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The Chariot were an American mathcore band from Douglasville, Georgia. The last lineup consisted of drummer David Kennedy, vocalist and bandleader Josh Scogin, and guitarists Brandon Henderson and Stephen Harrison. The band experienced frequent lineup changes since its inception, with Scogin being the only original member. The band played an abrasive style of hardcore that does not adhere to typical stylings such as melodic/abrasive dynamics and harmonic vocals. Read more on Last.fm

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 007: Hevy Festival 2012 Preview

July 25th, 2012

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This week’s podcast has Tom Doyle joinging Hugh back in the Thrash Hits studio, and this week they’re taking a long hard look at the line-up for Hevy Festival 2012. As the UK’s up-and-coming hardcore, punk and rock festival prepares for its fourth year, we’re looking at the headliners, our top picks from lower down the bill, the unusual layout for this year’s festival, as well as baselessly speculating on the potential this young festival upstart has for the future. Oh, and mouthing off about a couple of bands. Y’know – the usual.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 007: Hevy Festival 2012 Preview

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Photos: Norma Jean + The Chariot @ London Camden Underworld – 03 March 2012

March 9th, 2012

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Usually when a someone quits a band, more often than not they do so not on the best of terms with their former bandmates. Obviously there are exceptions to this (after all, sometimes people just want to quit the music business altogether to spend time with their family), but if someone quits to start another band…well…you only have to look at Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser to see that things do not normally end well in these situations.

Not so Josh Scogin and the guys in Norma Jean though. Not only does Scogin still get on with his former bandmates (well, the handful of them who are in Norma Jean’s current touring line-up), but they get on well enough for Norma Jean to bring The Chariot, the band Scogin quit NJ to form, out on their European tour with them. Awww. Isn’t friendship a wonderful thing?

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Hevy Festival announces Converge, Will Haven, and 13 other bands in first announcement 2012

January 27th, 2012

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Hevy Festival has announced its first fifteen bands for 2012 – they are Converge, Will Haven, Protest The Hero, Deaf Havana, Verse, The Chariot, A Wilhelm Scream, Deez Nuts, Set Your Goals, Trapped Under Ice, Pianos Become The Teeth, Balance and Composure, Sharks, Last Witness, and Crocus. Sweeeeeeet.

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Thrash Hits TV: We ask Josh Scogin from The Chariot questions about everything EXCEPT Christianity

April 26th, 2011

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You know what’s boring and rubbish? Interviews with bands that just ask the same questions over and over again. In pretty much every interview we’ve seen with Josh Scogin from The Chariot, the interview always seems to get hung up on the fact that Scogin and co are Christians. It’s so bor-ing. Which is why we decided it was the one thing we weren’t going to ask him about when we cornered him on the stairs of the Camden Underworld last month.

It didn’t stop us asking him a whole bunch of other questions he’s probably answered a thousand times before, but then nobody’s perfect, right?

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Interview: Josh Scogin of The Chariot

February 9th, 2011

After releasing one of our favourite records of 2010, The Chariot are returning to the UK to play some more shows. It would be silly not to have a chat their amazing singer, Josh Scogin about stuff and things. Right?

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Atlanta has born quite an array of strong heavy acts over the last decade, what’s in the water?
I think the answer is in the Coke. After all that is where it was all invented and all.

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Album: The Chariot – Long Live

November 15th, 2010

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Long Live
Good Fight Music
22 November 2010

By Mike Strata

It’s no coincidence that the cover art for The Chariot’s latest slab of furious dissonance looks more like something one would expect from a hardcore band than a band that is routinely (and quite unflatteringly) labelled as metalcore. The Chariot has always produced DIY, rootsy, frighteningly honest music, and whilst the band might share little in common sonically with bands like Bane and Have Heart, their ethos and aesthetic are similar. From the organic recording of their albums to their ferocious, out of control live shows, for The Chariot it’s all about keeping it real.

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Photos: Protest The Hero, The Chariot & The Human Abstract @ Sheffield Corporation – 06 March 2009

March 12th, 2009

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Protest The Hero
w/ The Chariot, The Human Abstract
Sheffield Corporation
06 March 2009

When Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero brought their brutality to Sheffield, top snapper Gary Wolstenholme was in tow to take some photos of the beardy bruisers as well as support acts, The Chariot and The Human Abstract.

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