Chokeslam is Rebel Metal from Rock City, TN. Expect in your face, down your throat stomping tunes and high-energy live shows. Blues inspired Metal Guitar Riffs, Double- Bass Driving, In-the-Pocket Grooves, and Throat- Crushing Vocals set Chokeslam above the rest. Chokeslam has been voted Best Metal Band in 2003, 2004, and 2005 by the CIA Music Awards.
Chokeslam consists of four members:
Troy Gray on Vocals, El Jefe' on Guitar, Tim Gray on Drums, and Chris Moore on Bass.
Chokeslam is heavily involved in writing, recording, and performing heavy metal and hard rock music. Chokeslam is searching for a Record Company to take us under their wing and fork out some bucks to get us heard throughout the nation. Of course, going along with that, put Chokeslam on the road warming up such acts as Shadows Fall, Old Mans Child, Overkill, Black Label Society, and Black Sabbath and pay us good money for our effort and talent as songwriters and performers. Chokeslam has paid dues for many years and has three albums and numerous accolades and videos to show for it. Chokeslam has up to forty extra songs ready for vinyl, just no money to put them out. Film and TV Music Supervisors and Ozzfest coordinators would be very interested in Chokeslam.
* Dave Weinthal- Enigma Magazine- (423) 267-6072, www.enigmaonline.com. Fax- (423) 265-0120
* Jim Stryker- The Bay, Buck Wild- Chattanooga, TN (423) 756-1919
* Jon Philips- Digital Video Minds- (423) 503-1316
* Chris Braly- CIA Music- (423) 296-9903, www.ciamusic.com
Chokeslam formed in 1997. The lineup consisted of Cris Kines and El Jefe' on Guitars, Jody Swygert on Bass, Tim Gray on Drums, and Troy Gray on Vocals. Due to conflicting work schedules, Jody left to join Pistol Whip. Tim, Troy, Cris, and Jefe' kept the core together and moved on with Chokeslam with El Jefe' filling in on Bass.
In 1999, Chokeslam released their first EP entitled The Killer at Richie Norton's Digital Underground in Chattanooga, TN. Chattanooga radio immediately put Chokeslam on the air with tunes such as "180 Grit" and "I'm Gonna Be Your Killer". Chokeslam started building a huge following in Chattanooga and throughout Tennessee.
By the year 2000, due to more conflict in work schedules, Chokeslam restructured with El Jefe' on Guitar where he belongs and Adam Evitt on Bass. Chokeslam then recorded their first full- length album entitled Chokeslam with Richie Norton. Chokeslam was released in May 2001. Once again, Chattanooga and surrounding areas radio immediately started playing Chokeslam. Fans have created anthems from songs such as "Atom Bomb" and "CS 420".
Shortly after the release, Chokeslam had some conflicts of interest. Adam Evitt was replaced with Frank Robinson- Bass extra ordinaire and long time friend. Thus, giving Chokeslam what is their most powerful team of friends, musicians, and writers to date. Chokeslam hit the road in support of their new album with great response including Milwaukee Metalfest XVI.
While honing their skills on the road, Chokeslam continued to give 100% effort to please Chokeslam fans. Chokeslam's fan base grows steadily month after month.
Long time Chokeslam fan and friend: DVM Production King- Jon "Chapman" Phillips shot the video for "Cold Throat Magician" at The Bay in 2002. It was constantly voted #1 video on FUELTV.
In the year 2003, after constant touring, writing, practicing, radio shows, and learning, Chokeslam was awarded the trophy for Best Metal Band by CIA Music Awards. Each member was also nominated in their respective categories for their efforts.
Throughout the year 2004, Chokeslam recorded their next album at Audio Alchemy with Brian McKutcheon. Constant legwork, touring, and ability gained Chokeslam a sponsorship from Jagermeister and an invitation to perform at Chattanooga's 2004 Riverbend Festival. Then to close out the year, Chokeslam was awarded their second straight Best Metal Band trophy by CIA Music Awards.
In 2005, Chokeslam has put the finishing touches on their long- awaited follow- up album entitled Hillbilly. The album contains eleven strong offerings including an excellent cover of Charlie Daniels' "The Legend of Wooley Swamp".
Chokeslam has been compared to such acts as Mudvayne, Slipknot, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Flotsam and Jetsam, Clutch, Pantera, and Rob Zombie.
* Best Heavy Metal Act - 2003, 2004, 2005 CIA Music Awards
* Best Metal Nominee - 2002, 2003, 2004 CIA Awards
* Best Live Act Nominee - 2003, 2004 CIA Music Awards
* Best New Artist Nominee- 2002 CIA Music Awards
* Performing Artist - 2002, 2003, 2004 CIA Music Awards
* Enigma magazine - Cover and Interview - March 21, 2002
* Metro Mania magazine - Full Page Bio - April 2001
* Metro Mania magazine - CD Review - May 2001
* Performing Artist- Milwaukee Metalfest XVI
* Best Drummer Nominee- Tim Gray- 2003, 2004 CIA Awards
* Best Guitarist Nominee- Jeff Campbell- 2003, 2004 CIA Awards
* Best Vocalist Nominee- Troy Gray- 2004 CIA Awards
* TalkRadio 102.3 FM- Backstage Chattanooga- Featured Guest and Performer
* WAWL 91.5Fm- "The Battle" Chokeslam - winner for four weeks
Call and request CHOKESLAM!
WRXR- Rock 105.5 FM Chattanooga, TN (423) 642-0105
WAWL- 91.5 FM Chattanooga, TN (423) 697-4406
WREK- 91.1 FM Atlanta, GA (404) 894-2468 email requests
CHOKESLAM- THE KILLER (1997) - ep soon to be available
CHOKESLAM- SELF-TITLED DEBUT (2001) - independently released
Buy the Chokeslam debut now. You will love all ten heavy songs. Pick it up now at Cat's Music and Grumpy's. Available in The Orchard, Baker and Taylor, Alliance Entertainment, and Super D catalogs. Chokeslam merchandise is available on the web at www.chokeslam.biz.
Live shows include 2002 Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, Riverbend 2004, The Bay, The Cricket Pavilion, Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center, Masquerade, and many others throughout the Southeast. Chokeslam has played with such bands as Beautiful Creatures, Nile, Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal, Seven Witches, October 31, Scar Culture, Macabre, Bongzilla, Jag Panzer, Anal Blast, Withered Earth, Cephalic Carnage, Kataklysm, Incantation, Brick Bath, Disarray, Pistol Whip, Open Blind, IZOPN, The Unsatisfied, Thumpgun, C.H.A., Soulbread, Best Fist Forward, Cain, Double Dick Slick, Random Conflict, Soulrust, A.F.C., All Things Green, Krystye Wilson, Flannery, Sex Head Loosey, Forces of Nature, Madhatter, Ruztid, Quazimojo, Minivoid, Dieselhum, Covered in Scars, John Paul Williams, Michael Curtis, Emerson Biggins, Pighut, Driven, Project 40, Section, Sickhed, Little House, Niceguy, Oktober, Leaderdog, At Gunpoint, Thousand Foot Krutch, Hellstomper, Grayson Manor, River Chicken, Noisecult, Monoliath, Polecat Boogie Revival, Den of Iniquity, Artimus Pyledriver, Basic, Solvi, and Not Worth Trusting.
For booking information contact management at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 488-1815