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

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