Georgia’s THE CHARIOT is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated new release, Long Live, on November 23rd, 2010. The record will mark the first release for the band on their new label, GOOD FIGHT MUSIC; home to such acts as CANCER BATS, MADBALL, and other heavy greats. Behind the boards on Long Live is seasoned producer Matt Goldman (UnderOath, MyChildren MyBride, Four Letter Lie), who is known for his work on several past records by THE CHARIOT, such as Wars and Rumors of Wars (2009), The Fiancée (2007), Unsung EP (2005), and Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead And Nothing Is Bleeding (2004).
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“This is easily my favorite material that we have ever written for an album,” affirms vocalist Josh Scogin. “I believe it is the most passionate release we have ever done, as well as the most impulsive. All of our records have a very spontaneous pulse to them, the songs are always in a constant state of evolving and growing, but for the songs for Long Live, we literally just let go. It was a very natural process and I think that comes across in the music.”
Long Live is a phrase that has preceded everything from revolutions and riots to heartfelt cheers and joyous celebration. When stated alone those two words can be perceived as innocuous and tame, but pair them with a celebrated entity or righteous cause and they can conjure up the zenith of the human spirit. For THE CHARIOT to name their upcoming full-length album Long Live, one could take the implications of the title on face value as a bombastic proclamation. For those that have experienced the group perform live, the new album title will instead resonate a deep and meaningful truth. For they have witnessed the harnessed whirlwind of crafted aggression and therefore understand that Long Live is not bravado, but the manner in which the band has and shall continue to flourish.
With a hard earned and accomplished sales history of over 100,000 units and years of vigorous global touring, THE CHARIOT have entrenched themselves as a standout in the hard and aggressive music movement. Founded in Douglasville, GA by vocalist and band leader Josh Scogin, THE CHARIOT forged a path for themselves with a tireless work ethic. With their 2004 debut Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead And Nothing Is Bleeding, THE CHARIOT immediately distinguished themselves from the musical masses by recording the entire album live in one take. It was an approach seldom dared by any musician, but it perfectly captured THE CHARIOT and set the tone for their performance driven ethos that remains at the core of the band’s being to this day. The following years saw the band continue to ascend through the burgeoning underground music scene with studio releases like The Fiancée and Wars and Rumors of Wars; both debuting on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
While THE CHARIOT have produced a number of critically and commercially acclaimed recordings, it is their live show that shall forever live on as the beating pulse of the band’s heart. The sheer force of their thunderous live renditions, while maniacally pouring their entire physical being into each note, captivates and jolts an audience into awe and utter appreciation. The band has seen an accompanied trek of worldwide touring with every release, sharing stages with the hard and heavy elite like P.O.D, As I Lay Dying, and Every Time I Die.
While their profile and reach continue to rise beyond that of their genre, their work ethic and values remain grounded in the roots of D.I.Y. punk. The band took on the painstaking yet ultimately fulfilling mission of creating hand-made artwork and liner notes for Wars and Rumors of Wars, completed by numbering the first 25,000 copies. Most people would scoff at the thought of taking on such a process, but the love of the art and a commitment to their fan base is what sails the ship of THE CHARIOT.
Long Live contains all the signature elements of their sound, sized up to epic dimensions. This album will without a doubt serve as another testament to a specific time and place of a storied and esteemed passage. As one could easily guess, the successive tours for Long Live are already in the works. For those that have experienced the band up close and in concert know full well that decimating stages and leaving crowds aghast is how the band shall truly – Long Live.
THE CHARIOT is:
Josh Scogin – Lead Vocals
Stephen Harrison – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jon Terrey – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jon Kindler – Bass, Backup Vocals
David Kennedy – Drums
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