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Revere, Boston MA, United States (1999 – present)

The Red Chord is a band from Revere, Massachusetts, formed in 1999. The band comprises vocalist Guy Kozowyk, guitarist Mike McKenzie, bassist Greg Weeks and drummer Mike Justian. The band gained a fanbase with its 2002’s debut album “Fused Together in Revolving Doors”. The second album “Clients” was released in 2005 and sold over 30,000 copies in the U.S. With the latest album, 2009’s “Fed Through The Teeth Machine”, The Red Chord debuted at No. 180 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Since its formation, The Red Chord has released four studio albums, toured in North America, Europe, Japan and eventually became a pioneering band of the “” genre.

The majority of The Red Chord’s music is written by McKenzie and to a lesser degree by Weeks. The band’s “ style of ” or “death/grind” incorporates also elements of and and is typically . The band helped popularize the “” genre. The Red Chord typically uses frequent tempo changes, technically proficient instrumental approach and emphasizes the element of groove in their music. The vocal style of Kozowyk combines ’s guttural growl with -style screaming, uses occasional spoken word and is rather decipherable. As a vocal influence, Kozowyk points out Frank Mullen from Suffocation; Black Sabbath as one of his musical influences and Faith No More as a lyrical inspiration. PopMatters states that “The Red Chord has become renowned for its sense of humor” exemplified by the video “Stache Attack”.


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  • EbuchiyKatzap


    20 Jul 9:28am Reply
  • Divlol

    fuck stop policing people, Guy. gimme a fuckin new album before my neck veins implode

    9 Jul 2:50am Reply
  • theneurot

    fed through the teeth machine has some serious riffage going on

    12 Feb 11:27pm Reply
  • FastWheels

    I honestly wouldn't call The Red Chord deathcore. They're closer to deathgrind with some DEP influence. They sound more like Cephalic Carnage than like Suicide Silence.

    16 Jan 8:51am Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Lucky fuckers on the east coast, I would give my left nut to see that festival :(

    15 Jan 1:47am Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    They'll be at New England Metal Fest too

    14 Jan 6:02am Reply
  • dippyDIP

    Please write a new album! \\m/

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    They just got announced for some festival in Japan. Didn't see that coming.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • phaserz2KO

    come back. please? n-n

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MaurusdaSagogn

    Totally agree concerning Hate Eternal-, DEP- and ND-similarities. I even think they have a bit of groove-southern stuff in their sound.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    one of the members is a cop now, so not at the moment anyway.

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • reconvene

    So, are these guys still a band?

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    I'd say they are more of crazy and absurd mix of Hate Eternal, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Napalm Death, doesn't really make them deathcore imo....

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • zeldabo146676

    Why are these guys so good yet have no fucking tabs online from their latest album.

    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Considerables

    They're Deathcore.

    25 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ossum

    the red chode

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    very good live

    24 Feb 2014 Reply

    These guys have death metal influences, hardcore, grind, etc. I don't know if Deathcore is appropriate for them or not, but then again I don't really care that much. I don't like many deathcore bands, but I do love these guys, regardless of genre titling. New material would be cool, or a tour, as they are a good live band. Fused Together In Revolving Doors is still my favorite album of theirs.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    This band>>>>>Whatever shitty Deathcore band you listen to [4]

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RedG18

    Good band!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
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