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"The End of Silence"

By Niyaz Pirani

Between sips of his hot green tea, Dr. Jelly, the drummer for Orange County metal outfit the End of Silence goes on a rant.

"Everybody’s been told ‘You can’t do this or you’re just a fuckin’ loser," he spews. "We totally feed off of that. We’re gonna come out screaming, yelling and in your face."

Self described by adjectives like dirty, filthy and salacious, the quintet – filled out by vocalist Robert Chapman, bassist Amir and guitarists Matt K. and Kroll Vello – has been cranking out ear-splitting metal for the past three years since they formed out of an impromptu jam session. With the members in place, they needed a name and from there, Ringside was born.

"We used to be Ringside … Fred Durst fronts Flawless Records and he decided to pick up a band called Ringside which probably consists of his drunken buddies," Matt K. says of the band that is actually made up of former jack-of-all-trades Scott Thomas and actor Balthazar Getty. "We decided to give up the name and they’ve probably sold about two records. We’re the End of Silence now … and hopefully we’ll wake some people up while we’re playing."

The band sites influences ranging from Metallica to Lynyrd Skynyrd (Vello frequently strums "Sweet Home Alabama" during practice Matt K. says). Brand them hard rock, metal or even nu-metal, but one thing’s for sure – they’re not confining themselves to a label.

"In terms of [the rock industries’ current taste] we don’t fit in," Dr. Jelly says. "I almost think we’re more than one genre, and we just link it all together and it makes sense."

In the few short years the guys have been playing together, they’ve become a frequent attraction at the Whisky a Go Go, opening for acts like Buckcherry, (hed) p.e., Bad Acid Trip and the Dreaming.

"We’re really good at stealing other band’s fans. We might not bring a million people to the show but people seem to like us. I like playing in L.A. but it’s really competitive. It helped us out and tightened our playing but scene wise, I don’t think we’re really part of the scene," the guitarist admits, citing that the competitive nature of the L.A. music climate turns the band off.

Instead, the band has branched off into other areas of the world where they are accepted for just being themselves – loud, angry misfits with a penchant for great rock ‘n’ roll.

"It seems to be that in Europe, we have a pretty decent following. We’re on the radio and the people really like us," Matt K. says. "I think Europeans are more open to different types of music and are more acceptable to all types of music. In America it seems that there’s like one band and everybody wants to be like that one band. Then you have 10 bands that sound exactly alike."

Taking everything they’ve learned over the past few years, the members of the End of Silence recently finished their debut for Killer Puppy Records. Recorded at Adamos Recording in Westminster and currently being mixed in Malibu, the album features cuts like "Ego Song," "Walls" and a System-sounding-thrash-along called "Ride the Bullet."

"It was never intended to sound like System of a Down," Matt K. states. "Basically it’s just one song we have, we have a broad spectrum … but, I’m proud that people compare us to System because they’re a fuckin’ awesome band."

The record is slated to release on May 16, but the band urges fans to join them at Nikstock in Irvine on May 13 for the official release party. As for the future, plans are unclear, but a national tour opening for Sugar Ray and Goldfinger is the works with a European trek scheduled to follow.

The End of Silence will perform March 21 at the Whisky a Go Go, in West Hollywood. For more information, visit
- Campus Circle

"Southern California Rockers Put Spin On Sound Of Silence"

...The band’s debut album is a varied affair of hard stuff, bridging metal and melodicism, prog and pop (and has no real connection to Henry Rollins though the band shares a name with one of Hank’s classic records). Chapman’s strong, clean vocals keep the musical diversity focused. But his lyrics leave a lot of room for interpretation, adding an elusive quality to the End of Silence. .... - Worcester Telegram and Gazette - Scott McLennan

"Night Life"

...On this specific night, I catch a set by local metal outfit The End of Silence. Its cranking brand of metal has the crowd's heads hypnotically bobbing along. And although the stage is small, the band's members still have no problem putting on a chaotic, energetic show. As a bonus, whoever is in charge of the sound at Surf City knows what he is doing because the volume was perfect. - The Orange County Register

"The End of Silence - Las Vegas"

....Just know their sound is tight, bouyant and surprisingly hooky, as can be heard on their first full length album "Ugly People Ugly Problems". ...
...These five guys put on a stage show dirty, filthy, scummy and salacious enough to convert many unsuspecting metal freaks......

