Michigan Post-Hardcore Band Chiodos Unleashing New Album ‘Devil’ in April
The Davison, Mich.-based post-hardcore band Chiodos are getting ready to unleash its fourth studio album “Devil.”
Set for an April 1 release, the disc features the return of vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost, whose last Chiodos album was 2007’s “Bone Palace Ballet.”
It will also be the first Chiodos album for guitarist Thomas Erak. Check out the new song ‘Ole Fishlips is Dead Now’ above via AltPress.
Owens explains the album title: “‘Devil’ isn’t something I thought long and hard about. It is something that hit me, and hard. I asked myself if I was brave enough to stand behind such a strong, emotionally evoking word. … and I knew right then, that was it. This title is not to be confused with the muscled, red horned man surrounded by fire.”
“This is about the temptations of everyday life; the things that become regrets; the moments where you are forced to make a choice that will determine how it is that you look at yourself for the rest of your life,” Owens reveals. “This album is my definition of Devil.”
So now that Owens and Frost are back in the band, what’s different this time around?
“We’re trying to do things right, now,” says Owens. “We had a lot of work to do, and what’s different now is the way we communicate. Every once in a while we catch ourselves getting into old habits, but we know how to deal with that now. We’re more mature and know how to listen to one another and communicate. We’re different people now, and that makes our experiences together different and working together different — for the better.”
‘Devil’ was produced by David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God). Chiodos have a few upcoming tour dates on their calendar, including the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville on April 26 in addition to March 12 at the Never Say Never Music Festival in Lubbock, Texas, South by So What?! on March 14 at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and March 17 at Fubar in St. Louis.