Entheos is an American progressive metal super-group formed in 2015 by ex-members of Animosity. It is known as the reincarnation of the previous band mentioned, including that some of the members were part of well known groups such as Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, Continuum, Conflux and Son Of Aurelius.[1] They released their debut EP, Primal, in March 2015, which is considered by fans as what could have been Veil of Maya if Chaney Crabb were selected to be the vocalist in that band in a contest in 2014; and their debut album, The Infinite Nothing, in April 2016. The band announced their return to the studio in March 2017, and released their most recent album, Dark Future, in November of the same year.[2][3]

Entheos
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Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresTechnical death metal, progressive metal
Years active2015 (2015)–present
LabelsSpinefarm, Artery Recordings
Associated actsAnimosity, The Faceless, Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit
Websitefacebook.com/entheosband
Members
Past members

HistoryEdit

Entheos was formed by drummer Navene Koperweis, vocalist Chaney Crabb, bassist Evan Brewer, and ex-Animosity guitarist Frank Costa in early 2015.[4] Crabb's vocal prowess rose to prominence after her vocal audition video for Veil of Maya's vacant singer spot went viral.[5]

After their initial lineup was solidified, the band posted a series of studio update teaser videos to their Facebook page.[6] The band posted the album artwork and release date for an upcoming work on February 25, 2015.[7] Their debut EP, Primal - EP on March 15, 2015. Preceding the official release, the band posted the entirety of Primal to their BandCamp on March 12, 2015.[8]

On November 2, 2015, Entheos announced that guitarist Frank Costa had departed the band due to "things in his life that need to be taken care of, which we feel cannot be achieved while being involved in this project." In the same statement the band announced that guitarist Malcom Pugh had joined the band to replace Costa.[9]

On May 5, 2015, the band posted a video to their Facebook page, announcing that they were already recording music for a new release.[10]

On April 1, 2016, the band released their debut album The Infinite Nothing.

On June 2, 2016, Entheos announced via their Facebook page that Malcom Pugh had departed the band.[11] In the same post, the band announced that former Scale the Summit guitarist Travis LeVrier had joined the band on a permanent basis.[12] The band also posted a play-through video of LeVrier performing "An Ever-Expanding Human" to their Facebook page, and Artery Recordings' YouTube channel.[13]

On March 14, 2017, Navene Koperweis announced via his Facebook page that the band had returned to the studio again. The Entheos Facebook page additionally posted a video depicting studio work with the hashtag "lp2".[2]

On September 7, 2017, Entheos announced the release date for their new, and second album Dark Future. The album was released on November 10, 2017 through Spinefarm Records. To promote the album they released a single "The World Without Us".[14]

Band membersEdit

TimelineEdit

 

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Year Album details Peak chart
positions
US
Indie
[16]
US
Hard
Rock
[17]
2016 The Infinite Nothing 49 24
2017 Dark Future
  • Released: November 10, 2017 (2017-11-10)
  • Label: Spinefarm
31 26
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

EPsEdit

Primal (March 15, 2015)[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Entheos: Former Members of The Faceless, Animals as Leaders, and Animosity Launch New Project". MetalSucks. 2015-01-05. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  2. ^ a b "Entheos (Ex-The Faceless, Ex-Animals As Leaders) Is In The Studio". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  3. ^ "(Some) Shit That Comes Out Today: November 10, 2017 | MetalSucks". MetalSucks. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ "Former The Faceless, Animals As Leaders, Animosity Members Form Entheos". Metal Injection. 2015-01-05. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  5. ^ "Hey VEIL OF MAYA, Hire This Woman To Be Your New Vocalist!". Metal Injection. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  6. ^ "ENTHEOS Posted Three New Studio Teasers". Metal Injection. 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  7. ^ "Entheos Get an Album Release Date and a Brief Tour". MetalSucks. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  8. ^ "Entheos debut EP goes primal". Metal Insider. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  9. ^ a b c "Entheos kicks out guitarist Frank Costa". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. November 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "ENTHEOS Is Already Working On A Full Length Record". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  11. ^ a b Not stated (June 2, 2016). "ENTHEOS - Friends- we have parted ways with Malcolm Pugh..." www.facebook.com. Facebook.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-03-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Entheos - An Ever-Expanding Human w/Travis LeVrier (Playthrough)" on YouTube
  14. ^ Kennelty, Greg (September 7, 2017). "ENTHEOS Drops Crushing New Song "The World Without Us," New Album This November". www.metalinjection.net. Metal Injection.
  15. ^ Xavier, Trey (August 26, 2016). "ENTHEOS Announce Travis LeVrier As Permanent Guitarist, Release Playthrough". geargods.net.
  16. ^ "Entheos Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  17. ^ "Entheos Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  18. ^ "Primal EP | ENTHEOS". bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2017-03-17.