Echo Hollow

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Echo Hollow
Origin Burbank, California
Genres Christian metal[1]
Thrash metal
Progressive metal
Years active 1996–2004
Labels Geneva Records
Associated acts Tourniquet, Holy Danger
Past members Guy Ritter
Gary Lenaire
Matt Rosenblum
Matthew Fallentine
Rafek Oganyan

Echo Hollow is an American Christian metal band founded by Tourniquet ex-members Guy Ritter and Gary Lenaire in 1996. Echo Hollow has released two studio albums, Diet of Worms in 1998 and Superficial Intelligence in 2004.


The band formed in October 1996, with Guy Ritter and Gary Lenaire.[2] The band made the cover of HM Magazine in 1999 for their first release.[3] The album's title, Diet of Worms, celebrates the actual Diet of Worms, where Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for his work translating the Bible into common German.[4] Another theme was the 1998 shooting at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, from which both Ritter and Lenaire had graduated.[3] Musically, the album was similar to Tourniquet, but less heavy and aggressive.[5]


Studio albums
  • Diet of Worms (1998)
  • Superficial Intelligence (2004)


Last Known Lineup
  • Guy Ritter - Vocals (ex-Tourniquet, ex-Holy Danger) (1996-2004)
  • Gary Lenaire - Guitar (ex-Tourniquet) (1996-2004)
  • Matthew Fallentine - Bass (1996-2004)
  • Matt Rosenblum - Drums (1996-2004)
  • Rafek Oganyan - Guitar (June 2001-2004)[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Todd (April 10, 2007) Heaven's Metal Exclusive: Guy Ritter Interview at the Wayback Machine (archive index). HM Magazine. Retrieved on July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "About the Group". Archived from the original on March 2, 2001. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Macintosh, Dan (January–February 1999). "Echo Hollow". HM Magazine (75): 16–17. ISSN 1066-6923. Archived from the original on 2001-07-13. Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  4. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Echo Hollow". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 290. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Josh (1999-02-10). "Diet of Worms". The Phantom Tollbooth. 
  6. ^ "Rafik Oganyan". Echo Hollow. Archived from the original on February 5, 2005. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 

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