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Artist Update: Chiodos

posted June 11, 2013, 12:40 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Great news from the Chiodos camp

Razor & Tie is thrilled to announce the addition of influential post-hardcore giants Chiodos to its worldwide label roster. The band is currently well into the writing process of their forthcoming new studio album which will be released through a newly created band label imprint via Razor & Tie.

The new music sees founding members Bradley Bell, Pat Mcmanaman, Derrick Frost, and Matt Goddard reunited with charismatic founding front man, Craig Owens and also introduces fans to the band’s newest member, guitarist Thomas Erak (formerly from The Fall Of Troy).

As previously announced, the band will perform on the main stage on the Van’s Warped Tour (tour dates below).

Chiodos’ Craig Owens comments, “We’re very excited to be working with Razor & Tie. The label is one that we as a band have looked to as a source of integrity filled rock music for some time now. Having our own imprint gives us the opportunity to be as creative as we choose, while also giving us a way to get it to the fans in a direct and focused way. This will be the first time we have released music together, since 2008. To say that we are anxious is an understatement.”

Chiodos’ Bradley Bell adds, “We’re extremely excited to do the Warped tour again. It’s a tour we first did seven years ago that helped define us as a band and as people. After writing new material for the past few months, it will be very relieving to get back on the stage again and play music for our friends and fans. There needs to be more labels like Razor & Tie out there. I feel like they actually understand the bands motives and will do what it takes to help us present our vision. It’s going to be a fun adventure that we are about to embark on with them.”

Formed in 2001 in Davison Michigan (just outside Flint, MI), Chiodos released two full length studio albums with lead vocalist Craig Owens (All’s Well That Ends Well and Bone Palace Ballet) resulting in sales of over 500,000 units and 740,000 digital tracks in North America alone. All’s Well That End’s Well (2005) debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and Bone Palace Ballet (2007) debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #1 on the Billboard Independent, Alternative, Rock and Hard Rock Charts.

During a well-documented brief time apart from Chiodos, lead vocalist Owens formed/played with new band D.R.U.G.S. and Chiodos released their third album, Illuminaudio in 2010. Owens reunited with Chiodos in early 2012 and soon after added guitarist Thomas Erak. During the last year, Chiodos played a handful of high profile U.S. shows and toured the UK in early 2013 as part of an annual Kerrang! Magazine branded tour. Chiodos has graced the covers of Alternative Press three times and have received accolades worldwide praising the band’s innovative and exhilarating sound. The band has toured extensively headlining the world over, as well as touring with bands such as Linkin Park, Coheed And Cambria, N.I.N., Alice In Chains, The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Religion and many more.

Chiodos is Craig Owens (Vocals), Bradley Bell (Keyboard / Vocals), Pat Mcmanaman (Guitar), Derrick Frost (Drums), Matt Goddard (Bass) and Thomas Erak (Guitar / Vocals).

Chiodos is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie’s expanding Rock roster that currently includes such artists as All That Remains, The Sword, Hatebreed, Norma Jean, HIM, For Today, P.O.D., Such Gold, Chelsea Grin, Attila, Sworn In, Deaf Havana and more to be announced soon. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.


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