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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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  5.   Flagpole Sitta
  6.   Vacation To Hell
  7.   3 AM
  8.   Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot with a Monkey Face)
  9.   The Words "Best Friend" Become Redefined
  10.   No Hardcore Dancing in the Living Room
  11.   Intensity in Ten Cities
  12.   A Letter from Janelle
  13.   Love Is a Cat from Hell by Vic Fuentes
  14.   There's No Penguins in Alaska
  15.   All Nereids Beware
  16.   Life Is a Perception of Your Own Reality (Album
  17.   Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together
  18.   Lindsay Quit Lollygagging
  19.   Under Your Halo
  20.   Two Birds Stoned At Once
  21.   The Undertaker's Thirst for Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)
  22.   Is It Progression If a Cannibal Uses a Fork?
  23.   Sunny Days & Hand Grenades
  24.   One Day Women Will All Become Monsters
  25.   We're Talking About Practice
  26.   Scaremonger
  27.   Let Us Burn One
  28.   His Story Repeats Itself
  29.   Closed Eyes Still Look Forward
  30.   Caves
  31.   Smitten for the Mitten
  32.   We Swam from Albatross, The Day We Lost Kailey
  33.   ...and Then the Liver Sreamed "Help! "
  34.   If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink
  35.   Interlude, Pt. 2
  36.   Who's Sandie Jenkins
  37.   We're Gonna Have Us a Champagne Jam
  38.   Expired in Goreville
  39.   Interlude, Pt. 1
  40.   Duct Tape
  41.   Hathaway Lane
  42.   Illuminaudio by Freqmachine
  43.   Hey Zeus the Dungeon
  44.   I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard
  45.   To Trixie and Reptile, Thanks for Everything
  46.   Prelude
  47.   New Thought Movement
  48.   Rainclouds For Eyeballs
  49.   U.G. Introduction
  50.   Stratovolcano Mouth
  51.   Compromise of 1984
  52.   I Am Everything That's Normal
  53.   Expensive Conversations in Cheap Motels
  54.   Looking for a Tornado
  55.   Behvis Bullock
  56.   Ole Fishlips Is Dead Now
  57.   Notes in Constellations
  58.   Modern Wolf Hair
  59.   Teeth the Size of Piano Keys by Chodos
  60.   Ravishing Matt Ruth
  61.   I'm Awkward & Unusual
  62.   Why the Munsters Matter
  63.   Queen of Diamonds

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