With a hard earned and accomplished sales history of over 100,000 units and years of vigorous global touring, The Chariot have entrenched themselves as a standout in the hard and aggressive music movement. Founded in Douglasville, GA by vocalist and band leader Josh Scogin, The Chariot forged a path for themselves with a tireless work ethic. With their 2004 debut "Everything is Alive, Everything is Breathing…." The Chariot immediately distinguished themselves from the musical masses by recording the entire album live in one take. It was an approach seldom dared by any musician, but it perfectly captured The Chariot and set the tone for their performance driven ethos that remains at the core of the band's being to this day. That album and its raw display of power planted the seed that spawned a devout and unyielding fan base that hung on every jarring riff, off timed rhythm, and unrelenting vocal performance. The following years saw The Chariot continue to ascend through the burgeoning underground music scene with studio releases like "The Fiancee" and "Wars and Rumors of Wars" both debuting on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Each release saw an accompanied trek of worldwide touring, sharing stages with the hard and heavy elite like P.O.D, As I Lay Dying, and Every Time I Die. While their profile and reach continued to rise beyond that of their genre, their work ethic and values remained grounded in the roots of d.i.y. punk. The band took on the painstaking yet ultimately fulfilling mission of creating hand-made artwork and liner notes for their 2009 "Wars and Rumors of Wars" release, completed by numbering the first 25,000 copies. Most people would scoff at the thought of taking on such a process, but the love of the art and a commitment to their fan base is what sails the ship of The Chariot. The time and effort it required was a mere pittance to pay to create such a unique presentation of the album for their fans.
Never a band to take more than a moments rest, The Chariot is currently hard at work and putting the finishing touches on their upcoming brand new full length album "Long Live". This album also marks a new chapter of sorts, as they recently found a new home by signing with Good Fight Music. The album is tentatively being set for a late Fall release in 2010. The new album contains all the signature elements of their sound, sized up to epic dimensions. The album will without a doubt serve as another testament to a specific time and place of a storied and esteemed passage. As one could easily guess, the successive tours for when the album is completed are already in the works. For those that have experienced the band up close and in concert know full well, that decimating stages and leaving crowds aghast is how the band shall truly - Long Live.