Dave Surratt - CityLife Las Vegas - Dave Surratt

"The End of Silence at Eck's Saloon"

“They … have the ability to induce listeners into a rocking not necessarily a music loving frenzy.”
Valerie Singleton Daily Times Denver
- Daily Times Denver

"The End of Silence Rocks Hard"

“Vocalist Robert Chapman is a chameleon who can blend into a number of different styles.”
Trevor Fisher Illinois Entertainer
- Illinois Entertainer

"Southern California Rockers A Must See"

“That band has distinctive melodies and progressive rock flourishes.”
Steven Graham Mile High News Lakewood Colorado
- Mile High News

"Southern California Rock Act Stops In La Grande"

“Their brand of aggressively caustic hypnotically hard rocking metal has packed many places.”
Jeff Peterson La Grande Observer
- La Grande Observer


2001 EP "Ringside"
2003 EP "Closer"

5 tracks on rotation in the UK, 4 tracks on rotation in Australia, 4 tracks in Germany and 5 tracks on rotation in WA, MS, NYC, XM, Sirius, WI and several internet stations.



The End of Silence

DIRT. FILTH. SCUM. SALACIOUSNESS. These are all words we have heard describing some point in our lives. We have all tasted and smelled the filth in our mouth, while struggling tooth and nail just to keep our heads above sewage water to survive. But a lifetime of hardworking blood, mucus filled saliva, and rancorous sweat, painfully gave birth to gestate the most primitive yet supernatural music on earth. Individual metal, classic rock, and alternative hard rock music elements describe an earth shattering yet giving experience-identifying anger. Instead of focusing on rage, these aggressive rhythms, melodic beats, and understanding lyrics provide music where mankind produces an identifiable universal language. The result is a music that becomes aggressively inspiring yet powerfully overcoming.

Three years and ten months manifested the most caustic, powerfully deepening, identifiable music through a monumental debut album release by The End Of Silence (TEOS)- guitar player Matt K., bass player/ singer Twitch, singer Robert Chapman, rhythm guitar player Kroll Vello, and drummer/ singer JELLY.

The End of Silence has long been considered to be one of the most defiant yet boldest groups to bolster a serious commitment that guarantees their music cleanses the soul. In a world full of toxic negativity, the band has always proven to be a force acknowledged, respected and reckoned with. “Our music has always illustrated our purity and rawness to survival.” comments their singer, Robert Chapman. “We are artists that are not ashamed of what we have done or what we are doing. We put everything on the table and sometimes sift through it like blood-bearing slaughters on a sacrificial alter. You cannot say you are a true artist unless you become a part of it. We are the verb where ignorant silence ends and painfully screaming birth begins.”

In their personal atonement, The End of Silence adopted a philosophy by one of the most dominant boxers of all time, Max Schmeling: If You Fight, You May Lose. If You Don’t Fight, You May Have Already Lost. With a precise passionate resolve, the band has constantly proven themselves through popularity and intoxicating rhythm. For a solid 6 months, have successfully marketed The End of Silence while holding the Top # 1 Most Requested Group with such mankind hits like Closer, Ego, and Ride the Bullet. But more importantly, with such an audio seductive sound and appealing live show, it is no wonder they have constantly had a solid showing of fanatical support at The Whisky A Go Go, Roxy Theatre, Knitting Factory, Viper Room, Troubador, El Rey Theatre and other venues throughout Southern California. Even some of the most accomplished bands like (Hed) PE, Bad Acid Trip, The Dreaming, and A Bloom have recognized their uniqueness and played successful shows with The End of Silence. Fans have always testified to how much the band hypnotizingly controls the audience. “It’s like watching a snake hypnotist mesmerize an audience drunk on their music at release. Any End of Silence show is an experience of absolute hard core adrenaline!” Their soul-cleansing groove yet angrily sedative music has already hit heavy rotation on 2 British radio stations through 2 previous EP releases. An incredible maniacal following already bombarded Germany and Australia like a World War II attack with their presence and music already commanded. Tour experience has also proven their ability for secure longevity and a serious promise to creating an audible experience set with adrenaline and pure emotion.

The End of Silence is a band purely focused on the identifiable common language of mankind through music and the most plain-speaking aggressive emotion. Every single band member has proven to be hard working, dedicated, and loyal. But most of all, all of their music emits the same hardworking blood, mucus filled saliva, and rancorous sweat that painfully gave birth to their music. We have all been there …… and so has The End of Silence.