This is probably the most disappointing thing I’ve written about. One of my favorite bands of all time, Chiodos, is breaking up. Forming in 2001, Chiodos has been one of the most successful post-hardcore bands of the 2000s and will forever go down as a legend in the genre. Recently, Craig Owens, lead singer of Chiodos, and one of the Michigan group’s founding members, commented on the band’s future in an interview with Billboard.com, simply stating that the group was done. This isn’t really too much of a shock, especially since the band has been pretty dormant since 2014, and Owens himself even mentioned the group had gone on hiatus during the time since then. However, it still is upsetting to know this amazing group is calling it quits after 15 years of genre-defying success.
Luckily I was able to see them perform live on the 2013 Warped Tour, and who knows, maybe they will return years later, but for now, RIP Chiodos and thank you for being an inspiring and monumental band for years. There are too many classic Chiodos songs for me to post about and explain why you need to listen to them, so give a listen to literally any Chiodos release (except for “Illuminaudio”). I will also eventually be posting my full Chiodos collection, and there might even be some album reviews of their classic releases in the near future. So if you are a massive Chiodos fan make sure to visit the page often for all future Chiodos posts!