Boston, Massachusetts metallers THE RED CHORD will perform with original drummer Michael Justian at all upcoming shows. Justian has not publicly performed with the group since the Maryland Deathfest of 2004 and replaces recently departed drummer Brad Fickeisen.
Justian left THE RED CHORD at the end of 2003, joined UNEARTH in 2004 and also spent time filling in for TRAP THEM, EARTH CRISIS, SHAI HULUD and 108 in the interim.
Commented guitarist Mike McKenzie: "It's great to be jamming with Mike again. His approach to drumming is truly unique and amazing. Even though it has been about six years since he has played this stuff, his playing is stronger than ever. We've rehearsed almost every day for the last month and we can't wait to do this live again."
The first show with the adjusted lineup will be this Wednesday, February 10 at the Hideaway in Johnson City, Tennessee before meeting up with MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE, CHELSEA GRIN and THOSE WHO LIE BENEATH on the "Burgers and Bowling Tour".
"Fed Through the Teeth Machine", the fourth full-length album from THE RED CHORD, sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 180 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Fed Through the Teeth Machine" was released on October 27, 2009 in the U.S. via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Jonny Fay Backyard Studios, which is owned by the band's former guitarist Jonny Fay, and it was mixed and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with HATEBREED and SHADOWS ALL, among others.
THE RED CHORD is:
Guy Kozowyk - Vocals
Mike "Gunface" McKenzie - Guitar
Greg Weeks - Bass
Michael Justian - Drums