Members: Tripp Helix - Vocals, Mark McKellar - Guitar, Steve Madigan - Bass, Alex Wagner - Drums
Formed in late 2008 against the backdrop of Massachusettsâ Merrimack Valley, Age of End shapes a variety of genres into a rhythmically powerful and musically diverse sound.
Inï¬uences of Metal, Hardcore, and Hard Rock are scattered throughout the bandâs independent debut album "The Rhythm of The Slaughter", released in January 2010. Recorded at Woodshop Recording Studios in Andover, MA with producer Charlie "Bunk" Borruso (Godsmack, Dogï¬ght, Another Animal), the full lengthâs ï¬rst single/b side, âShattered/ beLIEve,â received thousands of plays online before the band had ever even taken the stage.
To celebrate the release of the album, the band headlined their CD release party at Worcester, MAâs iconic The Palladium. Since then, "The Rhythm of the Slaughter" has been played on dozens of FM and Internet radio stations from coast to coast in the US., and in over 20 other countries (The UK, France, Poland, Estonia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Indonesia etc.) Age of End has been featured by close to a hundred publications, websites, blogs, etc. including AOL's Hard Rock/Metal blog, Noisecreep, Altsounds.com (UK), and in July '10, as a featured artist on Reverbnation.com.
Since their ï¬rst show in July â09, Age of End has been given the opportunity to play with a wide variety of national acts including Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Cold, Soulï¬y, 10 Years, Unearth, Full Blown Chaos, Prong, and more. The band has also been a part of multiple festivals including WCYYâs âOxxfestâ, and WAAFâs âIndoor Beach Partyâ.
In Feb '11, original vocalist Chad Hickman was replaced by Tripp Helix, and the band quickly released 2 brand new demo tracks, "Led Like Lambs", and "You're to Blame", in March.
Age of End have very quickly established themselves as a mainstay of the local music scene and are primed to take things to the next level with regional and national tours already in the works.