With fans wondering if Chiodos was over and done with, frontman Craig Owens has confirmed that chapter has closed at the same time he has introduced his new solo project, badXchannels.
Under this guise, Owens will be releasing the project’s debut EP, ‘WHYDFML’, which is scheduled for release on November 18th 2016 via SharpTone Records.
You can check out the EP artwork, full track listing, and stream lead single ‘I. One Car Funeral’ below:
01.) I. One Car Funeral [stream]
02.) II. You Know I Will (feat. Jon Connor)
03.) III. Dottedxlines
04.) IIII. Complicated (feat. Tyler Carter)
05.) IIIII. Same Thing Everyday (feat. Missio)
When speaking about the project and how it came to be in an interview with Billboard, Owens explained, “This was the most natural thing I could do. It just feels right. It just feels natural. It’s just the right time for me right now, in my life, to do this. I wasn’t sitting around thinking, ‘How can I pivot on everybody? How can I do something to surprise everybody?’ or anything like that. I get that it does surprise people. I find some excitement and joy in that.
I think people are embracing it, and they like the fresh vibes. I think I’m at a point where people have some faith in me and will give me a pass to go somewhere new. This is it for me. This is what I’m going to be doing full-time.
I think I need to introduce this to my fans, one on one. I’m planning to put out a few records with this. I’m just excited to develop this thing and move forward in the next phase of my musical orientation.”
Confessing the reasons behind the demise of Chiodos, he added, “It’s done. It just couldn’t stay afloat. There were just kind of, not necessarily bad vibes, but we came to the realisation that we can’t do it full-time. I think it just stopped becoming a passion for all of us, so we said, ‘Alright, let’s stop.'”