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Chokeout

Chokeout

Chokeout


IN 2006 CHOKEOUT WAS STARTED OUT OF THE DEMISE OF THREE OTHER BANDS, DOWNSIZE, PURITY LOST, AND PROLIFIC. THE FOUNDING MEMBERS SHANNON GUTHRIE (VOCALS), AARON FOSS (BASS), BRANDON BURKE (DRUMS), AND BRANDON BUCKLEY (GUITAR) HAD A DEFINITE IDEA AND FOCUS FROM DAY ONE. IT WAS TO BE THE MOST VERSATILE METAL BAND IN CENTRAL WA. AFTER MONTHS OF WRITING AND FINALIZING A HARDENED SOUND THAT HAS BECOME THEIR SIGNATURE, THE BAND RECRUITED ANOTHER GUITAR PLAYER, ED MEJIA. Read more on Last.fm
IN 2006 CHOKEOUT WAS STARTED OUT OF THE DEMISE OF THREE OTHER BANDS, DOWNSIZE, PURITY LOST, AND PROLIFIC. THE FOUNDING MEMBERS SHANNON GUTHRIE (VOCALS), AARON FOSS (BASS), BRANDON BURKE (DRUMS), AND BRANDON BUCKLEY (GUITAR) HAD A DEFINITE IDEA AND FOCUS FROM DAY ONE. IT WAS TO BE THE MOST VERSATILE METAL BAND IN CENTRAL WA. AFTER MONTHS OF WRITING AND FINALIZING A HARDENED SOUND THAT HAS BECOME THEIR SIGNATURE, THE BAND RECRUITED ANOTHER GUITAR PLAYER, ED MEJIA. THE CHEMESTRY BETWEEN ED AND BUCKLEY WAS UNDENIABLE AND DATED BACK YEARS TO THEIR PREVIOUS ENDEAVOR IN DOWNSIZE.

THE SOUND OF CHOKEOUT COULD BE COMPARED TO AN EXCAVATING CREW USING TEN TONS OF DINAMITE. GUT WRENCHING VOCALS, MACHINE GUN KICK DRUMMING, CHUGGING BASS LINES LIKE A LEAD PIPE, AND RAZOR TIGHT GUITARS THAT HAD A CHAINSAW LIKE BATTLE WITH THE CONSTANT BACK AND FORTH GUITAR SOLOS. THE BAND HAS CHANGED SINCE DAY ONE, HOWEVER, THE MUSIC HAS STAYED THE SAME. ED MEJIA LEFT THE BAND TO FOCUS ON FAMILY IN 2007.

ALTHOUGH THE BAND WENT ON TO OPEN FOR MANY NATIONAL ACTS AND WAS FINALIZING RECORDING SESSIONS FOR FLATLINE DRUMMER BRANDON BURKE LEFT THE BAND TO PLAY MUSIC IN AUSTIN TEXAS LATE 2008. THE BAND FORGED ON AND HAD A VERY WELL RECIEVED AND PRAISED ALBUM THAT WAS SELF PRODUCED INTITLED FLATLINE. ALTHOUGH, THE ALBUM WAS GOOD, THE BAND WAS GROWING DARKER IN SPIRIT. FILLING THE VOID OF THE ORIGINAL LINEUP WAS HARDER THAN IT SEEMED.

ONCE ALL COMMITMENTS FOR THE BAND WERE DONE FOR 2009, THE CREW REPLACED THE DRUMMER SEAT WITH UPAS DRUMMER, MIKE CLAYTON. AS THE BAND EMBARKS ON 2010, THEY ARE CURRENTLY WRITING AND RECORDING FOR THE FOLLOW UP TO FLATLINE. THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE SHOWS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Time line **** Note**** All shows will NOT be listed in Bio Timeline.

March 2006 - Chokeout is formed under the working title "Stiffarm". April 2006 - Chokeout is "Chokeout" and begins writing material. April 2006 - Songs "Hate In My Veins", "Gun Talk", and "Rot Away" May 2006 - "Whiskey's Gone", "In Your Hands" are completed June 2006 - First show Monday Metal Madness @ The Central, Video Taken. July 2006 - Write up in Local Magazine, and band photos.

July 2006 - "Fallen Enemy", "Sick Of It All" are completed August 2006 - Recording begins November 2006 - Recording ends December 2006 - "Suffocating The World" is mastered and pressed January 2007- Cd is released. February 2007 - Writeup Local paper, 3rd on Platinum Artist Search. February 2007 - "Rot Away" video March 2007 - Sold out first order of cd's. June 2007 - Headline S7 Show due to Threat Signal cancelation.

June 2007 - Song "Sucker Punch" July 2007 - "Gun Talk" Video Shoot. August 2007 - Open for Scum of the Earth. Photo Shoot. October 2007 - Song "Wasted Time " October 2007 - 1st Place Central Wa State Fair Battle of the Bands.

October 2007 - Open for Bowling for Soup October 2007 - "Gun Talk" video posted November 2007 - BOTB perfomance video posted. Writing new material. January 2008 - Songs "Dying Day" "Rip The Wound" "War" February 2008 - Songs "Repeat Offender" "Dig My Own Grave" March 2008 - Song "Flatline" "The Storm" May 2008 - Recording starts, drums completed. June 2008 - Recording guitar completed.

July 2008 - Recording bass completed. September 2008 - 1st place Project Independent show round one. October 2008 - Recording Vocals Completed. Artwork posted.

February 2009 - CD "Flatline" is released!! April 2009 - "Dying Day" Track of the day on Garageband.com (4/27) May 2009 - "Dying Day" Track of the Week on GB. (5/4-5/10) May 2009 - Radio Versions of "Dying Day" and "Rip The Wound" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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