is five men brought together by the common love of making music and
the adrenaline rush of playing live shows. Influenced by many forms
of music, CHOPCORE blends together elements of punk, hard-core, metal,
shred, rock and even The Beatles to form their own sonic assault.
Refusing to follow the current trends or what MTV says is cool they
have produced their own original sound.
Formed in 1998 the band went through necessary lineup changes to arrive
at what they now describe as a "family unit." Vocalist John Paoline,
formerly of South Jersey's Gore Grinding Lunatics Mortal Decay brings
CHOPCORE to everyone's attention with his intense, deranged stage
presence and unique vocal persona. Running around, flailing about
on the floor and cutting his head open with the mic he truly bleeds
for his music. Guitarists Brian Keeley, and newly added John Hartman,
also from Mortal Decay fame, bring the brutal tones and riffs and
mixes them with some very uncommon, shimmering, clean “flavor crystals”
that help add to the original sound of CHOPCORE. Rounding out the
band’s solid steel backbone is the rhythm section of new drummer Dan
Jefferson (we will miss you Jim Cawood..keep your eyes open and hands
on the wheel brother) and bassist Rich Cusato. Who together blend
beat and rumblings bringing this full frontal assault of music to
Aggressively dominating their local South Jersey/Philadelphia area
scene, CHOPCORE has opened up for such acts as Pro-Pain, Dirty Rotten
Imbeciles, Internal Bleeding, Dead Orchestra and Mastermind. Live
shows along with local radio airplay are steadily spreading the CHOPCORE
message….HARDCORE TILL THE DAY I DIE!
September 2001 not only was America under attack but so was the underground
music industry. When John Paoline achieved his long time goal of getting
CHOPOCORE on a record label. Europe's own Metal Age Productions offered
to release Chopcore's debut album "Bloody Little Mess" Now available
in select retail outlets, online at www.metalageproductions.com,
the band’s website, and at shows.