The Chariot was a chaotic metalcore band from Douglasville, Georgia. They were signed to newly formed label Good Fight Music after putting out their prior three studio albums through Solid State Records. The Chariot was formed in 2003 by ex-Norma Jean front man Josh Scogin.
Their debut full length album “Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, And Nothing Is Bleeding” was recorded live with minimal digital editing which produced a less polished sound. Their wild and manic behavior onstage helped create a great impression for them in the underground, despite numerous lineup changes they have managed to keep this reputation for the duration of their career.
In the winter of 2005, they released an EP entitled “Unsung” which featured two new songs, and four re-recordings from “Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, And Nothing Is Bleeding.” This EP saw The Chariot’s chaotic, feedback-inducing sound replaced by slightly more polished production, while still containing the rather harsh songwriting that they had become known for.
On April 3rd of 2007, they released their second full-length album called “The Fiancee.” This album followed suit with the “Unsung EP”, as the production was more well-defined and evened out. The last track on the album is the first and last verses of a hymn called “The Trumpet,” sung by The Sacred Harp Singers choir (www.awakemysoul.com). The Sacred Harp Singers also sang at the end of “And Shot Each Other,” and “Then Came To Kill” is a re-recording of “Kenny Gibler (Play The Piano Like A Disease)” from the “Unsung EP”, and features Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore on vocals.
In 2008, Dan Eaton and Jake Ryan left the band to pursue their band Queens Club. Jon Terry also left the band. The bassist, Jon Kindler, stayed marking the first time in the history of The Chariot that one member of the line-up, except Josh Scogin, had stayed for more than one album. The new (and still in place) Chariot lineup consists of various numbers from Canada natives I Hate Sally, and the local Georgia band The Rein. This line-up went on to tour throughout Europe for most of 2008 and then it was announced that they would be writing and recording their third full length, to be released on May 5th, 2009.
“Wars And Rumors Of Wars”, the third full-length album from The Chariot, and fourth release overall, came out on May 5th, 2009. While the cleaner production of “The Fiancee” was still existing, the overall feel of the album was much heavier and very reminiscent of their earlier cacophonous sound. The album was hand stamped and hand numbered, and was released at the dawn of The Chariot’s first U.S. tour of 2009, supporting alongside Car Bomb for Gojira’s “The Way Of The Flesh” Tour.
“Long Live”, the fourth studio album released by The Chariot. The album was released through the band’s new label Good Fight Music after leaving Solid State Records. The album was again produced with Matt Goldman. On November 23, 2010 the album was released.
In 2013, the band announced their farewell tour.
Joshua Scogin - lead vocals
Jon “KC Wolf” Kindler - bass guitar, backing vocals
David Kennedy - drums
Stephen “Stevis” Harrison - guitar, backing vocals
Brandon Henderson - guitar, backing vocals
Keller Harbin - guitar, backing vocals (2003–2006)
Jon Terrey - guitar, backing vocals (2006–2008, 2010)
Dan Eaton - guitar backing vocals (2006–2008)
Tony Medina - guitar (2003–2005)
Dan Vokey - guitar (2008–2009)
Bryan Russell Taylor - guitar (2008–2010)
Joshua Beiser - bass guitar (2003–2006)
Jeff Carter - drums (2004–2005)
Mark Nicks - drums (2005)
Jake Ryan - drums (2005–2008)
Mark McGee - drums (2008)
Edited by Macaron11 on 16 Aug 2013, 22:21
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