The Chariot

the_chariotThe Chariot is a Christian metalcore band started in 2003 by the ex-vocalist of Norma Jean, Josh Scogin. The 2002 music festival Furnace Fest was a defining time in the history of Norma Jean. The band was touring their album Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child. It was an album that had garnered the band strong reviews from many in the heavy metal community. Despite the success the band was achieving, frontman Josh Scogin announced at the end of the set he would be leaving Norma Jean.

However, Scogin soon returned with The Chariot. “Creating something out of nothing … It is the basic concept of art,” he said. The Chariot signed with Solid State Records in May 2004 and released Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, and Nothing Is Bleeding in November of the same year. The band has stated that their name comes from a passage in the Bible, in the book of 2 Kings, the story of Elijah being taken into heaven by God in a chariot of fire. As of 2007, Josh Scogin is the only remaining member of the band to have appeared on the band’s first album. On April 29, 2009 The Chariot posted all of the songs from Wars and Rumors of Wars on their myspace player, 5 days before the album was released.

Other Information

  • Origin: Douglasville, Georgia, USA
  • Genres: Metalcore, Mathcore, Christian metal
  • Years active: 2003–present
  • Label: Solid State Records
  • Associated acts: Norma Jean, The Glass Ocean, A Rose By Any Other Name, The Rein
  • Website: http://www.thechariot.com
  • Members:
  1. Josh Scogin – vocals
  2. Bryan Russell Taylor – guitars, backing vocals
  3. Stephen Harrison – guitars, backing vocals
  4. Jon “KC Wolf” Kindler – bass
  5. David Kennedy – drums

Videos

Releases

  • Goldman Demo 2004 (2004) Demo
  • I Collect Bust (2004) Demo
  • “Ladies And Gentlemen… The Chariot” (2004) DVD
  • Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, and Nothing Is Bleeding (2004)
  • Unsung (2006) EP
  • “One More Song” (2007) DVD
  • The Fiancée (2007)
  • Wars and Rumors of Wars (2009)

Links

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~ by molco on June 13, 2009.

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