End In Echoes (Progressive Metal) - Medina, Ohio
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End In Echoes is a six-piece progressive metal group from northeast Ohio established in June of 2012.
Their influences are that of aspiring people, much like themselves, such as Ice Nine Kills, Born of Osiris, Protest the Hero, Northlane, Twiztid and many others.
Founded in Lakewood Ohio, End In Echoes slowly began piecing together what would be the current lineup today. Many members had come and gone for various reasons, but the determination to see their idea never left their minds. For the next couple of years, they worked hard to improve their playing abilities and refine an idea that would help others through tough times and life struggles.
In June of 2014 after recording and releasing their first three track EP 'Au Courant' the group hit the stage and haven't looked back since! Having the opportunity to play shows non-stop following the release gave them the opportunity to share the stage with bands that inspire them to create music and connect with people. This only fueled the idea some more.
With momentum and experience, starting to head in the right direction and the line-up of musicians becoming more tightly knit, it only felt right that a full length album be created. So in the spring of 2015 End In Echoes headed to Studio D in Cleveland Ohio and began working on the album Beauty In Chaos. Each member of the group shared a great deal of experiences, both as brothers and aspiring musicians. They came away from the sessions with an album that would only aid their idea further.
The album was well received by fans, both physically and digitally. The group sold out the Foundry Concert Club in Lakewood Ohio on the night of its official release. It was another step in the right direction, and just what the group needed to push themselves to work harder and push their idea further.
"We want what everyone should want. A place to call home, friends to call family and a life we can call ours."
End In Echoes is currently recording their sophomore work.
4/30/17 - The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
5/21/17 - Outpost - Kent, OH
5/27/17 - Ruby Tuesday Live - Columbus, OH w/ Nekronik
6/3/17 - The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
"Beauty In Chaos" Album Review"
This full length album from End In Echoes came out a few years back in 2015 but with new music looming, let's take a look back and see why people are so hyped up about them. "Riots In Paradise" opens up the album in a massive wall of Metal sound. The melody mixed with the chaotic metallic riffs brings to mind the early raw emotion of Bring Me The Horizon mixed with the melodic tendencies of Sea Of Treachery. It's an outstanding opener. "Gift Of Nothing" is a gem of a track. The track has driving riffs, melody and will have the live crowd singing and dancing along for sure. It has a slight All That Remains feel to it as well. "King's Grave" has a bouncy chorus and also features a skull crushing breakdown halfway through. There's a slight influence of Between The Buried And Me on the track as it has a bit more Progressive feel to it than the previous tracks. "Monoliths Of Epic Proportions" brings back the power and angst of the opener. The mix of melody and breakdowns on the track is perfect and will certainly be a nice addition to a Metal fans playlist. The ending is the track is something that needs to be heard to be believed. "Protest The Leaders" is in high gear from from the get go. The track is melodic, fast and doesn't let up. The track is a stand out and has the most melody out of the tracks thus far. The guitar solo on the track is awe inspiring. "Abandon Your Friends" builds initially before blasting out with more melody and destruction. It's a track that keeps the rock solid pace going. "Such Is Life" features amazing guitar work. The track will get some head bobbing along with the top notch breakdown later in the track. The melody on the track takes it to a higher level and makes it a track that shouldn't be missed. "Masterpiece" is a track that brings to mind Bury Tomorrow or Atreyu as it features clean sun vocals and metallic riffs that puts them in the upper echelon of melodic Metal bands. "Greatest Tragedy" is a high energy romp through the rough and tough wilderness of Metal. It keeps its stronghold on their signature sound and if anything, put's their exclamation point on it. The closer "Overlook Road" slows things down and creates an emotional journey of a track. The track has the most melody on the track as it builds and builds before finally unleashing pure passion. Bullet For My Valentine's ballads are one thing but this track is in a league of its own. As their track "Such Is Life" goes, "you will be stuck with us", that's not a bad thing as once you start listening to this album you won't be able to put it down. Keep listening and stay tuned for new music from them coming soon.
End In Echoes takes you on thrilling ride of Metal filled with beautifully crafted melody and annihilating riffs.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “End in Echoes” and is there any meaning behind it?
Most of us got into music through our friends or family, or we were inspired by bands we saw playing live. We use it to cope, or simply for enjoyment. At some point in our lives, every one of us decided that this is what we wanted to do with our lives.
We developed our sound using individual inspiration from each member of the band. Through several member/inspiration changes, the band progressed into what we have today.
Technically, the bands original vocalist came up with the name, but Jesse and Todd also added their input. There’s no real significance or meaning to the name. We just wanted to have a name that would stand out amidst all the other names out there at the time.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from your "Beauty in Chaos" album? What's the word on new music?
No matter how bad things get, no matter how dark it may seem, there is always a light that shines through. There is always good inside the bad. We’re currently working on recording new music.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
High energy, and a generally positive vibes. We like to interact with the crowd as much as possible.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
We all enjoy playing most of our songs, but we enjoy performing our new material most.
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
We’d really enjoy touring with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Alesana, or Twiztid.
6. Any crazy show stories?
We got banned from playing a venue in Akron, Ohio once. They didn’t allow moshing, and crowd got pretty rowdy. It didn’t really help when one of our members got sick all over the front door. Everyone who played that night was banned from playing there ever again.
7. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?
We feel like the genre is kind of splitting. Half of the bands you hear are trying to be as heavy as possible. The other half is becoming more melodic and technical with their style.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Ohio both locally and state wide?
Locally here in Cleveland, the Metal scene is moving forward in leaps and bounds. We’ve got a lot of great bands out here and we all work together to make the scene as good as it used to be. In fact, every band we’ve played with from out of town has been met in Cleveland with open arms, and every time we’ve gone out of town, we’ve gotten a great reception. The scene in this state is alive and well.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
We mostly just want our music to be heard. If you really want to support, come out to our shows. Share our music with your friends, bring them to the shows. Buy some merch.
10. What’s next for End in Echoes?
We are working on getting ready to tour and building our fanbase. We are also setting up our media company, Echo Side Productions.
11. Any shout-outs?
The list of people that we want to shout out includes every single person who ever listened to our music, came out to a show, bought our merchandise, came up to us after our set, or helped us in any way shape or form. Whether it be borrowing equipment, donating, helping us get to shows, or even just hanging out with us. Also, anyone involved in the local scene, from promoters to bands that we’ve shared the stage with, venue owners, anyone who kept a positive vibe to keep the scene alive. You are all a part of this family that we have built. We appreciate and love all of you.