Elder (band)

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Elder
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresStoner rock,[1] doom metal, progressive rock
Years active2006–present
LabelsMeteorCity, Armageddon, Stickman Records
Websitebeholdtheelder.com
MembersNick DiSalvo
Jack Donovan
Mike Risberg
Georg Edert
Past membersChas Mitchell
Matt Couto

Elder is a four-piece progressive heavy rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, consisting of frontman Nick DiSalvo, bassist Jack Donovan, guitarist/keyboardist Michael Risberg and drummer Georg Edert. They have released five full-length albums since 2006 and multiple demos and EPs.

History[edit]

Elder was formed in Fairhaven, Massachusetts in the mid-2000's by Nick DiSalvo (guitars, vocals), Chas Mitchell (bass), and Matt Couto (drums). After releasing a split album with the psychedelic rock band Queen Elephantine in 2006, Elder released their eponymous debut LP in 2009 and Dead Roots Stirring in 2011, both on MeteorCity Records. The band signed with Stickman Records and released their third LP, Lore, in 2015.

Mike Risberg joined the band on guitars and keyboards in 2017.[2] Co-founding member and drummer Matt Couto left the band in 2019[3] and was replaced by Georg Edert.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Elder (2008)
  • Dead Roots Stirring (2011)
  • Lore (2015)
  • Reflections of a Floating World (2017)
  • Omens (2020)

EPs[edit]

  • Spires Burn / Release (2012)
  • The Gold & Silver Sessions (2019)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at Roadburn (2013)

Split[edit]

  • Elder / Queen Elephantine (2006)

Members[edit]

Lineup[edit]

  • Nick DiSalvo – vocals, guitar (2006–present)
  • Jack Donovan – bass (2008–present)
  • Mike Risberg – guitar, keyboards (2017–present)
  • Georg Edert – drums (2019–present)

Former members

  • Matt Couto – drums (2006–2019)
  • Chas Mitchell – bass (2006-2007)[4]

External links[edit]

  1. Elder on Facebook
  2. Elder on Bandcamp
  3. Behold the Elder (official band website)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terich, Jeff; Blyweiss, Adam (April 20, 2017). "10 Essential Stoner Rock Albums". Treblezine. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Reflections of a Floating World: An Interview with Elder". Bearded Gentleman Music. June 17, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "ELDER Part Ways with Co-Founder and Drummer Matt Couto". lambgoat.com. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  4. ^ ""Elder" Interview by Keith Clements". Metal Heads Forever. February 7, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2020.