Inception and All's Well That Ends Well
The original members of Chiodos assembled (under the name The Chiodos Brothers) while attending high school in their hometown of Davison, MI, a suburb of Flint. All's Well That Ends Well (Equal Vision Records) was released on July 26, 2005. It reached #3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #164 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Bone Palace Ballet and departure of Craig Owens
Chiodos headlined some shows on their own before joining Alternative Press's 2006 "Invisible Sideshow" tour, headlined by Armor for Sleep. Following that tour, they supported Matchbook Romance on the Sub City "Take Action" tour in Spring 2006. That summer, they toured with Fear Before the March of Flames, as well as appearing on the Warped Tour. In fall 2006, Chiodos appeared on Atreyu's World Championship Tour, alongside From First to Last and Every Time I Die, as well as 3 and 36 Crazyfists. Chiodos toured alongside Linkin Park and Coheed and Cambria in early 2008. The band also toured with Nine Inch Nails and Alice in Chains in Australia during early 2009. They played Warped Tour 2009 on the main stage alongside bands The Devil Wears Prada, Bad Religion, Silverstein, Saosin and Underoath.
Chiodos has had several scuffs with those in the music industry, most notably Steven Smith of Steven's Untitled Rock Show, Andy Williams of Every Time I Die.[not in citation given]
On September 24, 2009 the band announced on their MySpace page that they had "let go" of lead singer, Craig Owens.
“ To all of our friends, family, and fans: We would like to let you know that
we have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos. This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen. We wish Craig well . We will absolutely be continuing on as a band and we will keep you informed as this next chapter unfolds. Chiodos fans are the best fans in the world and all we can ask of you, after everything you have already given us, is to share in our excitement for this next album. We promise you will not be disappointed............Brad, Jason, Pat, and Matt
People close to the band were apparently aware of the tension and acrimony between Owens and the other members but, in the days following this announcement, expressed both surprise at the firing, and curiosity about how Chiodos would proceed without Owens as the "face of the band." Two days after the official statement from the band Owens made his own unofficial statement to a small group of fans mentioning that he was upset, hurt and frustrated by the event and that he was not sure what he planned on doing regarding his musical career in the immediate future.
Brandon Bolmer and Illuminaudio
On February 1, 2010, the band announced that they were set to record their third album with acclaimed producer, Machine, that month. "Entering the studio with Bell will be members Jason Hale (guitar), Pat McManaman (guitar), Matt Goddard (bass), and a recently added drummer, Tanner Wayne (ex-Underminded, ex-Scary Kids Scaring Kids). For the time being, the band has opted to keep their frontman selection a mystery until new music is available but feel "very confident in their decision."
The band planned to keep the identity of their new vocalist a secret until their performance at Bamboozle left, but on February 2, 2010 Alternative Press reported that former Yesterdays Rising singer Brandon Bolmer was the new vocalist. Bolmer later revealed to AP that he was the new Chiodos vocalist and he would no longer be a part of Yesterdays Rising.
In the May issue of Alternative Press the band stated they and Derrick Frost parted ways at the time due to his and Craig Owens inability to get along. The band let Frost go over Owens, and only months later let Owens go. They also stated they had considered bringing Frost back.
On June 9, a demo featuring Owens on vocals was leaked onto the internet, named "Thermacare". The demo was recorded in September, just before Owens parted ways from the band. The band released a version of this song on their new CD "Illuminaudio" re-namimg it "Stratovolcano Mouth", which features only the music portion of "Thermacare". Craig has stated on his twitter account that the song will be released under his new band D.R.U.G.S., with new music over the original vocals.
On August 3, Alternative Press posted on their website that Chiodos' new album would be titled Illuminaudio, and would be released on October 5. This was confirmed on August 9 in a press release from their label, Equal Vision.
On August 17, 2010, Chiodos posted the song "Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together" on their MySpace page.
On September 1, 2010, Chiodos released another song, "Modern Wolf Hair", on their MySpace page.
On September 17, 2010, Chiodos released the song "Love Is a Cat from Hell" on their MySpace page. The song features guest vocals by Vic Fuentes, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Pierce the Veil.
On September 28, 2010, Chiodos released the song "Caves" on Shockhound.
On September 29, 2010, Chiodos streamed their new album "Illuminaudio" onto their MySpace, and soon afterwards a ripped version was leaked onto torrent websites.
On October 5, 2010, the "Illuminaudio" CD was released in stores. It debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200.