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

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