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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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  • reconvene

    So, are these guys still a band?

    29 Aug 11:54pm 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 8:10am Reply
  • zeldabo146676

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

    3 Jul 8:45pm Reply
  • Considerables

    They're Deathcore.

    25 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • ossum

    the red chode

    28 Feb 4:20am Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    very good live

    24 Feb 12:49pm 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
  • Beerkiss

    Not really deathcore are they? Not really Grindcore are they? You people are fucking stupid.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Chaosophile

    This band>>>>>Whatever shitty Deathcore band you listen to [3]

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sculpy

    This band>>>>>Whatever shitty Deathcore band you listen to [2]

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Considerables

    This band>>>>>Whatever shitty Deathcore band you listen to

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rosenkranctz

    does this band still exist?

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • robo042

    Guy Kozowyk is a god damn cop now. Like for reals. So I don't think any material will be forthcoming for a while.

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Boobies4

    My Bitter Half | Facebook MY BITTER HALF | THE DARKNESS IS COMING (EP) NEW!!! Genre: Deathcore Youtube Full EP Preview | Mediafire Download EP

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    Nice Highway Metal

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Amaterasu123456

    @xVictimOfADownx : They're around, but they're taking their sweet-ass time to get something new out.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    What the fuck is going on with these guys? Haven't heard anything in a long time now...

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
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