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The Red Chord Biography

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Birth Place: Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: Grindcore, Deathgrind, Deathcore

The Red Chord is an American deathcore metal band who hail from Revere, Massachusetts, and formed in 1999 when two friends, vocalist Guy Kozowyk and guitarist Kevin Rampelberg decided to make some noise. A year later guitarist Mike "Gunface" McKenzie, and bassist Adam Wentworth and drummer Mike Justian were permeant fixtures. The band gained fans very quickly on the underground metal scene and caught the eye of the Robotic Activities record label in early 2000. The band put out their debut album “Fused Together in Revolving Doors” in 2002 which was an instant success with fans. Shortly thereafter in 2005, “Clients” was released and sold over 50,000 copies in the U.S. As the band hit the road and toured with Ozzfest; there were some line-up changes with Wentworth and Justian leaving the band and Gregory Weeks and Jon Dow replacing them. By 2007 The Red Chord had put out their third album, “Prey for Eyes,” which sold in between 4,000 and 5,000 copies and debuted at #198 on the Billboard 200 chart.

After the third album, more line-up changes and another tour, the band's latest album, “Fed Through the Teeth Machine” (2009) debuted at #180 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Kozowyk states that the new songs are more intense and mature than those the previous album. "It's faster and heavier, but it's definitely groove-oriented and melodic where it needs to be.” The album release was was followed by a headlining tour 2010 in the U.S. While more line-up changes ensued, the band are very busy touring and working on new music.