Post-Hardcore Band Chiodos Breaks Up


Chiodos in 2014. Photo Credit by Ashley Osborn Photography

Progressive post-hardcore band Chiodos have broken up, according to front man Craig Owens. Owens in an interview with Billboard Magazine to promote his new band BXC (badXchannels), Owens commented about the fate of the band:

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.”

The Michigan bred group named after the trio of  brothers that directed cult classic film The Killer Klowns From Outer Space (Trans World Entertainment), Chiodos were founded in 2001 and released four albums between 2005 and 2014, with their last being Devil for the Razor & Tie label. They have been dropping hints since late spring when their social media pages went dark. The band was fierce live and was able to tour with post-hardcore, punk, metalcore and heavier kinds of metal bands, appearing on The Vans Warped Tour several times.