Band Photo: The Red Chord (?)
From: Revere, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete The Red Chord news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Drummer John Longstreth and The Red Chord reportedly parted ways this past weekend. According to Longstreth, the split is the result of "stylistic differences." Longstreth had originally joined The Red Chord this past spring and has previously done time with Origin and Skinless. Here's a statement from the band:
"John Longstreth is no longer in the band. To avoid any complications, we'll stick with the simple 'stylistic differences' explanation, because it's more accurate than any other. I'd like to believe we're all still on good terms. We do, however, have to cancel our upcoming shows. There are a few people filling in and helping out in the meantime to aid in finalizing new material while we find a new permanent member. A big special thanks to our original drummer, Mike Justain, for helping us out the last few days. Parties interested in trying out can send sample recordings of their playing via audio or video format to the BMA address below or e-mail the band at email@example.com. Parties are asked that they should be fully confident they can play the older Red Chord material. Serious inquiries only."
New Jersey metal titans God Forbid will embark on a brief headlining tour that kicks off Sept. 23rd with support from A Life Once Lost, Norma Jean and The Red Chord, among others. All of these shows will be filmed for a live video for the album’s title track, “Gone Forever,” to be shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (Atreyu, Shadows Fall). These dates will also serve as the last God Forbid shows in the U.S. this year as they will immediately head to Europe with Machine Head to close out 2004 with nine weeks worth of shows.
The group just wrapped up a highly successful run on Ozzfest and a short stint in Japan. Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following update:
We have just returned from a very successful first-time trip to Japan. There were two shows in Tokyo with the legendary In Flames and mighty Chimaira. The crowd was extremely appreciative and active, even though we were the opening act. The show was highlighted with a ‘God Forbid' chant and plenty of fist pumping! A great deal of thanks goes out to Tetsu and everyone at Toy's Factory and Creative Man for rolling out the red carpet for us. It was a blast, and we can't wait to go back ASAP.
The conclusion of Ozzfest was also a great way to end the summer. We were disappointed that the last show in West Palm was cancelled. Hurricanes suck and we will try to get back down there on our next U.S. trek. Overall, this was the best thing to ever happen to God Forbid. I've never had more fun in my life, and I can't say enough how much we appreciated that opportunity. I want to thank the GF crew: Dirty Larry, Willie Gee, Billy "Vietnam" Bomba, Hoss Money, Jeremy, Socks, the entire 2nd stage, Jimmy and all at Jager, everyone at Century Media and of course all of the bands (especially 2nd stage) for being cool ass motherfuckers. Playing the shows was amazing, but the best part was the nighttime hangouts and grill sessions with all the boys (and a few girls). Damn, I feel like I'm accepting an Oscar. Anyway, props to Andy ETID for the Metallica Party and Ozzy for keeping that shit going!More...
The Red Chord have chosen producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) to helm their upcoming new album "Clients". The group are expected to spend the first three weeks of November at Planet Z Studios recording the effort. An early 2005 release through Metal Blade/Black Market Activities is being planned.
Norma Jean are currently scheduling studio dates to record their next full-length, entitled "O' God The Aftermath," which will hit stores in March 2005 through Solid State Records. Meanwhile, the group recently recorded the track "What Is This, Some Sort Of Freaking Burt Reynolds Convention?" with Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberline) for the upcoming "This Is Solid State Volume 5" compilation. In related news, Norma Jean has upcoming tour dates scheduled in September and October with such bands as Evergreen Terrace, God Forbid, and Throwdown. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
THE RED CHORD, or just Kevin anyway, has checked in with a mini-update from the road in regards to their ongoing radiotakeover tour:
"The radiotakeover tour has been going fabulous. This is the best tour we have done thus far. The reaction has been better than any other tour. We have been getting the best reactions not only when we play 'Dreaming in Dog Years', but also when we play our new songs. So far Anaheim and San Diego were the best shows on the tour. And, we are really excited because the air conditioner in our van is finally working!"
Dates have been set for the upcoming The Red Chord, Evergreen Terrace, A Life Once Lost, and Fear Before The March Of Flames tour. This tour was previously reported as the Radiotakeover tour, but more dates have been added to the list since then. The tour dates are as follows: More...
Evergreen Terrace, The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, Fear Before The March Of Flames and I Killed The Prom Queen have announced the "Radiotakeover Tour" to take place in August. Not every band will appear on every date. Released dates are below:
7/28 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joes
7/29 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
7/30 Covington, KY Radio Down
7/31 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
8/01 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis
8/03 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
8/04 Denver, CO Rock Island
8/06 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
8/07 San Diego, CA The Epicenter
8/08 Phoenix, AZ Mason Jar (Feat. Full Blown Chaos, 100 Demons)
8/10 Houston, TX Mary Jane's/Fat Cat's
8/11 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
8/13 Tallahassee, FL Big Daddy's
8/16 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
8/25 South Amboy, NJ Krome
Massachusetts metal/grind band The Red Chord has officially signed with Metal Blade Records / Black Market Activities. The group will record their next full-length, entitled "Clients," later this year. Here's a statement from frontman Guy Kozowyk regarding the move:
"The Metal Blade offer was hands down the best all around deal we have received in the past two years. They are hard-working, honest people. They've done a remarkable job expanding the direction of the company and it has been a pleasure working with them thus far."
Furthermore, guitarist Mike McKenzie added:
"We are all excited about the signing. I'm happy with what they've done for us already before even signing the agreement... The new record will push the boundaries of our musical abilities and it will be great to have the backing of a strong label."
The set times have been revealed for this years Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD on May 29th and 30th. Times are: More...
On May 2nd, A Day At The Park Fest will be taking place at the Newburgh Skatepark in Newburgh, NY. The show will start at noon and include the following bands:
Burnt By The Sun
Most Precious Blood
All Out War
Walls Of Jericho
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
The Red Chord are said to be headlining the second stage of this year's New England Metal and Hardcore festival on April 30th at the Palladium in Worcester, MA.
Things have been relatively quiet in The Red Chord camp lately as the band is now focused on completing their next full-length. The album is tentatively entitled "Clients" and is likely to hit stores later this year. The group has been in negotiations with several record labels during the past year and are now nearing a decision following extended negotiations. Meanwhile, The Red Chord has undergone some recent lineup changes as bassist Adam Wentworth recently left the group to join Premonitions Of War, while drummer Mike Justain is now playing with Unearth. Consequently, the band has added bassist Gregory Weeks (Beyond The Sixth Seal) and drummer Jon Down (Dead Water Drowning) to their lineup. Dow will remain in Dead Water Drowning as well, in case you were wondering.