Chiodos New Material
2013-05-13 by iGuter | 39 Comments

After a year of touring with Craig Owens reunited with the band, the band has finally begun writing new material. They have confirmed this with a long message.

One year and two weeks after the announcement of our reunion shows, we are finally able to say that we have decided to move forward collectively as a band.

When we posted the “Let’s Do This” video on April 26th of last year, our intentions were to take this journey slowly without destination and finally do things the right way this time around. With tensions high and a lot of heavy conversations still to be had, we decided to play shows together in an attempt to bring closure to our situation and to rekindle the friendships that we had shared since our mid-teens. We had no intentions of moving forward as a band, but only the unspoken hopes of doing so.

This journey has not been an easy one, but it has finally come to its next chapter. We have all had to take the proper measures in both our personal and interpersonal relationships to make this not only work, but to make sure that it continues with the longevity that we all hope for. After fighting our way through heavy conversations, relearning to make music together, numerous litigations including finding a new home and team for the band and adding a new piece to the already complicated Chiodos puzzle, it’s no wonder it has taken a year to get there.

We began to write new music at the beginning of this year, in hopes that it wouldn’t unwravel what it is that we had worked so hard to rebuild. Thankfully, it has only brought us closer together and has focused us on one goal: to make a new Chiodos album that we will be proud of for our entire lifetimes.

Concluding a 2-month long writing session in March/April. We believe that we have most of the new record written and everything else has fallen into place the right way. We plan to record the album after this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, and also release music shortly after recording it.

We’re not writing this to bore you, or to tell you things that you already know… We are writing this to say that we hear your cries for new music, we see your eager faces and that we share in your excitement for the first moment new Chiodos hits your ears. It’s coming. And Soon.

-Craig, Brad, Pat, Matt, Derrick and Thomas


http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/chiodos_to_begin_working_on_new_material

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merpmerp
May 13th 2013

793 Comments


I forgot this band existed.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2013

50093 Comments


Please make a good album like All's Well again

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sixdegrees
May 13th 2013

16917 Comments


tl;dr

will suck

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nononsense
May 13th 2013

3365 Comments


^this

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Mabbitt
May 13th 2013

1352 Comments


I'm more interested in hearing Thomas Erak's playing than hearing Craig Owens again.

TooLateToGoBack
May 13th 2013

1762 Comments


no Brandon = no interest

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MrHotMoms
May 13th 2013

617 Comments


^^^

Toadstool
May 13th 2013

136 Comments


I really hope Thomas Erak writes some bad ass shit. Could care less for Craig, Brandon was way better but oh well.

sithlord416
May 13th 2013

73 Comments


Too bad Brandon left, Illuminaudio was awesome.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2013

50093 Comments


lol that was one of the worst albums ever

MrHotMoms
May 13th 2013

617 Comments


^^says the goblin who somehow made it through All's Well That Ends Well

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2013

50093 Comments


Yeah I was like 12 when that came out, no one over the age of 12 has any business listening to this kind of music

MrHotMoms
May 13th 2013

617 Comments


tall talk. what are you now, 16?

let's see how you feel about your 5's when you graduate high school

bloc
May 13th 2013

34774 Comments


I liked the previous guy. Not too sure with this singer (since I've never listened to other Chiodos albums) but we shall see.

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Calc
May 13th 2013

12134 Comments


"Please make a good album like All's Well again"

lol


"I'm more interested in hearing Thomas Erak's playing than hearing Craig Owens again." [2]





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ZippaThaRippa
May 13th 2013

2416 Comments


Fuck this band for taking back Craig Owens. What a terrible decision.

ReAnimator
May 13th 2013

311 Comments


Illuminaudio was this band's best album and it was subpar at best. Way too repetitive

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ILJ
May 14th 2013

6662 Comments


yeah not really interested in Chiodos sans brandon, but Thomas Erak makes me curious. will give it a chance at least.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 14th 2013

4410 Comments


I've never been into Chiodos, but I too am interested to hear what Thomas does here. Even though I haven't really liked anything he's done after releasing 'Unlikely Event'.

