Chelsea Grin Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “Eternal Nightmare”

Chelsea Grin have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “Eternal Nightmare.” That effort will be released on July 13, and it will be the band’s first to feature new vocalist Tom Barber (ex-Lorna Shore). If you missed it, you can find a video for the first single “Dead Rose” HERE.

“Eternal Nightmare” Track Listing:

01. “Dead Rose”
02. “The Wolf”
03. “Across The Earth”
04. “See You Soon”
05. “9:30 AM”
06. “Limbs”
07. “Scent Of Evil”
08. “Hostage”
09. “Nobody Listened”
10. “Outliers”
11. “Eternal Nightmare”

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Alex Koehler Comments On His Departure From Chelsea Grin, Launches New Project Grudges

Alex Koehler has issued his own statement regarding his departure from Chelsea Grin. You can read that below. With this news, he has also released a new single, titled “Misery,” from his new project Grudges.

Here’s Koehler’s statement:

“Hey Guys. Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve already heard the news about my status as a member of Chelsea Grin. Before, I tell you my story I want to sincerely thank every single one of my fans. I also want to thank every single person that helped me through the darkest time of my life. The thing about hitting rock bottom is that once you’re there, the only direction you can go is up.

I should start of by saying I am no longer a member of Chelsea Grin. For everyone who has stuck with me throughout all my years with the band I wanted to provide an in-depth explanation as to why and how this all came to be.

I’ve been struggling with depression and alcoholism for a long time now. When I was depressed I would drink to feel numb and when I sobered up (alcohol being a depressant) I’d feel even worse, so I’d start drinking again. It wasa viscous cycle that could last days, weeks and sometimes months. I attempted to stop the cycle on my own a handful of times, but eventually I would find myself starting the cycle over and over again.

It felt like constant failure. The most recent example of this occurred while we were recording in LA. Up until that point I had been sober for a few months and felt in control of the depression and alcoholism. But the cycle began again when one mistake pushed everything into a downward spiral and my world seemed to fall apart.

It felt like a normal day for me… but the truth is I had been drinking from the moment I woke up until the moment I passed out. I even disappeared for an entire day without my phone and without telling anyone where I was. The guys were worried, stressed, and scared for my safety.

At this point, the people close to me, as well as myself realized it was crucial that I receive professional help to put me on the right path for my physical and mental wellbeing.

I left the studio early and with the help of my manager Mike Milford, Kevin Lyman, and Music Cares they checked me into one of the top-rated rehabs in the country. For that I am grateful. At this point, the plan was to postpone recording and to cancel the first half of our upcoming tour with MIW. Then when I was healthy I could pick back up and I would be ready to go.

My full intentions were to participate in the tour and finish the album and this is what I was led to believe was the plan. However three weeks into treatment I received news that we had dropped the tour completely. The guys came to see me at the next visitation session and we had a very long and serious talk about the future of Chelsea Grin.

I was informed they had finished the record without me. Although things weren’t set in stone, the guys were very conflicted about the right thing to do for Chelsea Grin and for me. They felt that they could not, in good conscious, let me jump back on the road with a high potential of relapse, and end up watching me slowly kill myself.

So for the duration of my rehabilitation I did a lot of thinking and I knew I had to make one of the most heart wrenching decisions of my life. I had no choice but to step down as the singer of Chelsea Grin. This was a decision that truly tore my heart into pieces. It was heart wrenching but led me to where I am in my life now.

I am currently three months sober and happy to report that I am in the best shape of my life. I’d be lying to everyone if I said ‘I got this’ but I am sure as hell going to strive to be the best I can be and keep at it.

Though I may no longer be a member of Chelsea Grin, there was no way I could bare not creating/playing music anymore. So, I’m choosing to carry on by myself as a musical entity known as Grudges. So…that’s my story. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the music video for my first single entitled ‘Misery‘… Written while I was in rehab.”

Chelsea Grin Part Ways With Vocalist & Guitarist, Premiere “Dead Rose” Music Video

Chelsea Grin have parted ways with vocalist Alex Koehler and guitarist Jacob Harmond. Koehler decided to step away to continue his path of sobriety, while Harmond left to focus on his family. With this news, the group have announced the addition of Lorna Shore’s Tom Barber to their lineup, and have also shared a new video for their new song “Dead Rose.” That track is the first single from the group’s upcoming album, “Eternal Nightmare.“

Chelsea Grin commented:

“Shit-talkers, rejoice! There is a lot of news to be shared from the CG camp, much of it bittersweet. For some time now, our band has wandered through what felt like hell and back. Medical conditions, personal pressures, tour conflicts and more. It is not in our nature to let this get the best of us, so we always have and will carry on headstrong and determined.

Alex Koehler has opted to part ways with the band following his recent time spent in rehab and the life changes he’s made in newly found sobriety. We are all at a mutual understanding that the nomadic and trying nature of touring is much too volatile of an environment for a recovering alcoholic.

He has made huge strides forward in shaping a new and positive lifestyle, and we will always do our part to support our friend and brother. We are still very close, of course, and it goes without saying that we wish him all the strength and willpower needed to continue his inspiring progress. We ask that all of you respectfully do the same for Alex.

Furthermore, last year Jacob Harmond parted ways with the band; you may have noticed via social media or on our most recent Never Say Die tour. Jacob recently had his second of two children, and has found his passion redirected toward family and personal goals. Again, his parting was carried out entirely amicably and with absolutely no hard feelings. As with Alex, we will forever support Jacob and his family, and will always remain close friends.

