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 Chariotforged 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.
The band's 2010 album, their first CD away from long time label home Solid state Records, Long Live contains all the signature elements of their sound, sized up to epic dimensions. The album was, without a doubt served as another testament to a specific time and place of a storied and esteemed passage. 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.
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|Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing Nothing Is Dead and Nothing Is Bleeding||2003||Solid State Records|
|Unsung EP||2005||Solid State Records|
|The Fiancee||2007||Solid State Records|
|Wars and Rumors of Wars||2009||Solid State Records|
|The Chariot: Long Live||2010||Good Fight Records|
|One Wing||2012||Good Fight Entertainment|