens made his own unofficial statement to a small group of fans mentioning that he was upset, hurt and frustrated by the event and that he was not sure what he planned on doing regarding his musical career in the immediate future.

Line-up changes and Illuminaudio (2010–2012)[edit]

Chiodos performing at Australian music festival, Soundwave, in Melbourne, 2009.

On February 1, 2010, the band announced that they were set to record their third album with acclaimed producer, Machine, that month. "Entering the studio with Bell will be members Jason Hale (guitar), Pat McManaman (guitar), Matt Goddard (bass), and a recently added drummer, Tanner Wayne (ex-Underminded, ex-Scary Kids Scaring Kids).

The band planned to keep the identity of their new vocalist a secret until their performance at Bamboozle left, but on February 2, 2010 Alternative Press reported that former Yesterdays Rising singer Brandon Bolmer was the new vocalist. Bolmer later revealed to AP that he was the new Chiodos vocalist and he would no longer be a part of Yesterdays Rising.

In the May issue of Alternative Press the band stated they and Derrick Frost parted ways at the time due to his and Craig Owens inability to get along. The band let Frost go over Owens, and only months later let Owens go. They also stated they had considered bringing Frost back.

On June 9, 2010 a demo featuring Owens on vocals was leaked onto the internet, named "Thermacare". The demo was recorded in September, just before Owens parted ways from the band. The band released a version of this song on their new CD "Illuminaudio" renaming it "Stratovolcano Mouth", which features only the music portion of "Thermacare". Owens' band, D.R.U.G.S. released their version on their self-titled debut album. It features Owens's lyrics with new music, and is renamed "The Only Thing You Talk About"

On August 3, 2010, Alternative Press posted on their website that Chiodos' new album would be titled Illuminaudio, and would be released on October 5. This was confirmed on August 9, 2010, in a press release from their label, Equal Vision.[16] On January 21, 2011, the Australian version of "Illuminaudio" CD was released with a bonus track, "New Thought Movement".[17] In 2011 Chiodos toured with Skindred to promote the Welsh ragga metallers' new album, Union Black. This was followed by four American dates with The Color Morale, Close to Home and The Air I Breathe and the "Scream It Like You Mean It" tour 2011, a 39 date American tour which saw the band play directly underneath Breathe Carolina, with I See Stars, The Color Morale, MOD SUN and The Air I Breathe also on the bill. The band were due to return to Europe later in 2011 as direct support to Madina Lake on their European tour but for reasons unknown are no longer on the bill.

Line-up changes (2012-2013)[edit]

On March 27, 2012 Chiodos announced that vocalist Brandon Bolmer and drummer Tanner Wayne had decided to depart from the band.[18] On April 26, 2012, Chiodos released a video confirming that Craig Owens would be a part of Chiodos again for the first time in two and a half years.[19]

On May 14, 2012, Chiodos released another video confirming that Derrick Frost would be a part of Chiodos again after years of being away.[19]

On November 8, 2012, while performing solo Owens and Bell both stated that they are hard at work writing a new Chiodos record and played a song that "may or may not be on the new record". The new record is in progress and is well on its way to being finished.

On November 23, 2012, Jason Hale announced via Twitter that he is no longer a member of Chiodos.[20] Thomas Erak, current lead singer and guitarist of The Fall of Troy, replaced Jason for the remainder of the current tour, and was soon after announced as a permanent replacement.[21]

The band toured the UK in February 2013 on the Kerrang! Tour 2013, being a support band for Black Veil Brides. The other support bands were Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers.

They have been confirmed to play at Warped Tour 2013.[22] During their run at Warped Tour the band included the new song, "Expensive Conversations in Cheap Motels" in their setlist.

Signing to Razor & Tie and Devil (2013-present)[edit]

On May 15, 2013, Razor & Tie announced the signing of Chiodos [23][24]

On June 21, 2013, during their run at Warped Tour in Pomona, they announced they would start recording their fourth album once the tour is done.[25]

On September 11, 2013, the band entered Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour and Muse), vocalist Craig Owens commented on the production of the new album, "We're excited to be working with Dave Bottrill on this new Chiodos record. Some of the records he's done have influenced the band and helped us define what we've become. Muse, Tool, and Silverchair are all at the top of our list, and it's amazing to be working with someone that's already been a part of our history, indirectly. So for the next two months, we'll be hiding out in the woods of upstate NY, in a hollowed out Church turned studio - creating what is to be the next chapter of this crazy Chiodos journey."[26]

