Chemicals of Democracy formed in 2007 as a three piece and in 2012, expanded their sound and brought in two more players. After honing their craft for several years, the band caught the attention of British Grammy-nominated record producer, Chris Tsangarides. "CT", as he's known, signed the band to his start-up label, Dark Lord Records, and released "The American Scream" in 2013.
"This is a smorgasbord of fine metal riffs, brutal anthems and fist-in-the-air choruses. ‘Fire In The Hole’ recalls Megadeth at their peak, whilst ‘Driver’ and ‘Toxic’ are addictive metal songs of the highest order. This band have popped up with an accomplished and enjoyable metal debut. One for those that enjoy Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold and Fozzy. ” Jason - Get Ready To Rock
European festival appearances followed after the release of TAS. The band traveled to Europe no less than 4 times in a two year period, appearing twice at the UK's famed Hammerfest, in 2012, sharing the stage with heavyweights, Anthrax, Skindred and Hatebreed, and again in 2013 at the Hard Rock Hell fest in Ibiza, Spain.
The sound of C.O.D's music may well have its roots in traditional heavy metal, but what makes C.O.D stand apart is their guitar sound, which is created through their unique tuning method. Combined with undeniable vocals from Darrin Richards, the band has created a modern musical landscape all their own.