Endo (band)

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Endo
Origin Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Nu metal, alternative metal, post-grunge, rap metal (early)
Years active 1995–2007, 2012–2013
Labels DV8/Columbia Records
Past members Gil Bitton
Eli Parker
Derek Gormley
Grover Norton III
Joel Suarez
Joe Eshkenazi
Zelick

Endo was 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 was released in July of 2013.

History[edit]

The band was formed in 1995 by Gil Bitton and bassist Zelick. In 1996 drummer Joel Suarez joined the group, followed by 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.[1] 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. They 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, the band added a new drummer named Grover L. Norton III to the line up for the upcoming tour.

As of Summer 2013, Endo has disbanded once again.

Band members[edit]

Former Members
  • Gil Bitton – Vocals (1995 – 2007, 2012 – 2013)
  • Eli Parker – Guitar (1996 – 2007, 2012 – 2013)
  • Joel Suarez – Drums (1996 – 2001, 2012)
  • Joe Eshkenazi – Drums (2003 – 2007)
  • Derek Gormley – Bass (2012 – 2013)
  • Zelick – Bass (1995 – 2007)
  • Grover Norton III – Drums (2013)

Discography[edit]

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

Videography[edit]

"Suffer"

"Simple Lies"

"Get Low"

"Addicted"

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