||Huntington, West Virginia, USA
April 4, 2020
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
who eventually signed the band.
The opening riff from their Dead To The World
might remind some of Korn
with its 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.
At least one formal reformation took place in 2004, but nothing came of
Dead To The World
- 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