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Originally known as the Chiodos Bros., the sextet better known as simply Chiodos (pronounced "chee-OH-dose") -- named after an obscure '80s horror movie term -- came together during high school in their hometown of Davison, MI, located just outside of Flint. Citing influences like Saves the Day, At the Drive-In, and Queen, the band's sound was a melting pot of punk energy, metal riffing, melodic instincts, piano tinkering, and occasional electronic beats that prevented an easy genre classification. Comprised of vocalist Craig Owens, keyboardist/vocalist Bradley Bell, guitarists Pat McManaman and Jason Hale, bassist Matt Goddard, and drummer Derrick Frost, the band recorded a demo, The Best Way to Ruin Your Life, in June 2002. The release, along with the band's energetic and powerful live show, helped bolster a notable local following. They next self-recorded and produced the seven-song The Heartless Control Everything in McManaman's bedroom, which was subsequently issued by Ann Arbor-based indie Search and Rescue in January 2003. Following the release, the guys hit the road hard, trekking across the nation seven times over, including shows with Yellowcard and Coheed & Cambria. All this activity and buzz eventually led to a 2004 signing with Equal Vision, which then released All's Well That Ends Well in July 2005. Chiodos stayed on the road and spent early 2006 playing Sub City's Take Action Tour and a successful spot at Bamboozle. A full summer's worth of shows got underway that May, including a handful of Warped Tour dates, before spending fall opening for heavy-hitters Atreyu. (Owens was also involved for a time in the rotating cast of musicians that made up the Sound of Animals Fighting.) Returning to the studio, this time with producer Casey Bates, the band titled their second full album Bone Palace Ballet after a book of poems by Charles Bukowski and released it in September 2007. It reached number five on the album charts, but Owens and Frost left the band shortly after. Third album Illuminaudio from 2010 featured vocals from Brandon Bolmer of Yesterdays Rising, and drumwork from Tanner Wayne of Underminded. Both were in the lineup only briefly, however, and by early 2012, Owens and Frost were back in the band. At the end of 2012, guitarist Hale announced he was leaving; his replacement was Thomas Erak, previously guitarist and vocalist for the Fall of Troy. Chiodos toured often during 2013, including signal spots on Great Britain's Kerrang! Tour and the Warped Tour across America. The band's fourth album Devil appeared in the spring of 2014, their first for Razor & Tie. It gained positive reviews, and debuted inside the Top 15 of the album charts. ~ Corey Apar
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  2.   Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek
  3.   Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get
  4.   Love Is a Cat from Hell
  5.   Flagpole Sitta
  6.   3 AM
  7.   Compromise of 1984
  8.   The Undertaker's Thirst for Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)
  9.   Intensity in Ten Cities
  10.   All Nereids Beware
  11.   The Words "Best Friend" Become Redefined
  12.   One Day Women Will All Become Monsters
  13.   Notes in Constellations
  14.   We're Talking About Practice
  15.   Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together
  16.   Hey Zeus the Dungeon
  17.   Caves
  18.   If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink
  19.   A Letter from Janelle
  20.   Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot with a Monkey Face)
  21.   To Trixie and Reptile, Thanks for Everything
  22.   There's No Penguins in Alaska
  23.   Expired in Goreville
  24.   Hathaway Lane
  25.   I'm Awkward & Unusual
  26.   Expensive Conversations in Cheap Motels
  27.   Behvis Bullock
  28.   Why the Munsters Matter
  29.   Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now
  30.   New Thought Movement
  31.   Scaremonger
  32.   Let Us Burn One
  33.   Smitten for the Mitten
  34.   We Swam from Albatross, The Day We Lost Kailey
  35.   ...and Then the Liver Sreamed "Help! "
  36.   I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard
  37.   Queen of Diamonds
  38.   Interlude, Pt. 2
  39.   Rainclouds For Eyeballs
  40.   Love Is a Cat from Hell by Vic Fuentes
  41.   I Am Everything That's Normal
  42.   Under Your Halo
  43.   Looking for a Tornado
  44.   Duct Tape
  45.   Sunny Days & Hand Grenades
  46.   U.G. Introduction
  47.   Stratovolcano Mouth
  48.   Modern Wolf Hair
  49.   Illuminaudio by Freqmachine
  50.   His Story Repeats Itself
  51.   Closed Eyes Still Look Forward
  52.   Two Birds Stoned At Once
  53.   Life Is a Perception of Your Own Reality (Album
  54.   Lindsay Quit Lollygagging
  55.   Who's Sandie Jenkins
  56.   No Hardcore Dancing in the Living Room
  57.   Interlude, Pt. 1
  58.   Prelude
  59.   Ravishing Matt Ruth
  60.   Is It Progression If a Cannibal Uses a Fork?
  61.   We're Gonna Have Us a Champagne Jam
  62.   Teeth the Size of Piano Keys by Chodos
  63.   Vacation To Hell

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