The end of April marked a momentous occasion for the Davison, Michigan, musical group, Chiodos. The original lead singer from the previously named The Chiodos Bros has since been reunited with the group after being kicked out in 2009.
In 2009, after two successful albums, Bone Palace Ballet (2005) and All’s Well That Ends Well (2007), the band made a statement in late 2009 announcing they had “let go” of lead singer Craig Owens.
“We have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos,” the band announced on their MySpace page. “This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen.”
In 2010, Chiodos recorded the album Illuminaudio with Brandon Bolmer as the lead vocalist, which divided many Chiodos fans due to the fact that, in the same year, Craig Owens with his newly formed band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows released their first track in November.
In 2011, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows released their album D.R.U.G.S., the band’s name shortened. That album reached 29 on the US 200 Music Charts, and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows toured on the World War Three tour with Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, and Hollywood Undead through the US.
Meanwhile, Chiodos’s new album Illuminaudio reached 37 on the US 200 Music Charts. With this success, the band proceeded to tour on the Scream it Like You Mean It tour, playing under I See Stars, I the Breather, and Breathe Carolina.
In early April, Chiodos announced Brandon Bolmers’ departure from Chiodos, thus leading the Craig Owens fans to hope for the best. On 25 April, a video was released of Bradley Bell (keys) and Craig Owens discussing Chiodos reunited.
Chiodos’s original lineup is back and looking better than ever. Unofficial reports have word that Chiodos is to be playing on this year’s Van’s Warped Tour.