Chum travelled a typical road towards a recording contract,
cultivating a local following in their home state of West Virginia,
releasing some local product (two cassette EPs, Postblisstheory
before attracting the attention of (first) Capitol Records
(who opted not to sign the band, citing a desire for a vocalist
change which the band refused to do) and later Century Media, who
eventually signed the band.
The opening riff from Dead To The World
, their debut album,
might remind some of Korn
with it's downtuned sound.
The similarity pretty much ends there, though -- there are
vague similarities in the guitarwork, but the vocals here are much
more controlled, almost alternative-ish, and the songwriting is
much more diverse.
Lineup changes ensued even before the release of the album, and the
band, in various guises, survived until late 1998.
Former members appeared in such local bands as Milk Of Napalm and
Semi-Automatic, neither of which are currently active.
In the summer of 2004 the band reunited, with intents to record
a new album.
Dead To The World
Reviews: Chronicles Of Chaos
- Stepping On Cracks
- Halfway Home
- Kindling Kind
- Live In A Circle
- Dead To The World
- Angels In The Snow
- Greetings (From The Inner Self)
- Darling Nikki