Chiodos to release Bone Palace Ballet Grand Coda
Michigan sextet Chiodos already have a Billboard Top 5 album and 200,000 Stateside sales to their name with their second album ‘Bone Palace Ballet’. Released in North America by indie label Equal Vision, ‘Bone Palace Ballet’ receives a UK release on January 26th as part of a new deal with Warner Bros. Records.
Seamlessly combining elements of progressive rock, hardcore and hard-edged emo with an ability to craft an immediate pop hook, ‘Bone Palace Ballet’ demonstrates the visceral energy and tightly-honed musicianship that has made Chiodos such a huge proposition in the States. The album’s highlights include ‘The Undertaker’s Thirst For Revenge is Unquenchable’ that swings from crunching riffs to a soaring chorus with evocative piano supplemented by cinematic beats, a combination of stomping piano-rock and progressive elements alongside an inspiring solo on ‘Lexington’ and Craig Owen’s eclectic vocal range on the cabaret-tinged ‘Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork?’
Title: Bone Palace Ballet Grand Coda
Release date: 10/28/08
Label: Equal Vision
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Elsewhere, the band’s unquestionable range extends from the crushing ‘Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys’ to the melodically focused ‘A Letter From Janelle’. The UK release features a bonus track in the shape of an acoustic version of ‘A Letter From Janelle’ as well as an extra special DVD featuring 6 'behind the scenes' videos, 2 live videos from the Warped Tour, plus the video for Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face), all exclusive to the UK!
Chiodos released their debut album ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ in 2005 that went on to sell over 200,000 copies and paved the way for the success of ‘Bone Palace Ballet’. They have embarked upon a major arena tour with Linkin Park and have also played the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour and the Alternative Press Invisible Sideshow tour. One of their most notable UK gigs to date was storming the main stage of the 2008 Give It A Name festival.
Chiodos tour dates
1st – Newport, TJ’s 01633 216688
2nd – Glasgow, King Tuts 0141 221 5279
3rd – Stoke, Sugarmill 01782 214991
5th – Manchester, Academy 0161 275 2930
6th – London, Underworld 0870 154 40 40
7th – Birmingham, Barfly 0844 8472424
Chiodos - continued
The group’s second album, BONE PALACE BALLET--originally released in September of 2007--debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. The new version--which the group headed back into the studio with producer Casey Bates to complete--features four new songs as well as two acoustic versions of “I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard” and “A Letter From Janelle,” that have never been released to the public. The loaded offering also includes a 30-minute DVD preview with live performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s inner circle. CHIODOS will release their first-ever full length DVD offering in 2009 that Doug Spangenberg (Lamb of God “Killadelphia” & “Walk With Me In Hell,” Every Time I Die “Shit Happens”) is on board to direct.
“We are really excited to be able to present the complete version of Bone Palace Ballet,” says CHIODOS lead vocalist CRAIG OWENS. “Our fans have always supported us in everything we’ve done and I can’t wait for them to experience the definitive release of Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda.”
In video news, CHIODOS have tapped renowned director Darren Doane (AFI, Jimmy Eat World, As I Lay Dying) to lens the clip for their second single “The Undertaker’s Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable. (The Final Battle)” For the performance-based video—set to feature the band performing live on the rooftop of a local club--CHIODOS is inviting fans to participate. The video shoot will take place Tuesday, September 16 at The Crofoot (1 South Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342). Fans should arrive promptly between 3:00-4:00 PM to pick up a wristband for entry; shooting will begin onsite at 4:00pm and wrap around 8:00pm. Expect to hear news of the clip’s debut soon.
In touring news, the acclaimed Flint, MI sextet--CRAIG OWENS (vocals), BRADLEY BELL (keyboards), PAT McMANAMAN (guitar), MATT GODDARD (bass), JASON HALE (guitar) and DERRICK FROST (drums)--have announced multiple tours including headlining dates as well as co-headlining tours with Motion City Soundtrack and Silverstein which will keep them on the road into 2009.
Bone Palace Ballet Grand Coda Tracklisting
01. Two Birds Stoned At Once
02. Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork?
03. Lexington (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)
04. Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered
05. A Letter From Janelle
06. I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard
07. ...And Then The Liver Screamed "HELP!"
08. We Swam From Albatross, The Day We Lost Kailey Cost
09. Life Is A Perception Of Your Own Reality
10. If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink
11. Smitten For The Mitten
12. Intensity In Ten Cities
13. The Undertaker's Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable. (The Final Battle)
14. I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard (Acoustic)
15. A Letter From Janelle (Acoustic)
"Bone Palace Ballet Grand Coda" by Chiodos - release date: 10/28/08..