Background Information
A.K.A. The Chiodos Bros.
Origin Davison, Michigan
Genre Post-Hardcore
Years active 2001-present
Label(s) Equal Vision (US)
Warner Bros. Records (UK)
Associated Acts Cinematic Sunrise
Isles & Glaciers
The Sound of Animals Fighting
Fluff My Boner
Craig Owens
Bradley Bell
Pat McManaman
Matt Goddard
Jason Hale
Former Members
Derrick Frost

Chiodos (pronounced "chee-OH-dose")[2][3][4] is an American post-hardcore band from Davison, Michigan, formed in 2001. Originally known as "The Chiodos Bros." the band's name was a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles, and Edward Chiodo, responsible for the movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Their second full length album, Bone Palace Ballet, was released in North America on September 4, 2007 and debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200[5] and number 1 on the Top Independent Albums.[5]. Warner Bros. Records released Bone Palace Ballet on January 26, 2009, as part of a new distribution deal in the UK. [6][7][8][9] Chiodos covered the song "Flagpole Sitta" on the compilation album "Punk Goes Pop 2, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200. Lead singer Craig Owens is known for participating in a variety of side and solo projects, most notably two recent supergroups including The Sound of Animals Fighting with Anthony Green, and Isles & Glaciers alongside Jonny Craig.

Background[edit | edit source]

Chiodos came together during high school in their hometown of Davison, MI, located just outside of Flint. Chiodos is known for their on-stage performances which include controlled, high-pitched vocals from lead singer, Craig Owens.

Their debut album, All's Well That Ends Well (Equal Vision Records) was released on July 26, 2005. It reached #3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #164 on the Billboard 200 chart.[10] While their sophomore album, Bone Palace Ballet reached the number 5 spot on the Billboard 200. The band's albums and live performances have garnered praise from press outlets.[11][12][13][14][15]

Chiodos headlined some shows on their own before joining Alternative Press's 2006 "Invisible Sideshow" tour, headlined by Armor for Sleep.[16][17] Following that tour, they supported Matchbook Romance on the Sub City "Take Action" tour in Spring 2006. That summer, they toured with Fear Before the March of Flames, as well as appearing on the Warped Tour.In fall 2006, Chiodos appeared on Atreyu's World Championship Tour, alongside From First to Last and Every Time I Die, as well as 3 and 36 Crazyfists. Chiodos toured alongside Linkin Park and Coheed and Cambria on the Projekt Revolution arena tour in 2008.[18][19] The band also toured with Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains earlier this year in Australia. They are playing Warped Tour 2009 on the main stage alongside bands The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Religion, Silverstein, Saosin and Underoath.

Derrick Frost has recently left Chiodos; this was announced on a blog of Chiodos's myspace. This leaving was apparently mutual between Derrick and the band. Chiodos has had several scuffs with those in the music industry, most notably Steven Smith of Steven's Untitled Rock Show[20], Andy Williams of Every Time I Die[21], and HORSE The Band

Music videos[edit | edit source]

In 2005, Chiodos independently made a video for the song "All Nereids Beware." The video consists of the band playing the rare pre-All's Well That Ends Well version of the song in a parking lot.

In 2006, Chiodos made videos for "One Day Women Will All Become Monsters" and "Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek". The "Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek" video was included on the 2006 re-issue of All's Well That Ends Well, which added a DVD and three acoustic tracks to the 2005 release.

A video for "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)" was made which premiered world wide on April 2, 2008 on the social network MySpace. This was the first single of their sophomore album, "Bone Palace Ballet". Chiodos' drummer, Derrick Frost has stated in an interview that the band was disappointed in the final result of the music video, saying [22]

"Well, usually there are different people who throw out ideas and we go through them and add in our own suggestions but that video definitely didn’t turn out like we wanted it to turn out, like at all. We’re pretty disappointed with it. We never get a video where we’re all like “This is amazing!” And that’s what every band wants, to have an amazing video because that can push your career and your band so far. And we haven’t gotten that yet so it’s kind of frustrating. It’s just like so much money that we spent on this for no reason. No one’s going to play it; it’s not getting played at all."

On September 16, 2008, Chiodos teamed up with acclaimed director Darren Doane and The Crofoot Ballroom to shoot a video for "The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)" in downtown Pontiac, MI. The video was released on December 20, 2008.

Band Members[edit | edit source]

Current Members
  • Craig Owens - Lead Vocals
  • Bradley Bell - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Matt Goddard - Bass
  • Pat McManaman - Guitar
  • Jason Hale - Guitar
Former Members
  • Derrick Frost - Drums

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio albums[edit | edit source]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US Ind. US Heat.
2005 All's Well That Ends Well
  • Released on 26 July 2005
  • Re-issued on 17 October 2006
  • Label: Equal Vision
164 N/A 3
2007 Bone Palace Ballet 5 1 N/A
2008 Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda N/A N/A N/A

EPs[edit | edit source]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Ind. US Heat.
2001 The Chiodos Brothers. (acoustic)
  • Released in 2001
  • Label: Self-released
2002 The Best Way to Ruin Your Life
  • Released in 2002
  • Label: Self-released
2003 The Heartless Control Everything
  • Released on 25 January 2003
  • Label: Search and Rescue

Music videos[edit | edit source]

Year Title Director
2005 "All Nereids Beware" Andy DeYoung
2006 "One Day Women Will All Become Monsters" N/A
2006 "Baby, You wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek" N/A
2006 "The Words 'Best Friend' Become Refined" N/A
2008 "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)" N/A
2008 "The Undertaker's Thirst for Revenge is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)" Darren Doane

Compilation tracks[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

Year Title Album
2005 "All Nereids Beware" All's Well That Ends Well
'One Day Women Will All Become Monsters'
2006 "Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek"
2007 "The Words 'Best Friend' Become Redefined"
2008 "Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot with a Monkey Face)" Bone Palace Ballet
"The Undertaker's Thirst for Revenge is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)"

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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