Thomas Erak Leaves Chiodos to Focus on the Fall of Troy’s New Record

This time last year, it was difficult to not be excited for Chiodos’ new record, Devil. Craig had returned, and the addition of Thomas Erak seemed to ensure that the group’s forthcoming effort would likely be their most diverse outing to date. Unfortunately, this hope was never realized, as the band’s latest attempt found them revisiting familiar territory with mixed results.

Now, eight months removed from Devil, Thomas Erak has taken to social media to announce his departure from the Michigan-based outfit. In a series of tweets to fans, Erak explained that he would instead be focusing …

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We Came As Romans Stream Acoustic Version Of “Hope”

Michigan post-hardcore titans We Came As Romans have a long history of finding the perfect balance between heavy and soft. Recently, the group has been experimenting with a more stripped down sound, and today an acoustic version of one recent single found its way online.

We could argue the best WCAR tracks all day long, but everyone should be able to agree that “Hope” is one of the bigger songs in the band’s growing catalog. It’s the definitive anthem of the modern alternative scene, and presented here in acoustic form the lyrics have an even greater impact than before. You …

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We Came As Romans & Chiodos Announce Mini Co-Headlining Tour

A rather big but mini co-headlining tour has been announced today with the likes of metalcore outfit We Came As Romans and premier post-hardcore act Chiodos going out the East Coast this coming December.

The tour run will start in Chiodos’ home state of Michigan at the Crofoot in Detroit on 12/11 and end at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. Also on the tour will be Sleepwave, Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath‘s new band, and Slaves, which features Jonny Craig.

You can check out the tour dates below. VIP tickets are now available here.

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Chiodos Lose Two Members, Recruit Replacements From RX Bandits, The Mars Volta

Recently, Michigan post-hardcore heavyweights, Chiodos, have undergone an unexpected lineup change as they prepare to embark on this fall’s ‘Parks and Devastation Tour’ with A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon. If you recall, the band recently brought on guitarist extraordinaire, Thomas Erak, former frontman for The Fall of Troy, before recording Chiodos’ most recent album, Devil. Now it seems original bassist, Matt Goddard, and longtime drummer Derrick Frost (for the second time), have decided to part ways with the band in order to spend time with loved ones and pursue interests back home.

While …


Chiodos Release Music Video for “3 AM”

Chiodos has been busy since the release of their latest record Devil, which came out last March. This effort included the return of original vocalist Craig Owens and the inclusion of The Fall Of Troy guitar aficionado Thomas Erak. The band put a lot of time and creativity to provide a versatile number of songs that showed a different side of the band, mostly due to Owens’ tenure with Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.).

Today, the band has premiered the music video for the poppy but somewhat heavy-chorused ballad “3 AM.” The actual video shows Owens …


Bring Me The Horizon Announce US Shows With Chiodos

Bring Me The Horizon have announced a slew of US tour dates with Chiodos that will take place throughout the month of September.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Didn’t you report that Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos would be going on tour with A Day To Remember over a month ago?” You’re right. We did. This tour, which was announced earlier this week, will take place on the off dates of ADTR’s fall headlining run. Whenever there is a gap in that tour, these shows will take place, and if you live in New York, Michigan, Missouri, or …


A Day To Remember Announce ‘Parks And Devastation’ Tour With Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos

For once, a rumor that made the internet squeal with joy has turned out to be true.

A Day To Remember have officially announced plans for a fall US headlining tour dubbed the Parks And Devastation tour. The Florida based post-hardcore act will be joined on the full run by UK metal favorites Bring Me The Horizon and Michigan bad boys Chiodos, as well as one or two additional acts that we’re told will be announced closer to the end of summer. You can view a poster for the outing, which includes a full list of tour dates, at …


RUMOR: A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos, and Motionless In White Planning Fall Tour

Update: This tour has been confirmed. Click here for dates and lineup information.

Original post: With the sounds of summer just beginning to fill our ears, the time has come for every major artist in music to begin unveiling their plans for the fall. We are not 100% sure what A Day To Remember have in mind for when the leaves change, but thanks to an unfortunate email error we do know who will be joining them on their upcoming headlining tour.

According to an email sent out to fans from a ticketing site yesterday afternoon, A Day To Remember …


Chiodos and Blessthefall Announce Co-headlining Tour

After a big come-back year, with a spring tour, and new album, the reunited Chiodos doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

If you didn’t get the chance to catch them earlier this year, you’ll get the chance this summer. Craig Owens and company will be teaming up with Blessthefall for a co-headlining tour, and they will be bringing I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown along on The Surf America Tour.

The tour will consist of 34 shows, starting in Oklahoma City, OK and ending in Columbia, MO, followed by three festivals at the end of …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/18-5/24

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly Wax!

The last seven days have been dominated by pre-orders for new albums from some of our favorite artists. Braid, Every Time I Die, and Handguns all started selling their latest releases this week, to name a few. Although it didn’t get as much attention as it deserved in such a busy week, the new EP from Beach Slang is also a must-buy for any fan of The Replacements and The Menzingers.

In other news, Equal Vision Records revealed exclusive variants for popular albums from Chiodos and Pierce the Veil, …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/11-5/17

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Enjoy The Ride Records stole the show this week by releasing two long-awaited vinyl reissues. The first pressing of Turn The Radio Off by Reel Big Fish was a huge hit, with most of the pressing selling out within hours. Check the end of this post for details on how you can still score a copy. In addition, the label also revealed their mystery release: Cartel‘s Chroma.

In other vinyl news, pre-orders launched for the final Anberlin album, Lowborn, a reissue of Hans Zimmer’s Batman Begins soundtrack, and quite a few other …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/20-4/26

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If your wallet is still reeling from Record Store Day, then this was probably a frustrating week, with pre-orders launching for a number of highly anticipated releases, such as Say Anything‘s latest, the Garden State soundtrack, and Knuckle Puck‘s The Weight That You Buried.

For emo fans, Tiny Engines announced a barrage of repressings along with a couple interesting new releases, like Dikembe‘s split with The Jazz June, and Hot Topic maintained their monopoly on classic scene releases, revealing plans to press early Chiodos and All Time Low records this …