"let's see how you feel about your 5's when you graduate high school"
- If for whatever reason his opinion manages to change then, he has the ability to alter the rating to reflect his new opinion. Nifty little feature offered in this site.

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Shimana
May 14th 2013

541 Comments


no brandon, not interested [9000]

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drasticaction74
May 14th 2013

1729 Comments


oh yeah hey let's care again

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Mabbitt
May 14th 2013

1352 Comments


I just find it funny that so many of the annoying little scene girls stopped caring after craig left, but now that he's back, they're like omigaw again.

I saw em live with both vocalists, liked Brandon better.

ILJ
May 14th 2013

6662 Comments


with brandon it was actually a band but with craig it's craig and his backing band

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2013

50093 Comments


oh my god who the fuck cares grow up and listen to Bowie

Xenophanes
Emeritus
May 14th 2013

10593 Comments


I forgot that erak joined this band

XingKing
May 14th 2013

10453 Comments


I figured the inclusion of Erak meant they had obviously been working on new material otherwise why the fuck join the band? Worthless news. I couldn't give two shits about this band but now that Erak is a member, I am going to be highly anticipating their next album

Dolving999
May 14th 2013

1620 Comments


Thomas is probably going to write some poppy riffs, just as he did on the last TFoT album and on Just Like Vinyl. Here's hoping for some guitar wankery, though!

Uranium
May 14th 2013

7086 Comments


what's up with all you young whipper snappers lollygagging over this cheetos band

TomAkaVeto
May 14th 2013

1624 Comments


I didn't know Thomas Erak joined. That's pretty awesome. Can't wait to hear what he writes. I hope he get to contribute his vocals too.

And to the people saying Brandon was so much better than Craig, I really disagree. He may have a more "tolerable" voice, but he sounded awful live, his voice was pretty bland, and his lyrics were pretty awful. At least Craig is pretty consistent and he can write good lyrics. Actually Craig's lyrics are the best thing about him.

TomAkaVeto
May 14th 2013

1624 Comments


@Uranium

That joke is the exact reason that just had this design made:
http://dribbble.com/shots/1071373-Cheesy?list=following

Kris.
May 14th 2013

12299 Comments


the whole thomas joining thing is complete bullshit. the band is awful, he should have gotten TFOT back together and made doppelganger type shit again. he'll probably just write boring shitty post hardcore riffs for these guys.

tldr im bitter

Acanthus
May 14th 2013

9537 Comments


Liked their earlier work, enjoyed the album with the new singer.

Will listen to this when it comes out, hopefully not as bad as DRUGS.

Evreaia
May 14th 2013

4014 Comments


They should kickout craig an put erak on full screaming.

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DinosaurJones
May 14th 2013

490 Comments


Interested in how they'll sound with Erak now.

pjquinones747
May 14th 2013

763 Comments


Stuff with Brandon was good, but I'll be much more interested to hear stuff with Craig again.

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elephantREVOLUTION
May 14th 2013

2741 Comments


i'm predicting this will be their best album

it could completely blow but for some reason i have a good feeling

TrstN01
May 14th 2013

800 Comments


D.R.U.G.S. was the only thing I've ever liked that Craig has done, so I have low expectations for this. Doubt it will come close to Illuminaudio.

taxidermist
May 15th 2013

7202 Comments


D.R.U.G.S. was fucking horrid. Worst Craig project. He put out some really solid stuff with Chiodos and with the inclusion of Erak you can consider me interested/stoked.

Thanatopsis
May 15th 2013

90 Comments


Band will likely be nothing without Jason Hale. He wrote actually interesting riffs. Erak's well of talent is dried up, as he showed on "In the Unlikely Event" and everything Just Like Vinyl released. I'll give it a listen, but my hopes are basically nonexistent.



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