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American post-hardcore band Chiodos are known for their ambitious, out-of-the-box songcraft and inventive arranging skills, creating aural three-ring circus songs rich in nuance and detail and driven by pulverizing, aggressive dynamics.
Their debut album, All's Well That Tends Well, hit No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in 2004, while Chiodos burned up the road on Alternative Press' Sub Invisible Sideshow tour, the Sub City Take Action outing and the Vans Warped Tour. Its dizzy, dazzling shows built an audience that was salivating for the arrival of 2007's Bone Palace Ballet, making it an instant modern rock classic that debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums and Rock Albums chart upon release.
The latest album, Devil, is Chiodos exactly the way the band, its frantically devoted fans and a legion of supporters and admirers within the music industry want to hear it. The 13-track set finds founding frontman Craig Owens back in the fold after a painful -- but, for both parties, productive -- three-year schism. It also marks drummer Derrick Frost's return to the band and the recorded debut of lead guitarist Thomas Erak, both of whom make significant impacts on DEVIL's dizzying sound collage. And in Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour), Chiodos found a kindred spirit visionary who drove the group to even greater and more adventures sonic heights.
The group's sights are now set in the road -- a natural habitat where it brings the music to light in a different way than it can in the studio. Owen notes that "the road is where we really get to embellish what it is that we do. I'm looking forward to sharing these songs with people and having them sing them back to me."
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