Chiodos Debuts #5 on Billboard Charts

Equal Vision recording artists CHIODOS rightfully take their seat in industry bible Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 Chart at the astonishing Number Five spot! Selling close to 40,000 albums in their first week in sales, their second album Bone Palace Ballet has been getting major bouts of applause, including the cover of this month’s Alternative Press, who calls the album “a frighteningly mighty album of exhilarating musicianship and inspired lyrical introspection.” New York Times calls the album “bombastic” and vocalist Craig Owens “a potential rock star.”

This is Chiodos’ highest chart position in their career, and the highest in Equal Vision Records’ 15 year history. It is also the ONLY debut in Billboard’s Top 40 this week. ” “Thank you for making Bone Palace Ballet the #5 selling record in the country this week on the Billboard charts,” said vocalist Craig Owens. “We have the best fans in the world!”

Produced by Casey Bates (Fear Before the March of Flames, Gatsbys American Dream) and mixed by David Bendeth (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore), this album takes off with the raw unrestrained power that marked their first album All’s Well That Ends Well and harnesses it into a powerful behemoth of controlled and carefully orchestrated beauty. From the classically-manic piano/prog-rock stylings of the opening track “Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork?” to the aggressive stutter-rock of “Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered” to Craig Owens’ drastic vocal jumps in “If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink”, Bone Palace Ballet loses none of their earlier work’s diversity while retaining the very thread that makes Chiodos a force to be reckoned with.

Bone Palace Ballet was released September 4, 2007 on Equal Vision Records.

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