Craig Owens Says Chiodos Have Called It Quits

It looks like Chiodos is no more. Craig Owens said the band the band decided to call it quits after it “stopped becoming a passion.”

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Owens told Billboard the following:

“It’s done. It just couldn’t stay afloat. There were just kind of, not necessarily bad vibes, but we came to the realization that we can’t do it full-time. I think it just stopped becoming a passion for all of us, so we said, ‘Alright, let’s stop.’”

Owens will continue to make music in his new project BXC (a.k.a. badXchannels). Check out his first track titled “One Car Funeral” below. BXC’s first EP “WHYDFML” will be available on November 18.

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Thomas Erak Leaves Chiodos To Focus On The Fall Of Troy

Guitarist, Thomas Erak has announced his departure from Chiodos. He left the band to focus on The Fall Of Troy and his home life.

Erak tweeted the following:

We Came As Romans & Chiodos Announce 2014 Co-Headlining Tour

We Came As Romans and Chiodos have announced a co-headling December tour. They will also be joined be opening acts, Sleepwave and Slaves.

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Tour Dates:

12/10 – Crofoot – Detroit, MI
12/12 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/13 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/14 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
12/15 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/17 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/18 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH

Chiodos Part Ways With Matt Goddard & Derrick Frost

Chiodos have parted with ways with drummer, Derrick Frost and bassist, Matt Goddard. This news comes right after Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies) revealed that he would be playing drums for the band, on the Parks and Devastation Tour. Now, the band has also revealed that along with Pridgen, bassist, Joe Troy (Rx Bandits), will be joining the band.

Here’s the band’s official statement:

“We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that starts on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news. Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home.

It’s been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They’ve been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us.

We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We’re very excited to have them join us on this journey as we’ve always been fans of their musicianship. We can’t wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

In other Chiodos news, the band have released a new video for their song 3AM, via PopCrush. You can see that below.

Thomas Pridgen To Drum For Chiodos On Upcoming Tour

Chiodos will be hitting the road with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon and Motionless In White on the Parks and Devastation Tour, and have recruited Thomas Pridgen (ex-The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies) to handle drummer duties. Pridgen issued the following statement, via Twitter:

Chiodos Drop Off Co-Headlining Tour With Blessthefall

Chiodos, who were supposed to co-headline the Crowd Surf America Tour, with Blessthefall, have dropped off the tour, due to a medical emergency.

The band issued the following statement:

“We are sorry to our fans as well as the bands on the tour Blessthefall, I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown. Our guitarist Thomas Erak has had a reoccurring medical emergency that needs immediate attention and we want to support him in his recovery. We plan to make up these dates this year. We appreciate our fans continued support and look forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming Parks and Devastation tour with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless in White.”

(Image from Blessthefall's site)

(Image from Blessthefall’s site)

Blessthefall Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Chiodos

Blessthefall have announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Chiodos, this summer. They will also bring along I Killed The Prom Queen and Capture The Crown, as support.

(Image from Blessthefall's site)

(Image from Blessthefall’s site)

Tour Dates:

Jul 25 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jul 26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Jul 27 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 29 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Jul 30 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Jul 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
Aug 1 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
Aug 2 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Aug 3 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Aug 4 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Aug 6 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains
Aug 7 – Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
Aug 8 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
Aug 9 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavillion
Aug 11 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Aug 12 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Aug 13 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
Aug 14 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Aug 15 – Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Aug 16 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Aug 17 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
Aug 19 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Aug 20 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Aug 21 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
Aug 22 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Aug 23 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Aug 24 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Aug 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Aug 27 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
Aug 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Aug 29 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Aug 30 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Aug 31 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ***

***NO Chiodos