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Chelsea Grin

Chelsea Grin is an American deathcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 2007, the group is currently signed to ArteryRecordings and havereleased one EP, two full-length albums, the latest being My Damnation, and currently have an EP titledEvolve EP set for a June 2012 release. Thename of the band is derived from the torture method of the same name.

Chelsea Grin was founded in Salt Lake City during March 2007 by vocalist, Alex Koehler and (former) guitarist Chris Kilbourn.Prior to being namedChelsea Grin, Koehler and Kilbourn were in local Salt Lake City band named “ ...read more

Chelsea Grin is an American deathcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 2007, the group is currently signed to ArteryRecordings and havereleased one EP, two full-length albums, the latest being My Damnation, and currently have an EP titledEvolve EP set for a June 2012 release. Thename of the band is derived from the torture method of the same name.

Chelsea Grin was founded in Salt Lake City during March 2007 by vocalist, Alex Koehler and (former) guitarist Chris Kilbourn.Prior to being namedChelsea Grin, Koehler and Kilbourn were in local Salt Lake City band named “Ahaziah”, which was theforerunner band to Chelsea Grin. Ahaziah overtime lost most of their original line-up, leading the group to change their nameto begin something new. In March 2008, the band named themselvesChelsea Grin, naming themselves after the infamoustorture maneuver known as the Glasgow smile or “Chelsea grin”.

New members recruited after the beginning of this new project were bassist Austin Marticorena and lead guitarist MichaelStafford. Marticorenaintroduced Andrew Carlston to Chelsea Grin and assisted in rewriting their current songs as well as thecreation of new material. This writing processlead to the tracks listed on their first release, Chelsea Grin EP, that was firststreamed and released online through iTunes and then released inCompact Disc format worldwide on July 27, 2008. The bandreleased the songs “CrewCaBanger” and “LIFELESS” as singles, both of which werereceived by listening audiences very well.

Following the release of the self-titled EP in July 2008, the signing to Statik Factory Records, and a few small successful westcoast tours, in April2009, original drummer, Carlston, decided to return to the band replacing, Shilling, and guitar player, andoriginal member Chris Killbourn then leftthe band to start his own record label, Matchless Records. Shortly thereafter, theband nitched Jake Harmond once again as their substitute rhythmguitar player until the band could find a permanent member.

Soon after the band started to write the follow-up to the self-titled EP, they decided to take a new route and switch DavisPugh from being bassistinto being a third guitar player after David Flinn joined the band as bassist. The band then was addedto a small, week long Canadian run in June2009 with The Agonist, A Plea For Purging, Arsonists Get All the Girls and StatikFactory labelmates, Attila. After the successful tour, fill-in guitarplayer Jaek Harmond decided to become a full-time member,and the band joined into a contract with Artery Foundation representatives, MikeMilford and Eric Rushing whom then bookedstudio time for Chelsea Grin to record their debut full-length, Desolation of Eden at Lambesis Studios inSan Marcos, Californiaduring August 2009. The album was produced by As I Lay Dying vocalist and studio founder, Tim Lambesis. One week priortoheading into the studio, guitar player Davis Pugh decided to leave the band, and was replaced with ex. bandmate of JaekHarmond; Dan Jones, ofanother local Salt Lake City band, Hermione. Whilst in the studio the band inked a deal with ArteryRecordings, a label that was imprinted betweenThe Artery Foundation and Razor & Tie.

In August 2010, while the band was in Richmond, Virginia on the Thrash and Burn tour, vocalist Alex Koehler received aserious injury to his jaw,having it fractured in three places, which required the band to drop off its final week. Koehler wasrushed out of the venue receiving surgery. Despitethis, the band still carried out their two-week tour with Blind Witness andAttila on during September 2010, which had Koehler substituted with AdamWarren of Oceano.

Two songs that debuted on the band’s self-titled EP; “Cheyne Stokes” and “Recreant”, were re-recorded for Desolation ofEden. As of December2010, the album has sold over 15,000 copies. There are currently two music videos from the record,“Sonnet of the Wretched” and “Recreant”.

Chelsea Grin finished writing and recording their second full-length album in June 2011, where the title for it was revealed asbeing My Damnation. Itwas released the following month on July 19, 2011. On April 17 Artery Recordings released the titletrack, My Damnation, as the album’s lead singleoff the album, having a music video produced for it weeks later. The song “AllHail the Fallen King” featuring Phil Bozeman, vocalist of Whitechapel,also premiered before the record’s release.

Chelsea Grin are set to play the entire Warped Tour 2012. At the same time of the Warped Tour announcement, plans forreleasing a 5-song EP wereconfirmed. During December of the year, lead guitarist, Michael Stafford left the band. Born ofOsiris (and former All Shall Perish) guitarist, JasonRichardson took up Stafford’s position until further notice. Stafford explainedthat he could not bear touring anymore along with other reasons for theexplanation of the departure. Less than a week later,Richardson was kicked out from Born of Osiris, and then immediately switched his position as asubstitute member for ChelseaGrin to a permanent member.An EP scheduled for a summer 2012 release has been confirmed. It will contain five tracks ofnew, original material. Accordingly it will be titledEvolve EP and will be released June 19, 2012. Artery streamed a song fromthe upcoming EP, titled “Lilith” on May 9, 2012.

Andrew Carlston has apparently quit the band in May. Though an explanation has yet to offered up, Carlston recently had adaughter and seeminglywants to spend more time with his new family. « hide

Similar Bands: Suicide Silence, Born of Osiris, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Rings of Saturn

LPs
Self Inflicted
2016

2.3
59 Votes
Ashes to Ashes
2014

2.9
225 Votes
My Damnation
2011

2.7
423 Votes
Desolation of Eden
2010

2.7
536 Votes
EPs
Evolve
06/19/2012

3
380 Votes
Chelsea Grin
2008

2.7
329 Votes

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