It was recently announced via Myspace that Chiodos has departed from frontman Craig Owens. This is what the band had to say:
“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 are speculating it has to do with Craig spreading himself out over all the other side projects (Cinematic Sunrise, Isles & Glaciers and solo material). The band plans to continue on under the same name after they find a new singer.
UPDATE: Two days ago, Chiodos keyboard player Bradley Bell posted on Twitter : “You’ve become inconvinient.” Many feel that this was aimed at Owens, though nothing has been confirmed.
Earlier today, Craig updated his Twitter with: “Home for months – first time in a long time. I plan to write a song everyday, take vocal lessons & become much better at what I already do.”
Owens recently has released his own solo album, and is expected to concentrate on that for the time being.