Thomas Erak Joins Chiodos
2013-01-17 by A$AP Schrader STAFF | 84 Comments

Chiodos has recently announced that Thomas Erak has joined the band as their permanent replacement for former guitarist Jason Hale. The official announcement can be seen through the following link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65sRjGAHM5g

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DeadToPain
January 18th 2013

694 Comments


Well. Let's see how this turns out.

jungletiger
January 18th 2013

369 Comments


Har har thomas erak









Har har

HangEmHigh
January 18th 2013

282 Comments


Wait, what?

Kris.
January 18th 2013

11318 Comments


this is the fucking worst seriously ugh


go back to tfot you piece of shit

darkbunny
January 18th 2013

139 Comments


this make me feel sad as someone who was a diehard tfot fan and not ever really caring much for chiodos.

trytorememberforget
January 18th 2013

66 Comments


what the fuck

foxxxythnksustnk
January 18th 2013

2132 Comments


i will follow u erak
even to chiodos



even to chiodos

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

6920 Comments


I'm actually pretty excited.

icatchthirtythree
January 18th 2013

254 Comments


this is so weird!

drasticaction74
January 18th 2013

1675 Comments


whoa hello

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AmericnZero02
January 18th 2013

3304 Comments


Interesting... what happened to Just Like Vinyl?

taxidermist
January 18th 2013

7175 Comments


Gonna listen.

snerefedsav
January 18th 2013

785 Comments


maybe he'll do vocals too lmao. thom erak + craig owens might be the most irritating tandem of clean vocals ever

DeadToPain
January 18th 2013

694 Comments


I have always absolutely detested Chiodos, in every way. I don't expect this to change that. It's gotta be a good paycheck though. Hopefully this lasts for an album and we get a reinvigorated The Fall of Troy in a couple of years.

KINGSTATICTHETHIRD
January 18th 2013

613 Comments


"maybe he'll do vocals too lmao. thom erak + craig owens might be the most irritating tandem of clean vocals ever"


lmao this

Mabbitt
January 18th 2013

1239 Comments


It'll be interesting, that's for sure. Chiodos has always been a band that I felt could be good but were held back by all the scene-ness surrounding them. Maybe this will change that. I hope he gets a big say in the writing process and contributes vocals as well

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

8931 Comments


I still like Chiodos' debut

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

48522 Comments


Fall of Troy suck but I will listen anyway

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Satellite
January 18th 2013

19768 Comments


dude's sucked for a while, but joining chiodos? fucking dark.

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GringoSuave89
January 18th 2013

943 Comments


Doppelganger was a fun album for it's time, TFoT got progressively stale, now singer/guitarist is joining a continuously stale band.

I couldn't "meh" more if I tried.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 18th 2013

5923 Comments


the fuck

dimsim3478
January 18th 2013

3947 Comments


Actually gonna listen to this because I wanna see if he actually brings anything new to this shit.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

48522 Comments


Will probably just sound like old Chiodos with some shitty guitar noodling thrown in

Dev518
January 18th 2013

570 Comments


If they kicked Owens out and brought back Balmer... and then kicked out their drummer and brought the one from Illumaudio back... and then kicked out Erak and brought Jason Hale back, they would probably make a good album.

MeatSalad
January 18th 2013

13379 Comments


hahahah what a dumbass, eat a dick erak

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henryChinaski
January 18th 2013

2455 Comments


Chiodos suck, Fall of Troy reunion please.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

20199 Comments


article presumes we know who thomas erak is

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witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


Being that I've always been a huge fan of Fall Of Troy and Chiodos, I am so fucking happy to hear this. The fact Craig rejoined Chiodos had me so stoked, but like, HOLY SHIT.

CasinoColumbus
January 18th 2013

340 Comments


i would be excited if brandon bolmer had stayed in the band, now i'm not

foxblood
January 18th 2013

6797 Comments


weird news

JoshTh
January 18th 2013

112 Comments


wut'd at computer screen

Azn.
January 18th 2013

5306 Comments


What the fuck



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Azn.
January 18th 2013

5306 Comments


Maybe Chiodos will now be somewhat interesting...or is that going to far

theacademy
January 18th 2013

27669 Comments


Lold at foxxys and status. Would +1 on Google plus.

MalleusMaleficarum
January 18th 2013

12188 Comments


definitely weird.

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments



i would be excited if brandon bolmer had stayed in the band, now i'm not

brandon bolmer is not a good singer

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
January 18th 2013

709 Comments


Random as fuck.

Hospital
January 18th 2013

1873 Comments


i like alls well that ends well and i like chiodos and i like tfot and i like erak


im not sputnik material

Macros
January 18th 2013

149 Comments


^Hes better than Craig Owens. Although that's not saying a lot as Owens has the most annoying voice. Illuminaudio is better than anything that Owens has ever done, including the first few Chiodos albums.

