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Past Shows

Sat. April 18th 2009
The Former Cobalt (No Minors)
Chosen, Muspellheim, THEOCIDE, The Brains
Fri. April 3rd 2009
The Former Cobalt (No Minors)
Chosen, Mecha Messiah
Wed. February 4th 2009
Pub 340 (No Minors)
Chosen, Mendozza, Resurgence
Sat. January 17th 2009
Envy Nightclub (fka Cheers) Delta BC (No Minors)
The Progressive Takeover Chosen, Nylithia, Scabs, Re-Entry
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Metal from Vancouver BC
Broken Up - Confirmed: Mar. 29, 2010 (Archived)

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Fusing elements of extreme metal with crushing heaviness, CHOSEN are a band fully intent on taking their multi-layered music to a wider metal audience. Since the group's inception at the start of 2005, these enthusiastic stalwarts have gradually made a name for themselves within the metal community, gaining much recognition and appreciation for their solid musicianship, distinctive songwriting and high-energy live shows. To date they've released four independent and well-received EPs and have just recently relocated half way across the world to Vancouver, Canada.

"Crossing the groove of Meshuggah with overt Death and Nevermore
influences, their demos to date have been nothing short of impressive."
Terrorizer Magazine

"A band that has worked hard and under unusual discipline to produce
what very few other bands in the country would be capable of."
Metal Ireland Webzine

"These guys know how to knock the shit out of a song;
they do it with skill, originality, aggression, and undeniable talent."
Scene Point Blank

A Brief History of Chosen
Formed in Ireland, CHOSEN initially self-recorded and released a trilogy of EPs over a twelve month period, titled Fragment (Piece I, II & III) which were all well received in both local and international press. After regular gigging activities throughout their native country, the band had its sights firmly set on taking things to the next level. In September 2006 they entered Komodo Studios to collaborate with producer Alwyn Walker and recorded three tracks that were released the following year under the title Promo 2007. However, just as things were about ready to take off, the trio of drummer David McCann, guitarist Paul Shields and bassist Matt Gaynor would find themselves having to recruit a new voice for the band.

A New Level
Having exhausted every option available to them in Ireland, the guys ultimately decided that a complete relocation to Vancouver, Canada would be a more exciting and beneficial option, providing greater prospects for the band in general. As luck had it, their decision was the right one and within weeks of announcing the news started receiving offers from many different singers across the water. Among the interested applicants was Canadian vocalist John Matter, who after an in-depth audition, successfully joined the ranks of CHOSEN.
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Last Lineup

Matt GaynorBass2005-The End
David McCannDrums2005-The End
Paul ShieldsGuitars2005-The End

Past Members

John MatterVocals2008-2009
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Mar. 29, 2010