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New York City's Full Blown Chaos first unleashed their uncompromising metal/hardcore assault via a self-titled 2001 EP, which was later released on one-time bassist Ed Conroy's Jailhouse Records. They built a following opening for groups like Hatebreed and Sepultura, and in 2003, Jailhouse partnered up with Jamey Jasta's Stillborn Records for the release of another EP, Prophet of Hostility. The crew followed up in October 2004 on Stillborn with the album Wake the Demons. Full Blown Chaos spread their music among the metal crowd by playing over 200 shows in 2005 alone, and in doing so, frontman Ray Mazzola, bassist Mike "Lurk" Ruehle, and brothers Mike and Jeff Facci (guitar and drums, respectively) managed to score gigs with heavy-hitters like Chimaira, Slipknot, Superjoint Ritual, and God Forbid, among others. The band's relentless touring schedule eased up enough for them to enter the studio in February 2006 to record with producer/engineer Eric Rachel (Every Time I Die, A Life Once Lost). Full Blown Chaos' resulting sophomore effort, Within the Grasp of Titans, surfaced that summer in time for dates on Ozzfest.