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The best kept secret in music


"Jim DeRogatis"

“Here's a look at some of the best self-released music from recent months…
While we're in head-banging mode, I have to give a shout-out to this impressive three-song demo by a theatrical, goth-inflicted speed-metal quartet that comes complete with its own motto ("Chokehold -- The Experience Will Leave You Breathless!") …” – JIM DeROGATIS POP MUSIC CRITIC Chicago Sun Times

- Chicago Sun Times

"Song Reviews"

"Got my attention right off the bat. I'd rather listen to this than most of today's radio metal."
- thepayoff, Birmingham, Alabama

"Very creative! It’s nice to hear something unique, yet still catchy."
- Jadon, Gulf Port, Mississippi

"Love this balls thru the walls intro! I was not expecting to hear the female vocals! Gives the song a surprising twist as I was definitely not expecting it."
- Handnail5, Tampa, Florida

"Like it or not, you are going to snap your neck with this traditional metal-drive complete with half-time interlude. Terrific all around performance, especially the vocals, drums, bass and guitars."
- Cbomb, Padre Island, Texas

"The music makes me feel pumped up. Great sound."
- Lady3, Wallingford, Connecticut

"......good luck...I mean rock...and yes I can feel the dark.......very strong effort.....and I'll say it again.....bad ass drumming!!"
- RoadProphet, Manasquan, New Jersey

"The vox sound awesome and the music is amazing and intense."
– jtthealienst, Los Angeles, California

"Hell yeah. I love to hear female vocals and hard rock."
– jymmhgodsatan, Nowhere, Missouri

"Tune sounds excellent! Are You guys signed yet? Performance was just amazing, obvious talent!"
– skipriek, Madison, Wisconsin

- Reviewers

"You Guys Rock!!!"

You guys really rock!!!
- Bruce Corsone Roaring Records Concert Series - Roaring Records

"Dedicated Fan"

"This is Crazy Mary, a fan of yours since the US Beer Company and North Beach shows." Crazy Mary - Q101 affiliate - Crazy Mary

"Strong Material"

"...we found some of the material to be strong..."
Metal Blade Records A&R - Metal Blade Records

"Unusual Band"

“This is a very unusual band that I think would be a nice band to see live.” - Robert Beneux – Future Impact Magazine - Future Impact Magazine

"Interesting Band!"

“Chokehold definitely looks like an interesting band, and sounds like one too. It's not totally my type of music that I usually listen to.. but I can tell that they have great potential.. and they'll make it big with the right fan base. I must say that it's mighty cool they're from Chicago though. Good luck! “- Angie Disko – Future Impact Magazine - Future Impact Magazine


Singles: The Last Ballad, Vanadis, Crazy, Virgin Queen, The Thirst, UR Evil, Hopelessness, Evil Circus, Freak, Nemesis.


Feeling a bit camera shy


CHOKEHOLD is a theatrical rock band whose music and performances feature aggressive, energetic, and mystical entertainment for the back-bone of society. Straight from the heart assaults tempered with melodic underpinnings provide nourishment for the indomitable soul. All who are tired of the ordinary drudge and crap tune to CHOKEHOLD for restoration of life as it should be...
The band's many influences include Marilyn Manson, Kiss, Cradle of Filth, NIN, SlipKnot, Disturbed, System of a Down, Ozzie, Black Label Society, etc.