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|Origin||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Genres||Nu metal, alternative metal, post-grunge, rap metal (early)|
Grover Norton III
|Past members||Joel Suarez
Endo is a four-piece rock music group from Miami, Florida. The band formed in 1995, released two major record label albums in 2001 and 2003, and worked on songs for a third before disbanding in 2007. In 2012, the band got back together with Gil, Eli and Joel, with their new bass player, Derek Gormley. Recording on their new album began early in 2013 with B-Team Records in Miami, FL. The album is expected to be released before June.
The band formed in 1995 with Lou Orenstein, Diego Ponsa, Reggie Barret, Steve Morris and Gil Bitton. In 1996, bassist Zelick joined the group, followed by Joel Suarez and Eli Parker. New York-based company, "Concrete Management" (Pantera, Ministry, Anthrax), signed the band in the late 90's, where they opened for such bands as the Foo Fighters, Static-X, and Megadeth. They were later signed to DV8/Columbia Records, and released two major albums.
Their first major album Evolve was released in 2001, and featured more of a rap-metal and nu metal sound. The band released a follow up album, Songs for the Restless in 2003, but the band featured more of a post grunge, straight rock sound, without rapping. They played at the Ozzfest Tour in 2003 in support of the album and opened for bands such as Korn, Chevelle and Marilyn Manson.
The band parted ways with DV8/Columbia in April 2004, and at the time were working on the recording of five new tracks. A year and a half later, in November 2005, they announced on their MySpace blog that a new album was close to being finished. In February 2006, they announced they were performing at a contest in their hometown of Florida, but no further news on the album.
About a year later the band finally made another statement, on January 1, 2007, that they were disbanding due to inner turmoil.
In 2012, the band got back together began playing live shows again in their hometown, Miami, FL. News of their new album began surfacing on the band's new Facebook page and the first track from the upcoming release, "Get Low" has appeared on the band's YouTube channel. Also, adding a new drummer Grover L. Norton III to the line up for the upcoming tour.
As of Summer 2013, Endo is currently on tour in the Midwest, promoting their new self released album" Wake the Fuck Up".
- Gil Bitton – Vocals
- Eli Parker – Guitar
- Derek Gormley – Bass
- Grover L. Norton III – Drums
- Joel Suarez – Drums
- Joe Eshkenazi – Drums
- Zelick – Bass
- Lou Orenstein – Guitar
|Date of Release||Title||Label|
|March 20, 2001||Evolve (v3.0)||DV8/Columbia Records|
|July 22, 2003||Songs for the Restless||DV8/Columbia Records|
|July 5, 2013||Wake the Fuck Up||Self-released|