Temple of Echoes
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Temple of Echoes


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"Rock Temple"

NYC-BASED TEMPLE OF ECHOES is a hard-driving rock outfit that brings to bear wideranging influences such as The Doors, Guns N' Roses, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains. Led by the twin attack of vocalist Wes Stanton and lead guitarist Mangin, the group has just released a new album [Union]2 (pronounced "Union Square") on Saturation Acres. Recorded in Danville, Pennsylvania in what Stanton describes as "a garage with cathedral ceilings" with former Fuel drummer Kevin Miller, the music blazes with a raw sound that evokes a classic 1970s production vibe.

Stanton started the band with lifetime friend (and Marlene Dietrich's great grandson) J. Matthew Riva and began writing songs in the vein of their favorite music. They knew they needed a dynamic guitarist and, after a lengthy search, found Mangin, who was a perfect fit. They were also fortunate in finding bassist Randall Leddy and a drummer, Lafrae Sci, to make their live shows unforgettable.

After seeing the band perform, clothing company head Chris Gilbert (paper denim cloth), decided to back them and fronted the money to start recording their album. When Saturation Acres liked what they heard, they decided to release the album. With passionate music, a solid fan base and savvy career moves, the band lives up to Music Connection's praise: "Temple of Echoes pulses with the blood of heavy hitters." The band is currently being played on over 200 radio stations. Check out www.templeofechoes.com for more info. - ASCAP Playback 03/06 (Erik Philbrook)

"Now This is Rock and Roll!"

Temple of Echoes are a great “hard rock” band from New York City that kind of remind me of a cross between The Tea Party and Pearl Jam with a bit of Zeppelin swagger thrown in. Now I put hard rock in parenthesis because I believe their music is a calling to a time when rock was rock, rather then encumbered with over marketed labels like "punk", "emo", "prog", or whatever else the industry is labeling things these days.

That is the kind of niche-free sentiment I admire and enjoy. Check out Snakes, Faulter and In No Sense for a sampling of what they have to offer and get ready for their debut CD coming out in late 2005. Great stuff.
- Mark Boudreau - Rock and Roll Report

"Demo Critiques"

This Temple's conceptual three-songer pulses with the blood of heavy hitters such as Soundgarden, and aims for a big, big sound. While the material is familiar, the performances are strong (Fuels Kevin Miller is on drums) and the production is consistantly fine, adding a sheen of quality to the proceedings. "Snakes" pulls out all the rock stops - even a guitar solo. "Faulter" has a piano thread that nicely conveys the band's classical influences. - Music Connection


(Union)2 (Released October 2005)
Four Songs (2004)
Besides (2004)
The Day I Awoke (2003)
3 Songs Live (2003)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Now being played on 200+ Radio Stations around the US, New York City's Temple of Echoes is a raging combination of Wes Stanton's powerful voice and Mangin's shrieking lead guitar work, coupled with a hard edge driving rhythm section anchored by bassist Randall Leddy and drummer Lafrae Sci. This creates a unique blend of power and passion with influences ranging from Guns N' Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, the Doors and Led Zeppelin. Thus, Temple of Echoes generates "a powerful but raw sound more like one of the great bands of the 1970's while maintaining the relevance needed to succeed in today's music industry." (Douglas Peek - ASCAP)

Temple of Echoes was born from the writing team of Wes Stanton and J. Matthew Riva, great grandson of Marlene Dietrich. Wesley and Matthew met at the age of 6 in New York City. As their paths split years later, the two reunited in 2003 and begun to mold the individual sound that is Temple of Echoes. Upon the addition of Randall and Mangin's writing and playing styles in 2004, Temple of Echoes found the perfect parts to complete its stage line-up and writing team.

Sponsored by Paper Denim & Cloth, Temple of Echoes has already recorded a few studio EP's however the new full length album titled (Union)2 (produced and recorded by Saturation Acres with drums provided by Kevin Miller, formerly of the band Fuel) delivers a sound that critics say "pulses with the blood of heavy hitters" (Music Connection), "blazes with a raw sound that evokes a classic 1970s production vide," (ASCAP Playback March 2006) and has been described as "a calling to a time when rock was rock, rather then encumbered with over marketed labels like "punk", "emo", "prog", or whatever else the industry is labeling things these days." (Mark Boudreau - The Rock and Roll Report)

Taking a quote from Chris Gilbert, President of Paper Denim & Cloth, "The songs on (Union)2 where a hit when these guys showcased for us a while back but with the additional input from Kevin and Saturation Acres, the album far exceeded my expectations. They have definitely hit a strong chord with this one."

For more information about Temple of Echoes or to purchase (UNION)2 go to www.templeofechoes.com.