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|Also known as||Elliot (1995-1997)|
|Origin||Fort Smith, Arkansas|
|Genres||Mathcore, Christian metal, metalcore, alternative rock, (early) melodic metalcore, hardcore, Christian hardcore|
|Labels||Solid State, Day-Glo, Deadself|
|Associated acts||Living Sacrifice, Lovedrug, Unwed Sailor, Fear is the Driving Force, The Handshake Murders|
|Past members||Cory Brandan Putman
Eso-Charis, originally called Elliot, was a Christian Mathcore band formed in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Founding members, brothers Cory Brandan Putman and Matthew Putman, and Arthur Green, eventually went on to join the band Living Sacrifice. In late 1997, the band recorded their first and only full-length album with Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice. The album was first produced independently, but was after leased to Day-Glo Records of Stockholm, Sweden. Later on, production of the album moved to Solid State Records, the same label as Living Sacrifice. Cory has stated that they most likely will not do a reunion. He also stated that after his brother and Green quit the band they added two guitarists, bassists, and drummers, with Cory and Jayson being the vocalists.
- Final Line-Up
- Cory Brandan Putman - (1995-2002) guitar, vocals (Norma Jean, Fear Is the Driving Force, The Radio Sky, Living Sacrifice, The Handshake Murders,(Briefly))
- Matt Depper (1995-1996, 2002) - lead guitar (Lovedrug, Snailhuntr, Unwed Sailor)
- Jayson Kent Holmes (1997-2002) guitar, vocals (The Handshake Murders)
- Gabriel Edmonds - Bass (1999-2002)
- Stephen McDonald - Drums (1999-2002)
- Arthur Chester Green - bass, backing vocals (1995-1999) (Living Sacrifice)
- Matthew Lee Putman - drum (1995-1999) (Living Sacrifice, Lovedrug, Snailhuntr, Unwed Sailor, Bear Colony, Fear Is the Driving Force, The Early Hours, Chase Pagan)
Vocalist Cory Brandan Putman live in 2007 with Norma Jean
- The Plateau Green (Independent, 1997)
- Eso-Charis (Solid State Records, 1998)
- Setting Roots for the Winter (7" record) (Deadself Records, 2000)
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