Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows is an American post-hardcore supergroup, formed in 2010. The band's self-titled album was released on February 22, 2011 through Decaydance Records. In 2012 Craig Owens departed the band to return to Chiodos and the rest of the band are creating new music under a new name.
Formation and D.R.U.G.S. (2009 - 2012)EditThe band was formed in late 2009/early 2010, after Craig Owens was let go by Chiodos. The band's members were announced in several YouTube video updates on Craig Owens' official YouTube page. The band's members include former Chiodos' vocalist Craig Owens, former Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern, guitarist/vocalist Nick Martin of Underminded, former From First to Last guitarist/vocalist Matt Good, and bassist Adam Russell of Story of the Year. The band played their first live shows to sold out crowds at the Pike Room inside The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI on November 28 and 29, 2010.
On November 11, 2010, D.R.U.G.S. released their first song, "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is". On December 6, 2010, they released their second song, "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm". This was followed by "Sex Life", released on January 18, 2011, which is the first single from the album.On January 31, 2011, D.R.U.G.S. released their fourth song off of their self-titled album, "My Swagger Has a First Name" to all those who pre-ordered the album. The band's debut self-titled album was given a release date of February 22, 2011, through Decaydance/Sire Records.
The band headlined a 7-date tour of the UK between March 4–10, 2011, and headlined the Alternative Press Tour with Black Veil Brides and supporting acts VersaEmerge, Conditions and I See Stars, between March 18–April 29, 2011.
D.R.U.G.S. played main stage on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour for the entirety of the tour, with the exceptions of July 17th, 19th, and 21st. Vocalist Craig Owens stated that the band would not play those three dates due a prior commitment he made to be on set for a movie. Owens also stated that D.R.U.G.S. would make up those three dates as well as give away merchandise and a special meet and greet and advised fans that were supposed to go those shows to keep their ticket stubs.On July 12, 2011, D.R.U.G.S. released a live EP titled "Live From Hot Topic", which includes 5 live songs: "The Only Thing You Talk About", "My Swagger has a First Name", "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm", "Graveyard Dancing" and "If You Think This Song is About You, It Probably Is"
On August 21, 2011 Craig posted a status on the band's Facebook page saying, "Matt & I are hard at work in the studio working on some new tracks for you guys! I'm pretty sure we just wrote a few of the best DRUGS songs to date.. GET STOKED!"
Craig Owens has continued to update the status of new songs being written via his Twitter.
On November 28th, 2011 the band posted a previously unreleased b-side from their first album. The song is called "Rehab in Rifle Rounds" and was released as a one year celebration. The band has recently parted ways with Warner Brother and so they have parted ways with Decaydance. On January 16th, 2012, a song titled "Scream If You're Crazy" was released on to Noisecreep.On January 18th, 2012 the band made this announcement: "It is with bittersweet sentiment that we announce some news today. Our bass player, Adam Russell, has made the personal decision to move on from Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows to pursue other opportunities. While we are happy to see him make a choice that will ultimately be best for him, of course, we are sad to see him go. Please know that we remain close friends and supporters of Adam, and that there are no hard feelings. Rest assured this will not affect our current tour schedule. Our close friend, Tai “Never Wrong, Always” Wright, will be filling in on bass duties on the upcoming SIN Tour which starts Thursday in Chicago."
The band completed their first headlining tour, the seven-week long Strength In Numbers (S.I.N) Tour, along with a handful of DIY-style shows with opening acts Like Moths To Flames, Hit The Lights, and Sparks The Rescue.
Departure of Owens and New Band (2012 - present)Edit
On April 26, 2012, Chiodos released a video update hinting that Craig Owens had rejoined the band and replaced Brandon Bolmer, who joined the band after Owens was kicked out. The following day, Matt Good, Nick Martin, and Aaron Stern announced that they have decided to leave the band. It is currently unclear if Owens will continue D.R.U.G.S. with a new lineup or quit the band to rejoin Chiodos as a full-time member.
This statement was released on the band's official website on April 27th, 2012: "To our loyal fans and friends,
After much thought and consideration we (Matt Good, Nick Martin and Aaron Stern) have decided to announce that we will be moving on from D.R.U.G.S. This decision has not been easy to make, and we want to express how grateful we are for all of you who have supported us and made this the incredible experience it has been over the past couple of years. We’ll always look back on our time in this band with pride, and have no regrets about the music we’ve made or the people we’ve made it with. We want to thank everyone who has believed in us, and we hope you’ll keep believing in us. We look forward to the future, and we know we’ll be seeing you again soon, no matter where our paths lead next. With love and gratitude, Matt, Nick and Aaron."
After the departures of Good, Martin and Stern, vocalist Craig Owens had indeed rejoined Chiodos as their lead vocalist.
On August 24, 2012 it announced that Matt Good, Nick Martin, Adam Russell and Aaron Stern will be re-uniting without Owens. It was also announced that they're currently working on a new album.
On August 30, 2012 Matt Good stated via Twitter that "People I have to clear some things up. No one is in DRUGS anymore except Craig. If he wants to keep going then that's his thing." Good later tweeted "But all the other sides minus craig are gonna (write) some new music for yall." The name of the new group is expected to be announced soon.
- Matt Good - lead guitar, keyboards and synthesizers (2010 - present), lead vocals (2012 - present)
- Adam Russell - bass guitar and backing vocals (2010 - present)
- Nick Martin - rhythm guitar and backing vocals (2010 - present)
- Aaron Stern - drums and percussion (2010 - present)
- Craig Owens - lead vocals (2010 - 2012)
- Tai Wright - bass guitar and backing vocals (2012)
- D.R.U.G.S. (Decaydance Records, February 22, 2011)
Live Extended PlayEdit
- Live from Hot Topic (Decaydance Records, July 12, 2011)