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Thomas Erak Leaves Chiodos to Focus on the Fall of Troy’s New Record

This time last year, it was difficult to not be excited for Chiodos’ new record, Devil. Craig had returned, and the addition of Thomas Erak seemed to ensure that the group’s forthcoming effort would likely be their most diverse outing to date. Unfortunately, this hope was never realized, as the band’s latest attempt found them revisiting familiar territory with mixed results.

Now, eight months removed from Devil, Thomas Erak has taken to social media to announce his departure from the Michigan-based outfit. In a series of tweets to fans, Erak explained that he would instead be focusing …

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STREAM: Isles And Glaciers – “Viola Lion” (dr00gs Remix)

It’s been quite some time since we last had the pleasure of writing about Isles And Glaciers. The supergroup didn’t stay together very long, and they only released one EP during that time. Even with that being the case, they still have thousands of adoring fans who want nothing more than to hear some new music from them. They unexpectedly came back to life on Twitter recently, and subsequently announced they will be releasing a remixed version of The Hearts Of Lonely People. Though the news wasn’t as exciting as them officially getting back together, it’s still pretty …

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REVIEW: The Color Morale – ‘Hold On Pain Ends’

Artist: The Color Morale
Album: Hold On Pain Ends
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Fearless Records

The Color Morale has been astonishingly prolific since signing to Rise Records back in 2009 as Hold On Pain Ends marks their fourth full-length, but first since making the jump from Rise to Fearless Records.

Typically, the concern with bands that churn out records this quickly is that they’re simply throwing together another 10-12 tracks that follow a familiar formula, cashing in while they can — because, let’s face it, you never know how long your buzz is going to last these days. But in the …

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Chiodos Premiere Music Video For Newest Single “Duct Tape”

Chiodos’ forthcoming LP, Devil, currently slated for an April 1 release via Razor & Tie, has found its way on to a lot of “most anticipated” lists recently. It will be the group’s first effort since the return of founding member Craig Owens, as well as their first to feature the guitar stylings of Thomas Erak (The Fall of Troy), so understandably, there’s a lot to be excited about.

As April Fools Day draws nearer, it seems more and more that the outfit is just as enthusiastic as their fans, having vowed to debut a new …

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Required Listening: Chiodos – “Why The Munsters Matter”

Along with the band’s exciting tour announcement, a second song off Chiodos‘ highly-anticipated new album has found its way online ahead of the record’s April 1 street date and it’s streaming over at AbsolutePunk along with its accompanying video.

“Why The Munsters Matter” has already become one of our favorite singles of 2014. The track finds the Craig Owens-fronted version of Chiodos channeling their Bone Palace Ballet sound into a song that questions the meaning of existence. It begins simply enough with hints of ballad-like influence, but as the song builds you realize there is much more …

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Chiodos Open Up About Reforming And Recording ‘Devil’ Together

Chiodos haven’t spoken much about Devil since they officially announced it. Fans are, of course, dying to hear more and know as much about the album as possible. Well as of today, just a little bit more light has been shed on the album. Revolver had the chance to sit with the guys and talk a little bit about Devil and what it was like being back together with Owens as the frontman. There are even a few audio clips of previously unreleased songs in the video. You can check it out by taking a look below.

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Chiodos Release “Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now”; Reveal Album Title And Artwork

Chiodos has been “back together” since 2012, but aside from some shows here and there, they have been keeping to the shadows, quietly working on their new material.

Today we get a first glimpse at their work with the song “Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now,” which will be the third track on their album, curiously titled Devil. The album will be released by Razor and Tie imprint drk/lght Records on April 1, 2014.

On AltPress.com, where the track debuted, Craig Owens explains that Devil‘s title is “not to be confused with the muscled, red horned man surrounded by

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Chiodos Release Teaser Video For New Album

Oh, Chiodos. When are you going to stop teasing us?

The members of Chiodos released a new video this afternoon teasing the upcoming release of their new album. The video features a message in regards to the meaning of the ‘devil card’ (a reference to tarot cards), followed by a compilation of footage recorded during the band’s time in the studio. There is a piano playing throughout most of the clip, but it’s too early to tell if that segment will be included in the actual album. The ten seconds at the very end of the video however, well …

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Craig Owens Interviews With Pitcam; Reveals Some New Details Of Upcoming Album

Chiodos have spent this summer touring, and Warped tour was the first full tour the band embarked on since Craig Owens re-joined the group. Last weekend was the UK Warped Tour, which Chiodos took part of. While they were in the UK, the German music blog known as Pitcam caught up with Craig Owens to ask him a few questions about touring, being back with the band and some new details on the upcoming album.

Owens talks about whether or not the band will ever perform any songs from Illuminaudio, how he got involved with donating to the women’s …

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Chiodos Debut New Song Live

Chiodos announced at the end of summer that their long-awaited new album would not be out until 2014, but that certainly isn’t stopping the group from debuting new material on their current overseas tour.

Appearing in the UK recently, Chiodos debuted a new song that’s rumored to be titled “Behvis Bullock.” The song is a heavy, hard-hitting track that will probably go a long way towards putting a smile on the face of those who’ve longed for a return to the days of All’s Well That Ends Well. You can view the performance below.

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Craig Owens Covers Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl”

When I was a teen I listened to a lot of punk and alternative music. One of the bands that I listened to regularly, which was unfortunately after they parted ways, was Bikini Kill. I loved them instantly when I first heard Kathleen Hanna growl the first verse in “Suck My Left One.”

One of my current, and long time favorite groups is Chiodos. They’re currently working on their next full length studio album, and Craig Owens took some time this past September to record a cover of a popular Bikini Kill track, titled “Rebel Girl,” and …

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Craig Owens Opens Up About Recording New Album With Chiodos

In case you missed the news, Chiodos are currently in the studio working on their next full length album. Excitingly enough for fans, this new album has the band’s original vocalist, Craig Owens, back on the front lines. When they first got back together they had no intention of writing a new album. However, as they spent more time together, they decided it was the most logical step. I, among thousands of other fans, are very excited for the chance to have a brand new album released by these guys. How has it been though? They were apart for years. …