Surely this all comes as heavy news to our supporters and long time fans, but we want to confidently reassure that Chelsea Grin remains strong. During the recording process, we were faced with the challenge of pushing past obstacles to finish creating an album we were already so emotionally invested in.

We had to weigh all options realistically, but abandoning our passion was never one. Our good friend and ally, Tom Barber, has stepped up to the plate to help us achieve a sound we had never imagined. His talent and drive allowed us a renewed energy, making the choice clear. Please provide Tom a warm welcome into the band, and saddle up for a darker, more aggressive sound than you’ve heard from us yet.

At this point, we are done cycling faces through the band for both your sakes and ours; we will be carrying on live as a four piece. After finding our strongest sound yet, we want to avoid confusion and a shift from the current creative focus, in addition to adding yet another face to a seemingly ever-changing lineup. We will absolutely be delivering the same crushing performance and presence as always.

All of that being said, we present to you Dead Rose, the first single off of our upcoming album, Eternal Nightmare. Welcome to a new era of Chelsea Grin.

Catch us all summer long on Warped Tour at the Monster Mutant Red Dawn stage performing both new and old material. We assure you that you won’t want to miss it.”

Chelsea Grin On Their New Album: “It Is Without Hesitation Our Meanest, Darkest, Heaviest And Most Evil And Honest Creation To Date”

Chelsea Grin have offered a band update in a couple of tweets, which you can see below. Among the things mentioned, was the band’s new album, which they say is their “meanest, darkest, heaviest and most evil and honest creation to date.”

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Chelsea Grin Vocalist Alex Koehler Offers An Update On His Health

Chelsea Grin previously dropped off their tour with Motionless In White, etc. due Alex Koehler‘s “declining health.” Now, the singer has offered an update on his health via Instagram:

As you all may have heard by now, My health has been on a steady decline for the past couple years. Both my mental and physical state were getting hit hard, and it caused us to drop our tour with MIW. Which would have been our first U.S. tour in a year. I've learned a lot of life changing lessons in the past 35+ days, and I'll be making some major decisions in life. Most importantly I made a promise to myself to eat better, exercise more, and strive to be happy with what life has given me. I still have mends to make, and a path of broken hearts to heal, but for the first time in a long long time, I'm holding my head up high. I just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to the fans, friends, and family who have stuck by me on this wild journey. I couldn't ask for a better support system. I truly love you all! Life is too short to spend each day in misery. Put the remote down. Put the bottle down. Put the pipe down, and go outside. We've all been blessed with a life we only get to live once. So don't waste it. I love you all.

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Chelsea Grin Exit Motionless In White, Etc. Tour Due To Alex Koehler’s “Declining Health”

Chelsea Grin have dropped off their upcoming tour with Motionless In White, Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills due to Alex Koehler’s “declining health.” With them gone, Like Moths To Flames have been added to the trek.

Chelsea Grin commented:

“To our fans,

We are entirely gutted to so suddenly inform you that we will need to drop off of the Motionless in White Graveyard Shift North American tour. In this situation, we feel the need to be entirely honest. It may or may not have been apparent, but for a while now Alex Koehler has been in declining health, and has been unable to surmount the rigors of being on the road.

He is currently under medical care, making good progress, and improving daily. Initially, the rest of us were determined to make this tour happen and deliver to you the best Chelsea Grin experience we could, even without Alex. We arrived home from tracking our upcoming record with only two full days to work, and as soon as we shifted our focus from the record and geared up for the run, we knew we were unprepared.

Beyond just a rushed rehearsal schedule, we’ve found ourselves very concerned with taking the stage in our current state. The duress of this album process and being so sick/conflicted for our brother has driven us each to a compromised and unsustainable mental and emotional position. When we consider the longevity of our band, this is the only choice.

We’ve waited so long to play for North America again, but cannot in good conscience return to deliver a performance that is not representative of the band at our best. Again, we are so deeply apologetic that we will not be able to accompany our brothers in Motionless in White, Every Time I Die and Ice Nine Kills, and even moreso that we will not be performing for or engaging with our fans. We are so grateful to our crew for their unending support and understanding, and to Davier Perez for working so hard stepping in for Pablo while he would have filled in for Alex.

It is very important for you to know that we are taking our situation head-on. We have a record that we are supremely confident and excited in (with the expert assistance of Drew Fulk and Joshua Travis), and are as committed as ever to furthering our music and the relationship we have with our supporters. Thank you all for your understanding, and we will be seeing you soon.”

Tour Dates:

02/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/21 San Diego, CA – House of Blues (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/22 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/23 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/25 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (no Like Moths To Flames)
02/27 Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
02/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/02 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/03 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/04 Providence, RI – The Strand
03/06 Portland, ME – State Theater
03/07 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/08 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/09 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
03/10 Columbus, OH – Express LIVE
03/11 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
03/13 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/15 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
03/19 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/20 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
03/22 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
03/23 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/24 Boise, ID – Revolution
03/25 Reno, NV – Cargo

Chelsea Grin Begin Recording New Album

Chelsea Grin have officially hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk to begin the recording process for their new album. Joshua Travis (Emmure, ex-The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) will co-produce the effort. The band tweeted the following:

[via The PRP]