For Chiodos, it all began for a handfull of high school kids in Michigan.
After touring across the United States and recording a few short albums, they were quickly signed on to equal vision records and released there first full length album All’s well that ends well. It was two years later until they unleashed Bone Palace Ballet unto the masses where it reached number five on the United States Billboard 200 charts.
Chiodos continued to tour across the states and just after playing Warped Tour in 2009, the band decided to part ways with their lead vocalist Craig.When asked on the band’s terms with Craig Owens, Bradley Bell boldly stated, “Who?” It seems as if everyone has moved on. “There’s no Communication really.
With Craig gone and the weight lifted, Chiodos could now move forward. In early February of two 2010, not only had they found someone to replace Craig, but the band also announced that they would be releasing a new record later in the year.
Finally on October 5th, Chiodos released their third album Illuminaudio, with newcomer Brandon Bolmer at the wheel. “It caters to the old fans I think pretty well and adds a lot of new vibes to the band which I think are working pretty well.” said Bolmer.
Matt Goddard also mentioned that most of the recording was already done by the time Bolmer entered the scene, but it was a pretty long process nonetheless.
“It was fun though, the recording process.” Brandon Bell remarked. “Stressful and fun. But if it wasn’t stressful, then that means we weren’t working.”
As Chiodos begins a new chapter, not only are fans impatient about hearing new material but they may also question how the new record will differ from previously released records. “It’s more well thought,” said Goddard.
“We never spent that long writing a record so I feel like we were experimenting a lot and trying new things,” Bell thought. “Compared to Bone Palace, I’d say it has more energy.”
With the new album finished and released, Chiodos is now on the road to promote Illuminaudio. After the Congregation of the Damned tour, the guys will have a well deserved break from touring and then head on back on tour in the United Kingdom with Union Black. Iluminaudio is out now on Equal Vision Records and available now on iTunes.