Origin: Huntington, WV, USA
Genres: Alternative Metal
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Chum  


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 and Godgiven) 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.

Current Members

John Lancaster

vocals/guitars

Mac Walker

guitars

Chris Tackett

bass

Chuck Nicholas

drums


Discography



Dead To The World 
1996 Century Media
  1. Stepping On Cracks
  2. Halfway Home
  3. Kindling Kind
  4. Live In A Circle
  5. Untouchable
  6. Dead To The World
  7. Angels In The Snow
  8. Greetings (From The Inner Self)
  9. Darling Nikki

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

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