On September 25, 2013, Alternative Press released in an interview with Bradley Bell on what to expect on the new album. In the interview Bradley has stated that the album will be "...touching back toward the Bone Palace roots, but Thomas kind of brings us an All’s Well That Ends Well vibe with his playing. And then, there’s a new frontier that we’re exploring, as well." Bradley also mentioned how the band has been working outside of their comfort zone, with vocalist Craig Owens "...challenging himself on this record to sing in different ways. He’s been working on using his actual falsetto a lot instead of screaming his high notes just to bring it to a new dimension. He’s even singing lower on a lot of stuff than he has in the past."[27] They have incorporated a new song into their "The Road To Warped Tour 2013" on Europe. The new song is called Behvis Bullock."[28] At the end of 2013 the band planned to tour Germany supporting Escape The Fate. The tour was cancelled at short notice, with Chiodos playing some headlining gigs instead. Craig Owens stated the new album will be released March 2014. As he's a big fan of vinyl records, there will also be a vinyl edition of that album.[29]

On December 20, 2013 the band announced at a show the previous night that their forthcoming album will be released in March 2014.[30]

On January 27, 2014 the album was announced as Devil, set for release on April 1, 2014 through Razor & Tie. On the same day, the first single from the album, "Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now" was released.[31]

Music videos[edit]

In 2005, Chiodos independently made a video for the song "All Nereids Beware." The video consists of the band playing the rare pre-All's Well That Ends Well version of the song in a parking lot. Bassist Matt Goddard can be seen throwing up in the video at the 3:11 mark.[32]

In 2006, Chiodos' videos for "One Day Women Will All Become Monsters" and "Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek" were released. The "Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek" video was included on the 2006 re-issue of All's Well That Ends Well, which added a DVD and three acoustic tracks to the 2005 release.

In Mar 23, 2007 a video for "The Words Best Friend Become Redefined" had been released(Currently rights owned by Equalvision.)[33] this song being track number 6 on the "All's Well That Ends Well" Album.[34]

A video for "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot with a Monkey Face)" was made which premiered world wide on April 2, 2008 on the social network MySpace. This was the first single of their second album, Bone Palace Ballet. Derrick Frost has stated in an interview that the band was disappointed in the final result of the music video, saying[12]

"Well, usually there are different people who throw out ideas and we go through them and add in our own suggestions but that video definitely didn't turn out like we wanted it to turn out, like at all. We're pretty disappointed with it. We never get a video where we're all like "This is amazing!" And that’s what every band wants, to have an amazing video because that can push your career and your band so.[35]

On September 16, 2008 Chiodos teamed up with acclaimed director Darren Doane and The Crofoot Ballroom to shoot a video for “The Undertaker’s Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)” in downtown Pontiac, MI, released December 18, 2008 . This song is track number 13 on the "Bone Palace Ballet" album.[36] In the video a bunch of teenagers rush towards the band as they begin to play. It is a simulation of a live performance and Craig Owens is seen crowd surfing while singing his famous lines with passion. This song also features Nick Martin from underminded. This is the last video Chiodos did with Craig Owens, before his temporary departure from the band. It was also the most expensive. Currently under the rights of Equalvision.[37]

In 2010, Chiodos released a music video for the single "Caves." In 2011, the music video from the single "Notes in Constellations" was released.

Band members[edit]

Current members
Former members

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

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  13. ^ Every Time I Die - Andy Williams - Chiodos = dogshit
  14. ^ Alternative Press | News | Craig Owens kicked out of Chiodos
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  16. ^ Chiodos To Release New Album October 5th
  17. ^ Shock Entertainment | View Release
  18. ^ Bolmer and Wayne depart from Chiodos
  19. ^ a b http://www.chiodos.net
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/jasonhaletx/status/272044714755244032
  21. ^ Cassie Whitt (January 17, 2013). "Alternative Press - News - Chiodos officially welcome Thomas Erak to the Band". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  22. ^ Kriston McConnell (January 28, 2013). "Chiodos Warped Tour Announcement - Under the Gun Review". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  23. ^ http://www.aussieosbourne.com/2013/05/chiodos-joins-razor-ties-worldwide.html
  24. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/20418/Chiodos-signs-with-Razor-and-Tie
  25. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/20820/Chiodos-to-release-new-album-in-early-2014
  26. ^ http://lambgoat.com/news/21104/Chiodos-begins-recording-new-album
  27. ^ http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/its_more_about_helping_other_people_out_than_yourself._brad_bell_on_the_nex/P1
  28. ^ http://nothingoriginal.net/post/66694595467/chiodos-perform-new-song-behvis-bullock
  29. ^ http://entertaimnet.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/chiodos-the-sudden-headliner-and-katy-perry/ entertaim.net: interview with Craig Owens
  30. ^ http://pupfresh.com/post/70612010122
  31. ^ http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/chiodos_ole_fishlips_is_dead_now_song_premiere_devil_album_reveal
  32. ^ Chiodos - All Nereids Beware - YouTube
  33. ^ Chiodos - The Words "Best Friend" Become Redefined - YouTube
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  36. ^ Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda – Chiodos – Listen and discover music at Last.fm
  37. ^ Chiodos - The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable. (The Fi - YouTube

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