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


@hospital thats probably a good thing

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


Hes better than Craig Owens. Although that's not saying a lot as Owens has the most annoying
voice.

the guy blatantly tries to sound like owens but doesn't have the range to pull it off

Illuminaudio is better than anything that Owens has ever done, including the first few Chiodos
albums.



it's like you think bland means good or something

Enslaved
January 18th 2013

38 Comments


This is going to be gay as fuck.

SteveRogers
January 18th 2013

182 Comments


Will probably check this out just to see how much of a trainwreck it will be.

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witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


Why is your immediate assumption that it will be a trainwreck?

foxxxythnksustnk
January 18th 2013

2132 Comments


'Lold at foxxys and status. Would +1 on Google plus.'

fuk yes

TrstN01
January 18th 2013

800 Comments


i would be excited if brandon bolmer had stayed in the band, now i'm not [2]

Hospital
January 18th 2013

1873 Comments


@witch true say

i still enjoyed illuminaudio tho

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


i enjoyed it when it came out, but i grew extremely tired of it about a month later, whereas i still listen to alls well that ends well pretty frequently, and bone palace ballet from time to time.

ToddDay
January 18th 2013

10 Comments


did my freshman year of high school just have sex and make a baby? I'm so excited.

Hospital
January 18th 2013

1873 Comments


I still jam alls well and bone palace too! and don't jam their recent one much. weird

jrowa001
January 18th 2013

8749 Comments


illuminaudo was decent, i have faith that Erak will make them better on the next album

XingKing
January 18th 2013

9004 Comments


I really don't like Chiodos but I'm going to listen to whatever new album they put out because I am a huge fan of Erak's old work

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 18th 2013

5049 Comments


this scares me but doesnt really matter because tfot sucks now anyways

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DotEight
January 18th 2013

5434 Comments


This band needs to just stop.

suppatime
January 18th 2013

428 Comments


illuminaudio was miles ahead of any other chiodos in my opinion

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


did my freshman year of high school just have sex and make a baby? I'm so excited


hahah right?

CaptainHadouken
January 18th 2013

1960 Comments


This band still exists? hmmm

treeqt.
January 18th 2013

7803 Comments


anything post-doppelganger sucked enormous amounts of dick -> this is at least interesting

IFeelTeeth
January 18th 2013

26 Comments


My high school self is screaming at the top of his lungs in joy.
Now that im 22 im moderately amused.

sunofwhales
January 18th 2013

72 Comments


High school jimmies just got seriously rustled.

Current jimmies remain skeptical...

figure337
January 18th 2013

420 Comments


Could make the band somewhat better or make them worse. Regardless, the result should be interesting or at least laughable.

ThomasTheCure
January 18th 2013

267 Comments


sounds awesome to me.

Spec
January 18th 2013

26833 Comments


I will definitely check it out. Guitar should be nuts.

KotoFtw
January 18th 2013

1058 Comments


I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a 3/5

RosaParks
January 18th 2013

14592 Comments


still jam illuminaudio from time to time. my ears can't stand craigs voice so this will prob be a 2 at the most

witchxrapist
January 18th 2013

10733 Comments


lol

Puto611
January 18th 2013

3 Comments


This oughta be cool

flaffy
January 18th 2013

155 Comments


I predict he'll be out of the band by october.

bloc
January 18th 2013

34489 Comments


The man's got technical chops so I'm curious to hear what the band come's up with.

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LifeAsAChipmunk
January 18th 2013

4854 Comments


debating how much I should care

AmericnZero02
January 18th 2013

3304 Comments


"I predict he'll be out of the band by october."

Yeah, I can't see this lasting very long either.

elry2k
January 19th 2013

112 Comments


This will be a trainwreck.

MutnikSpusic
January 19th 2013

560 Comments


maaaan, fuck this

witchxrapist
January 19th 2013

10733 Comments


This will be a trainwreck.


why do you think that? chiodos has definitely figured out how to write an actual song now, so having erak in the mix will just add to the riffitude, i think they could balance everything out

pjquinones747
January 19th 2013

730 Comments


I wonder if this change will result in the same erakshun that albums I & II gave me.

^anybody? *crickets*

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haydenslame
January 19th 2013

352 Comments


holy fuck

Sun2Moon
January 19th 2013

102 Comments


I'd go see 'em live just for Erak.

talesfromthevagina
January 20th 2013

222 Comments


this is going to be d.r.u.g.s all over again.
no matter how much star power this band has craig owens is always going to take the front seat
that being said I still jam all well that ends well from time to time

c0nf1n3d
January 22nd 2013

268 Comments


Woah. Could prove to be interesting.

haydenslame
January 24th 2013

352 Comments


I'd go see 'em live just for Erak. [2]

Azn.
March 17th 2013

5306 Comments


"anything post-doppelganger sucked enormous amounts of dick "

wholly false

Azn.
March 17th 2013

5306 Comments


Same, I just really hope he doesn't sing

Calc
March 17th 2013

10827 Comments


well who's head is bigger? ya gotta think erak since he knows he has more talent.

Azn.
March 17th 2013

5306 Comments


ugh I'm envisioning how this might end up and it seems like a mess



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