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

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