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Lordchain was formed by Jeff Grady and Kelly Matthews in January of 1990 under the name Eternity. Over the next few years, the band would release several demo tapes and play many concert dates with a steadily increasing fan base. A highlight in the band's early career would be opening for Tourniquet, one of the band's biggest influences and one of Christian metal's most popular acts in the 1990's.

The band then placed in MTV's Beach House Band Search in 1994 with the video for "Follow Me", which later appeared on Lordchain's self titled debut CD. (This video is now available for viewing in the video gallery!)

January, 1996 started a new era in the band's history. The name was officially changed to Lordchain and work began on their first full length CD. The line up was Rick Koeshall: vocals, Jeff Grady: guitar, Cris Brown: guitar, David Fain: bass guitar and Kelly Matthews: drums. Lordchain's self titled debut cd was released in 1997 to rave reviews. Another concert highlight would be opening for "Bride" in December of the same year.

1998 saw the departure of vocalist Rick Koeshall and long time guitarist Cris Brown. Guitarist Dale Bassham came on board and the band was renewed with a fire and passion that remains to this day. Lordchain's second album, "Cracked", was released in 2002.

After the recording of the band's third album, "Soulever", in the spring of 2004, David and Dale stepped out of the band. Guitarist Matt Hale and Bassist Adam Rhodes joined and brought an energy to the band like it had never seen. Lordchain's fourth album, "Looking Past The Moment" was released in 2006, once again to critical acclaim.

In November of 2007 Lordchain released a fifth album titled "Finding Balance" which was a darker, more modern sounding project.

The sixth Lordchain CD "What is, What Was" was released in the summer of 2010. This old meets new album celebrates the band's 20 year history with re-recorded classics, updated recordings of three songs originally slated for the debut album, but ultimately cut, as well as seven brand new tracks.

Through styles and fads, Lordchain has remained a musical powerhouse with an unchanging message of hope and life through Jesus Christ. The purpose for Lordchain's existence is to glorify God and tell the world of His love. This is what has kept the band alive for over 27 years... let's see what happens next.